Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev to the youth: It is necessary to raise the level of one’s competence
Within the framework of his working visit to Kostanay region Prime Minister of Kazakhstan met with the leaders of youth organizations, the region’s higher education and VET students and discussed with them the issues of improving competitiveness and creating a modern education system in the country.
Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that competence will be the main factor in the formation of a new economy, that’s why professional specialists are needed both for the development of basic industries and for the service sector, which is actively developing in the country. In this regard, the State provides comprehensive support for vocational education.
Thus, this year launches the project Free Vocational Education for All. At the same time, the Government provides wide support to all those wishing to study through programs of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship, youth practices, Serpin and others. A flexible system of obtaining professions is built up so that it meets the requirements of employers and the needs of young people.
During the meeting, Chairman of the ALE Association of children’s and youth organizations T. Antoninova told about the outreach work on the Presidential Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness, student of the automobile transport college V. Kucherenko told about his participation in the WorldSkills championship on working professions, youth leader M. Mukhtarova spoke on the topic of supporting people with disabilities, student of the Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute A. Haase touched upon the work of volunteers at EXPO-2017, student of the Kostanay Construction College V. Pinayeva shared how to take advantage of technical education, student of the Kostanay Construction College D. Imanov spoke about the implementation of the Multilinguism program.
Bakytzhan Sagintayev was presented the activities of the Kostanay Motor Transport College as an example of using new approaches in educating specialists and the course of implementing the program Free Vocational Education for All.
The Prime Minister was informed that the college this year will receive 315 people to study in the framework of a free vocational training, including 100 people as part of the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Program. Professional training will be conducted in 7 specialties and 10 qualifications. In addition, since April 10, 2017, short-term professional courses have already been started in the college, covering 196 students in 4 specialties.
Recall, the Presidential Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness defines development of human capital as one of the priorities in forming a new model of economic growth. Within the framework of this work, the Government is tasked with making education its central link. To this end, comprehensive work is currently underway to develop affordable and quality education.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan