Postal and Banking Technologies

 

The objective of this study programme, which in different forms has existed since 1961, the year when the School was founded, is the efficient adjustment of educational process to the rapid development of new professions and technologies. As a response to market requirements, we train students to successfully perform jobs in the field of offering postal and banking services with an emphasis on the technological development of these services.

Starting from the maxim saying that the true knowledge is a combination of theory and practice as well as from the fact that contemporary society and contemporary world ‘require’ skillful, trained and experienced performers, ready to accept new tendencies and challenges and at the same time to apply new technologies, great attention is paid to both ‘traditional knowledge’ and practical application of acquired knowledge.

 

The result of this approach is the fact that our graduated students who acquired the title of vocational engineer of traffic engineering (the first level of vocational studies) are completely prepared to work and make progress in a contemporary social environment.

The curriculum of the studies provides a wide range of knowledge necessary for a rapid adjustment into work processes in postal and banking sectors. Our graduates are well acquainted with the work on PC, contemporary electronic technologies in the field of providing services as well as with the basic principles of organisation and management in large systems. It is another confirmation of the perspectives of this study programme.


All courses are divided into groups of compulsory and elective courses. According to their affinities, capabilities and interests, students can opt for postal or banking technologies. In this way, they define to a certain extent the content of the studies, adapting it to the requirements of particular work places, which facilitates both finding the job and rapid adjustment to a work place.


ICT College of Vocational Studies, for the purpose of carrying out one part of practical training within the study programme of Postal and Banking Technologies, provides a contemporary laboratory which is equipped as a PosTneT post office.

Local computer PosTneT network is set up with the consent of PE PTT communications ‘Serbia’.

Laboratory is used to train students to work in all segments of PosTneT applications.


Practical training includes all segments integrated in the field of offering services in postal traffic. Furthermore, working conditions in the area of organization, management and control of postal network units are also provided.

In order to further improve the quality of training students to work in real conditions there is an undergoing process of connecting the School’s PosTneT lab to the PosTneT/Intranet network of PE PTT communications ‘Serbia’. This will provide both students and teaching staff with an access to a large number of technological and all other instructions available within this network.


The other part of practical training is carried out through real work in the post office 11108 Belgrade 12 in accordance with the Agreement on the Way of Realisation of Practical Training, which is concluded between the School and the PE PTT communications ‘Serbia’.


We are aware that only practical assessment of acquired knowledge and skills can enable our students to be ready for all challenges that await them.

In the units of the entire postal network in Serbia as well as on the territory of neighbouring countries, it has become the tradition that the jobs of managers, supervisors and senior tellers have been successfully performed by a large number of graduates from the study programme of Postal and Banking Technologies.

In accordance with the Law on postal services, it is realistic to expect the appearance of private providers of this group of services, which will together with the National Post represent new opportunities for employment to our students.

Our lecturers follow contemporary trends in the theory and practice related to postal and banking systems, and by presenting this information through the lectures they open the possibilities to our students for further professional advancement.