About us

National Training Fund (NTF) is a nonprofit organization o­perating since 1994. Its aim is to promote the development and restructuring of human resources in accordance with the requirements of economic and social reforms in the Czech Republic.

 The mission of the National Training Fund is to provide public beneficiary ser­vices, specified in its Charter as follows:
Our organization provides following public beneficiary service
a) professional, scientific-research and consulting services for human resource development in areas:
  • lifelong learning, par­ticularly in further general and professional education
  • employment policy, generally and focused on reducing barriers to access for disadvantaged groups in the labour market as well
  • social policy, social services, including quality of service management
  • global factors influencing the development of a knowledge-based economy
b) the preparation, organization, administration, evaluation, monitoring and control of programs and projects funded from public and private sources, especially in area of cooperation with the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation
c) analyses and prediction of labour market skill needs , analyzes of quality of human resources in relation to the competitiveness of the economy, sectors and regions
d) performing re­search activities.

The National Training Fund has a long-lasting experience in providing services in the area of employment, human resources development and further professional education. NTF  participated in the preparation and implementation of European programs for employment services development, suppport to vocational training and employment in the CR (Phare, EQUAL, Leonardo da Vinci, ESF), including methodological preparation and management of several grant schemes. Since the beginning of its existence, the NTF participated in drafting strategic documents at national level, such as public administration reform strategy (Ministry of Interior), Human Resources Development Strategy in the CR (Czech Government) or the National Programme for the Development of Education in the Czech Republic (Ministry of Education).

The National Training Fund has its own analytical unit, which research activity is focused on the labour market, employment and human resources development, particularly in relation to the prediction of labour market skill needs and the education and training, both initial and further vocational training in particular.

Other sections of the NTF deal with the social services, standardization and quality evaluation, de­velopment of human resources in regions, guidance in employment and vocational training. 



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