Developing Employability Skills

IBCM invites you to participate in an ERASMUS+ Pilot Training Programme


Do you speak English?

Are you a recent graduate?

Or, are you employed and want to improve your professional skills in communication and management?

If yes, you are invited to participate in a FREE pilot training program at IBCM! 

As a partner in the DIGAS project (Developing Innovation Agents for Small-Medium Sized Enterprises), IBCM is working on a short-term training program for early career professionals that will improve their employability in Mitrovica and region. The DIGAS project is a strategic partnership composed of 8 organisations from seven EU member states funded by the ERASMUS+, KA 2 programme,


The purpose of this Program is to support SMEs improve their business performance by training junior to mid-level professionals in the latest communication and management skills. The program will build confidence, competencies, and motivation of participants, giving rise to a more professional image and increased success in the businesses in which they work – or will work!

The Program is uniquely developed by IBCM lecturers based on international best-practices in skills-training delivery using contributions from a network of European professional vocational institutions. The training program will be delivered in the English language at IBCM’s state-of-the-art facilities in Mitrovica, by top lecturers with academic and professional credentials. The training offers immediate opportunities for networking and information sharing, both locally and internationally.


In order to participate, you must:

  • Have intermediate/advanced knowledge of the English language;
  • Be employed or aspire to work in a junior-mid level position, preferably in a small or medium-sized enterprise or company;
  • Provide a CV in English;
  • Be willing and available to attend all components of the pilot program. (If you are employed, you must also have your supervisor’s approval).


Developing Employability Skills is a 2-week modular training program that will be delivered at the IBCM north campus in Mitrovica on the following dates:

Week 1: 28 – 29 September 2015 (from 13:00 – 17:00)

Week 2:  06 – 07 October 2015 (from 13:00 – 17:00)

Week 3:  19 October 2015 (Final Presentations)


To begin, participants explore and evaluate their skills and test their knowledge through many different exercises and discussions, and then learn and apply skills and strategies in order to achieve the desired results on-the-job.

Training is delivered by lecturing, interactive and self-study exercises, role plays, video presentations and various contemporary teaching methods on the following modules:

  • Effective Communication
  • Professional and Ethical Behavior
  • Control of Emotions and Stress
  • Leading and Managing Other People
  • Time Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Basics of Project Management

Learning Outcomes

After actively participating in this training, participants will have knowledge in:

  • Organizational behavior and culture
  • Team work and leading teams
  • Prioritizing objectives
  • Time and resources management
  • Effective management of conflict

After actively participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Take the leading role in making decisions
  • Take personal responsibilities and action
  • Clearly relate strategic goals to actions
  • Encourage and motivate others
  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Prevent stress and runaway emotions while remaining productive
  • Develop team agility and productivity
  • Develop leadership and problem solving skills


If you are interested in participating, please contact our Student Services Department by phone: +381 (0) 28 534 834 /+386 (0) 49 333 990 or email no later than 22nd September to secure your place in the training program.

You can also contact us by filling in the Contact form on our website, please specify DIGAS in the “comments” section. We will promptly provide you with more detailed information on the training.

For further information the DIGAS project, please visit the website at