Expert opinions on Presidential Address

President of Kazakhstan in his latest address to the nation outlined the goals designed to improve the wellbeing of the people of Kazakhstan. Members of Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly in Moscow supported the key priorities of the address and shared their opinions. The bases of the socio-economic achievements are unity and interethnic accord inside the country.

AMIRZHAN ALPEISOV, MEMBER OF COUNCIL, ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN:

 - We have an abundance of human capital. We have a lot of educated young people, technological capacities and other opportunities to comprehend and strive for world trends. Therefore, the Head of State in his address, the main theme of which is the industrial revolution, focused on digital economy and technologies. These are areas according to which we need to develop.

According to the chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, Bakhytzhan Abdraiym, the fourth industrial revolution designated in the address, directly depends on the education of the people. Modern technologies can help optimize jobs. This will require retraining. Special information groups have already been established in the regions.

BAKHYTZHAN ABDRAIYM, CHAIRMAN, FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF KAZAKHSTAN:

 - With the introduction of new technologies, the volume and quality of products will increase. This will be a great achievement for Kazakhstan and in particular, for individual entrepreneurs. The President noted in his address that jobless citizens will receive state support. In this regard, the state introduces a new social program for retraining and advanced training in new specializations whereas free acquisition of the first profession in vocational schools will reduce the level of unemployment.

The President in his address pointed out that development of digital technologies and literacy are necessary requirements of the modern world. Innovations used worldwide should be available to every citizen of the country. Makhmetgali Sarybekov, dean of Dulati Taraz State University, highlighted the priority of education.

MAKHMETGALI SARYBEKOV, DEAN, DULATI TARAZ STATE UNIVERSITY:

 - The head of state pays special attention to a training of young specialists, the use of digital technologies and their introduction into production. Since many professions lose their necessity over time and some specialties are not in demand in the labor market, there is a need for new professions and new qualifications.