An agreement on cooperation and scholarships for students in deficient occupations was solemnly signed at the Hotel Jezero in Plitvice Lakes.The agreement was signed by Tomislav Kovačević, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Šimo Pavlović, director of the Plitvice Lakes High School in Korenica. The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, said in his welcome address that cooperation with Plitvice Lakes High School is connecting education with the economy through student scholarships, internships and employment opportunities, which makes working in tourism sustainable in the long run. “Scholarships for students who are educated in deficit occupations (chef, waiter, pastry chef and hotel and tourism technician) will result in the selection of the best candidates who will continue to work and improve in the Plitvice Lakes National Park after graduation. ” Kovacevic pointed out.The director of Plitvice Lakes High School Šimo Pavlović expressed satisfaction with the signed agreement, emphasizing that Plitvice Lakes High School is a school with a long tradition and quality educational programs in tourism and hospitality and that the Plitvice Lakes National Park will have a quality partner.The signing ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Ćorić, who praised the initiative of the director of the National Park “Plitvice Lakes” and pointed out that it represents a further step forward in the business of this public institution. “The cooperation of the Plitvice Lakes National Park with the Catering and Tourism School from Korenica is a good example of how a public institution takes care of future staff, so I appeal to the representatives of other institutions, to whom this is applicable, to try to ensure the availability of future staff.” Minister Ćorić pointed out.