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Bakytzhan Sagintayev holds a meeting on improving quality of vocational and technical education in Kazakhstan

07 February 2019, 17:01

Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a meeting on technical and vocational education and the development of competence centers in the country's regions Feb. 7 in Ukimet Uyi.

The preparation of workers of the new level was discussed at the meeting. The approaches of the Ministry of Education and Science on the translation of positive work experience of competence centers based on advanced colleges were considered. In particular, the participants raised the issues of teaching new pedagogical technologies and skills in demand, developing the material and technical base, raising the qualifications of teachers, etc. Today there are eight competence centers in the mining and metallurgical, construction and agricultural sectors in Kazakhstan.

The discussion was attended by the chairman of the Kazakhstan Council of Foreign Investors’ Association, head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Kazakhstan A. Preimanis and members of the Foreign Investors’ Council: Deputy Chairman for Human Resource and Social Affairs of Eurasian Group LLP I. Gubareva, General Director of TMK-Kaztrubprom LLP V. Kolesnikov, Executive Director of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC V. Basin, Director of Human Resources Directorate of Polymetal Eurasia LLP V. Toluspaev; senior manager on human resource management and head of EY department in Astana D. Demin, Director of Rusal in Kazakhstan V. Smirnov, Senior Manager for Government Relations at PwC Yu Yerlykina.

The creation of 24 competence centers on the basis of existing colleges is provided for training workers of the new formation. Six of them are built as part of the roadmap with participation of foreign investors. These colleges have modern material and technical base, partners from among the leading companies in the industry.

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