Transcarpathia requires specialists of working professions

18 October 2012 13:26  3222766 023302
Transcarpathia requires specialists of working professions

On Thursday, October 18, under the direction of Deputy Head of the Regional State Administration Mykhailo Popovich the meeting of the Regional Interagency Council on Vocational Guidance was held. The meeting was also attended by employers, educators, specialists of employment centers of the region - informed the press center of RSA.
To properly orient the graduates and students of secondary schools in choosing future profession is the goal of the Interagency Council on Vocational Guidance. In the region there are several regional programs for vocational guidance, including: Education Development Program of Transcarpathia, Program for training of skilled workers, Employment program and more. 

But, despite a number of administrative documents, today in the region there is an imbalance between the demand of the labor market and availability of trained specialists. As the director of the Transcarpathian Regional Employment Center Yuri Fuschych said, each year regional companies offer about 10,000 vacancies for specialists of working professions, while only one thousand - for workers with higher education.  

At the same time, the results of a survey among graduates show completely opposite situation - most graduates want to pursue higher education, and only about ten percent plan to learn workers' profession.

- We should inform students, parents and teachers about the situation on the labor market. The work for a professional guidance of students should not be formal. We should hold meetings, consultations, seminars, where we could help young people in choosing a career. Otherwise, even having a college degree, the people will remain out of work, as labor market trends today dictate quite different conditions, - said Mykhailo Popovich.

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