The presentation program of the Khmelnytsky Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation, supported by the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund, was launched on the 15th of February 2006.

The program began with a meeting of distinguished guests from Brussels, NATO Headquarters, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Rector of Khmelnytsky National University Mykola Skyba, Director of the Khmelnytsky Center, Vice-Rector of the University Mykhailo Voynarenko, Chairman of the Khmelnytsky Regional Council Anatoliy Ovcharuk, Deputy Head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration Serhiy Melnyk, Secretary of the Khmelnytsky City Council Mykhailo Vasylyshyn, , V.o. Commander of the Western Operational Command, Lieutenant General Viktor Tyutyunnikov, his Deputy, Major General Viktor Omelchenko, Commander of the Khmelnytskyi Military Garrison, Regional Military Commissioner Ihor Shulyakivskyi, Rector of the National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Major General Valeryi Raiko, vice-rectors and deans of the university invited guests to the Assembly Hall, where more than 600 people gathered, including reserve officers, as well as representatives of district military commissariats and existing military units of Khmelnytskyi region, students and teachers of Khmelnytskyi National University, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law.

Official Opening Ceremony of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund – Khmelnytskyi Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation (Khmelnytskyi).

The ribbon is cut by Gerard Male, Administrator of the Directorate of Economic Security, Ron Keller, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine, Volodymyr Pasko, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Mykola Skyba, Rector of Khmelnytskyi National University, and Serhiy Melnyk, Deputy Head of the Khmelnytsky Regional State Administration.

Delegation of participants of the official opening ceremony of the NATO Trust Fund for Partnership for Peace – Khmelnytskyi Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation (Khmelnytsky).

From left to right: the 1st row – Volodymyr Pasko, Mykola Skyba, Ron Keller, Gerard Male, Mykhailo Voynarenko,

the 2nd row – Willem van Hareeberg, James Green, Juka Pagarinen, Serhiy Melnyk, 3rd row – Christopher Staudt, Mykola Jokhna, Michel Dure.

To the sounds of the Cossack march, the hall applauded to Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Volodymyr Pasko, Head of the Main Directorate for NATO Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vyacheslav Yasnyuk, Director of the State Department for Military Adaptation and Conversion of Military Facilities of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Volodymyr Boyko, Ambassador Of the Netherlands in Ukraine Ron Keller, Dutch Defense Attaché Willem Van Heerebeyk, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Finland Juk Pagarinen, Head of the NATO Department of Economic Security and Defense Gerard Male, Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Center Michel Duray, Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine James Green, NATO-Ukraine Project Manager Christopher Staudt, his Deputy Yuri Matyash and accompanying persons.

Press conference at the Khmelnytskyi Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation, attended by the representatives of NATO, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

In 2006-2008, 564 people underwent retraining in the following specialties: “Business Management” – 196 people; “Marketing in the market of goods and services” – 119 people, “Logistics” – 41 people, “Computer technology in economic systems” – 91 people, “Computer systems and networks” – 81 people, “Graphic design and advertising” – 36 people. With the center’s assistance, 337 graduates of the courses were employed (approximately 79% of the total number of graduates who do not serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine).

In addition, the Khmelnytskyi CPSA participates in short-term courses funded by NATO’s civilian budget. During 2007-2009, two 100-hour courses were held in Lviv for 30 servicemen, which were held after intensive language courses, as well as five 350-hour courses in Ozerne (Zhytomyr region); Mukacheve (Carpathian region); Ternopil (Ternopil region); Slavuta (Khmelnytsky region) for 122 servicemen.

In December 2008, a seminar was held in Zagreb to discuss the results of NATO projects, including in Khmelnytsky (Ukraine).

On April the 28th, 2008, the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund was extended to the Khmelnytskyi Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation of Servicemen and its expansion in Kharkiv.

NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund Prolongation Ceremony –

Khmelnytsky Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation and its expansion in Kharkiv (Khmelnytskyi, ribbon cutting).

The ribbon is cut by: Defense Attaché of the Danish Embassy in Ukraine Ove Bak Hansen, Administrator of the Economic Security Directorate Gerard Male, First Secretary for Economic and Political Affairs of the Dutch Delegation to NATO Karin Jakobz, Head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration Ivan Gavchuk, Khmelnytsky Mayor Serhiy social adaptation of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Kholosha.

NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund Prolongation Ceremony –

and its expansion in Kharkiv (Khmelnytskyi, speeches in the Assembly Hall of Khmelnytskyi National University)

Presidium: Director of the Khmelnytskyi Center for Retraining and Social Adaptation Mykhailo Voynarenko, Khmelnytskyi Mayor Serhiy Melnyk, Head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration Ivan Gavchuk, Rector of the Khmelnytskyi National University Mykola Skyba, First Secretary for Economic and Political Affairs of the Dutch Delegation to NATO Director Karin Ya Gerard Male, Defense Attaché of the Danish Embassy in Ukraine Ove Bak Hansen, NATO Military Liaison Officer in Ukraine Darius Adomaitis

In 2009, 133 people underwent retraining in Khmelnytskyi in the following specialties: “Business Management” – 44 people; “Marketing in the market of goods and services” – 42 people, “Computer technology in economic systems” – 20 people, “Computer systems and networks” – 27 people.

In April-August 2009, 63 people underwent retraining in Kharkiv in the following specialties: “Business Management” – 21 people; “Marketing of goods and services” – 17 people, “Computer Systems and Networks” – 25 people.

In total, 2,129 people have been retrained in Khmelnytskyi and Kharkiv during the entire duration of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund, of which 1,139 have been employed.

According to the NATO Civil Budget – NATO-Ukraine Military Retraining Program – 1,160 people were retrained for the period of 2012-2020 years.