The first stage of cooperation was the acquaintance of the director of Khmelnytskyi CPSA named after Voynarenko M.P. with experience of already existing model of the Russian-British program in Rostov-on-Don, as well as training of employees of the Khmelnytskyi RCPP and the Lviv Regional Employment Center at the Manchester School of Business (MBS) (2002).
During the internship in the UK, the employees of the Khmelnytskyi RCP were trained in the program “Employment of servicemen of Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine”, visited local centers for retraining, employment and business support (business centers, business incubators, chambers of commerce, centers, consulting) , as well as local enterprises (Agency for construction and installation works, Agency for Economic Development, Company for training of craftsmen, plumbers). After completing the program, listening to seminars, analyzing the acquired knowledge and experience, the Ukrainian group highlighted its vision of sustainable functioning and the mechanism of implementation of the Ukrainian-British project in the prepared presentation.
During 2003-2005, the Ukrainian-British program was successfully tested by mutual agreement of the parties on the commonwealth and partnership of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the OSCE Project Coordinator, on the one hand, and the Khmelnytskyi Ukrainian-British Center for Retraining and Employment. The program was aimed at social and professional adaptation of servicemen discharged to reserve or retired, as well as those who were included in the plan of discharge from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
During 2002-2005, with the funding of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 318 people graduated in the following specialties: “Business Management” – 138 people, “Marketing of goods and services” – 60 people, “Computer technologies in economic systems “- 68 people,” Computer systems and networks “- 52 people. During this period, with the assistance of the center, 246 people were employed (77% of the total number of graduates).
During September-December 2005, 60 people were retrained at the request of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Department of Humanitarian, Social Development and Information Policy of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (thanks to the funds from the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine) – 23 Business Management – 23 persons, “Marketing in the market of goods and services” – 14 people, “Computer technology in economic systems” – 11 people, “Computer systems and networks” – 12 people. With the assistance of the center, 47 people were employed (78% of the total number of graduates).