Additional Education Is the Connecting Link between the Student and His Future Work

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 13:00
Oral Presentation
Elena NAZAROVA, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russian Federation
The most important target of education system reforming is to make education practical and operational.

Education should be the basis for the future employment. Currently, there are two different views on the relationship between the education system and the needs of the economy. The first option is that the professional orientation of the education system should be increased. The basis of this position is the satisfaction of the economy needs and the labor market through the education system.

The second point of view calls into question the relationship between the high level of educational standards and economic indicators. The supply does not always generate demand. There is no vacancies guarantee to the large number of highly qualified specialists. According to the sociological researches, the identification of the relationship between the level of education and the level of economic achievements becomes very problematic.

For today's Russia, the discrepancy and non-identity of the education system and the labor market are the normal things. This phenomenon forms an additional mechanism that fills the gap between the labor market and the professional education market, that is called the "additional education".

Graduates of modern Russian universities with knowledge and skills are not ready and do not know how to position themselves in the labor market. The main reason for this is the insufficiency of the communicative skills and inadequate understanding of their own market value. Thus, "the additional education" is a segment connected with the elimination of under-received practical knowledge in the university. This type of education can include a variety of didactic techniques, trainings and lectures.

A new educational segment can become a connecting link between the university and production.