Kazakhstan is reforming its vocational education system

Kazakhstan is reforming its vocational education system. Members of Parliament, government officials Education and Science Ministry, international experts and educators of Kazakh vocational training colleges across the country are discussing the new amendments and additions in the law. In each region, the deviation in the training of workers will be conducted taking into account a priority industry.

For example, geological exploration, oil extraction and processing are priority industries in Atyrau. The main goal of the new vocational education system should be the rapprochement of the training process and the requirements of employers.

BIBIGUL ASYLOVA, KAZAKH VICE-MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE:

- The 20 competence centers will be established in the regions. They are all related to the particular industries of the regions. They will be established based on leading colleges.

The Almaty region’s representatives of education proposed to open a center for teachers in Taldykorgan. Leading teachers of schools, colleges and universities of the regional center took part in the meeting dedicated to the implementation of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program. Today, the region has implemented 325 different projects and 49 of them are related to education. The center’s implementation with its advanced base and methods of training will be very useful in training specialists of new formation who can work with technologies.

SADYK ABDYKADYROV, CHAIRMAN, TALDYKORGAN TRADE UNION OF WORKERS IN EDUCATION AND SCIENCE:

 - Approximately 700-800 teachers of English came from all regions. Many of them have difficulties like unequipped workplaces. Moreover, some of the teachers don’t have a campus to live. If the teachers can improve their skills, study in a library, live in the campus and use cultural benefits of the center in the future, I think that the role of teachers in spiritual revival will be even more important and significant.