ProCredit Bank supported students of the National Trade and Banking High School – Sofia

March 8, 2017

The 18th traditional fair of the National Trade and Banking High School under the Integrative Practical Training Project was held on the 23rd of February at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia. The event, which has a competitive character, was attended by 56 training banks, companies and organisations, which were developed by the students themselves. The fair coincided with the 104th anniversary of the founding of the high school, where over 1,250 children are educated in 8 specialities.

ProCredit Bank supported 2 teams of 10th and 11th grades in the development of their banks. Apart from guidelines on the design and the realization of all necessary materials, our future colleagues received valuable advice which they needed to complete their projects. They had the opportunity to attend a practical training at the offices of the bank in Sofia and in the ProCredit Head Office which helped them upgrade their theoretical knowledge with real life practice.

The students used their knowledge and creativity to present successfully their training banks which offered the guests of the event financial services for private individuals and legal entities.

The criteria for evaluation of the training banks, companies and organisations were quite high. Competition among teams was high, too. But the effort of mentors and students was rewarded with many prizes in various categories.

The 10A grade team developed their bank within a very short period of time, but it managed to stand out at the fair gaining them the second prize in the Bank of the Year category, as well as the first prize for the Bank with the Best Company Clothing.

The 11B team impressed the jury with their ATM development and won the prestigious first prize for Best Servicing Bank. Their effort was also rewarded with the first prize for a professionally developed price list.

This is what part of the students, supported by ProCredit Bank, shared: “We would like to thank you for the support and enthusiasm with which you welcome us in your institution and help us get a deeper insight in banking. You contributed a lot to the prizes which we received this year at the 18th fair of the National Trade and Banking High School”.

The ProCredit Bank team believes in the success of the students and is happy to support the transfer of knowledge between the education system and real business.