Try KEDS Academy for a change07 Jan 2014
When we first visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, which was also the starting point for our Academy, we were nicely and warmly hosted by the Vice Dean, Professor Mimoza Ibrani. During our discussions we learned that the program offered by the Faculty to its students was rather reformed, had an updated curricula and the professors are fully competent. However, two programs at the Faculty have a low number of students and a high rate of student drop out.
They don’t always drop out but instead they choose to continue studies at a different field. Talking to students of the two respective branches of the Faculty, we realized they quit not because of the lack of interest in their field of study but because of the lack of employment opportunities.
At KEDS, we consider the ones that continue following their dreams as heroes. They went on and continued with their studies despite not seeing a bright future. That’s how we got inspired to change the situation. Instead, they decided to see how it happens in the real world, see the machinery they talk about at their respective faculties in real and get to know it, have talks and discussions with fellow students / other participants and the academic world from Turkey. At KEDS we started believing this will strengthen their ability to tackle the energy sector and be there working hard for it to be successful in the future – moreover, we’re sure the results will be amazing and the faces will be smiling at the end.
Together with the Bogazici University Lifelong Learning Center and our local partners, the Public University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo, we have managed to develop a program based on the needs of the University and technical secondary school students. The program will offer trainings, a unique opportunity to become active in the field, internships and finally a temporary and / or permanent employment at the Kosovo Energy Distribution and Supply Company in Kosovo.
We started designing the program as soon as we received confirmation from our management and we initially found generous support by the Bogazici University Lifelong Learning Center. As soon as the program and the curricula was designed, we started our application procedure which went rather smoothly. After the selection we are committed to meeting every student individually, further improve our program and be there to tackle the needs of every participant and make this one of the most successful stories in Kosovo.
As KEDS, we believe our source of energy are the people and we wish to further electrify a big part of our source, the European energetic youth from Kosovo – the dreamers of today and the electrifiers of the future.
Frequently asked questions
KEDS Academy is a programme established by the Kosovo Electricity Distribution and Supply Network J.S.C. aiming to professionally further educate students of the bearers of the higher education institutions in Kosovo and technical secondary level schools by providing practical knowledge and expertise through training and internships.07 Jan 2014 Read full Article ¬
Informations related to application
Please read the following information for additional details related to application and testing procedures to become a part of the second edition of KEDS Academy.07 Oct 2014 Read full Article ¬