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Barely 2% of Bolashak graduates unemployed – Ministry of Education and Science

by December 8, 2016 Legal

Central Communications Service hosts a press conference on the main stages of implementing the Bolashak international scholarship over the years of Independence.

The event is attended by the Vice Minister of Education and Science Bibigul Assylova, Center for International Programs JSC President Zhanbolat Meldeshov and Bolashak graduate Aitmukhamed Kalmakhanov.

As noted by the Vice Minister, Bolashak program is a competitive educational project in the field of human capital development: Bolashak international program has enabled Kazakhstan to successfully integrate into the global training system and to ensure the transfer of world technologies in the Kazakh economic and social space.

The program faces today new challenges in the implementation of 100 Concrete Steps Nations Plan. Thus, pursuant to the Presidents instructions, in accordance with the 70th step, a group of Astana International Financial Centre employees are being trained in the US and UK; in accordance with the 24th step, judges and court employees engaged in the creation of AIFC International Arbitration Centre will be trained in the UK in the near future.

98% of program graduates are employed: 56% – by the state organizations and institutions, 29% – by the private sector, 12% – by international organizations, 1% – by national companies. 2% of unemployed are the graduates who have completed training and are expecting to receive the foreign diploma originals.

Bolashak international scholarship, introduced 23 years ago by the Leader of the Nation, has become an effective mechanism in improving and strengthening the competitiveness of the nation. The first Bolashak scholarship holders have become, in fact, our unofficial ambassadors, who have contributed to forming international image of the country, Bibigul Assylova notes.

According to Zhanbolat Mendeshov, the program is one of the most significant innovation projects of independent Kazakhstan: Over the last 23 years, 9,339 specialists have been trained under the Bolashak program for the various branches of the national economy, including over 2,000 engineers, about 2,000 school and university teachers, 600 doctors of the regions of the country, 400 civil servants, 200 creative workers and more than 2,000 specialists of national and private companies. In 2016, as part of implementing the program for training high-qualified experts abroad, 231 scholarships were allocated. The Head of State has repeatedly posed the highly educated Kazakh nation as the main competitive factor. The Bolashak program has been for the last two decades contributing to the formation of a highly educated nation, becoming a flagship of modern higher and postgraduate education.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan