Saving vocational training

In the past 10 years Ukraine faces a paradoxical situation: majority of vocational school graduates are unemployed while there is a critical deficit of blue-collar specialists in the labor market. The problem is in the inconsistency between the scope and diversity of specialties offered by vocational schools and real needs of economy and labor market. Employers complain about low level of professional training of the graduates. The labor market situation clearly demonstrates the urgent necessity for changes.

Decentralization of the vocational training may help optimize educational costs by focusing on real needs and demands of regional industries. Read more on this and international experience of such reforms in our article.

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