Timur Kulibayev: Our goal is stable income of population
Chairman of the Presidium of the Atameken NCE RK Timur Kulibayev raised the issues of personnel training, as well as the development of entrepreneurship in the region at the enlarged meeting of the Regional Council of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Atyrau region.
"Personnel training is a key issue for the region. The screening revealed 8.5 thousand vacant places based on a survey of 5.5 thousand business entities. According to the official statistics, the number of vacant jobs is four times less. In 2018, more than 6,000 specialists graduated from higher educational institutions and technical and vocational education of the region. But there is a problem of imbalance in personnel training," Timur Kulibayev said.
Atyrau has three universities and 25 secondary technical schools with a total budget of 3 billion tenge for personnel training.
The results of the screening showed that graduates are not in demand in the labor market. At the same time, the analysis revealed which niches are free and, accordingly, where to direct the efforts. For example, in the field of education, only 605 teachers are needed, and 1,164 teachers are being trained. Now it is clear that 48% of teachers will join the ranks of the unemployed in 2019.
"The results of the study show the real needs of employers for specific specialists. If we rely on the data of the screening, the percentage of employment and quality of training of the specialists in demand will increase significantly," Timur Kulibayev said.
The screening revealed more than 600 unique niches for business including 145 projects that have already been financed for a total of 397.6 million tenge with the creation of 169 jobs.
By the way, the personnel imbalance will be solved by rating of universities, which clearly reflects the share of employment of graduates, as well as the relevance of educational programs of institutions and should affect the distribution of the state order. Similar work is needed in the technical and vocational education system.
Short-term training has become widespread among employers. 53% of the unemployed and self-employed, according to the survey, want to get a job through short-term training, the rest can be trained according to the Bastau and Zhas Kasipker programmes. These are mainly those who have the desire and skills to do business, develop their business plan and get a loan to develop their business. The goal is to put people on a track of stable income.