Experts discuss employment of graduates of vocation schools of Naryn oblast

Mar 6, 2015

Naryn, Kyrgyzstan – On March 5th, 2015, the roundtable was held with representatives of vocational schools, private enterprises and companies in Naryn city. The participants of event have discussed opportunities to conduct work practice of the students and prospects of further employment of the graduating students of the vocational schools with potential employers.

“Today, high skillful specialists  including gas welders, metalworkers for reinforced concrete and reinforced concrete workers are demanded for construction of facilities of the Upper-Naryn hydropower plants cascade. Taking into account that half of the workers of sub-contracted companies is recruited from the local population, it is necessary to pay more attention to training of the staff in above-mentioned spheres”, - said Emilbek Alymkulov, the Head of Central Apparatus of the CJSC “Upper-Naryn cascade of HPP” said.

Based on current requirements of the labor market, in a framework of the UNDP Programme “Naryn Area-Based Development Programme” funded by the Government of the Russian Federation, new curriculum on gas welding and car bench work is introduced in 2015 on basis of four pilot vocational schools with further equipping of their laboratories and libraries with adequate equipment and literature.  

“This initiative is a continuation of last year programme’s phase, when training courses of sewing and cooking were launched first time at the pilot vocational schools of the Naryn region; training-production class-rooms were equipped with modern sewing and cooking equipment to the amount of 4,4 million som. Moreover, training materials have been procured for the students to the amount of 1,7 million som”, noted Bakyt Sheripbaev, the programme manager.  

Naryn Area-Based Development Programme is implemented by UNDP in 30 villages of Ak-Talaa, At-Bashy and Jumgal districts. The programme is funded by the Government of the Russian Federation. The goal of the programme is to reduce poverty in Naryn oblast through the creation of conditions for sustainable socio-economic development.

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