The disappearance of vocational schools has brought Romania to a situation where there are numerous engineers and unskilled workers on the labour market, but there is a shortage of skilled workers, in particular in the manufacturing sector. Although factories offer massive employment, the number of employees that can be found on the Romanian labour market is not sufficient because job seekers are either not eligible or not available in the areas where companies are located.

What are the Commission’s recommendations to the Romanian authorities regarding the establishment of professional and vocational schools and encouraging students to attend such schools?