The online round table “New models of the labour market”, dedicated to the current situation and the future for young professionals - graduates of secondary specialized and higher educational institutions, was held on Thursday, March 25, at the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
It was organized by the Assembly's Department for Youth Cooperation. Representatives of organizations and universities from Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan and African countries, potential employers, as well as representatives of international specialized structures such as the ILO - International Labour Organization (ILO) attended the meeting.
Professor Yulia Petrova, Deputy Head of the General Secretariat for International Cooperation, moderated the discussion.
Welcoming the participants, Secretary General Andrei Belyaninov noted the high relevance of the topic of labour market transformation and the issue of employment of young specialists. He stressed that today's meeting of experts is the first in a series of business events on this topic.
The round table was held online, in live broadcast mode. After the main part of the meeting, the experts continued to work in sections.
The round table lasted two and a half hours. According to its results the organizers expressed gratitude to all speakers for the work done and for the valuable experience and knowledge they shared with the participants and spectators. The roundtable video is available at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=298925291627955
Ms Kanae Tada, Project Coordinator of the CIS Youth Employment Partnership Project of the International Labour Organization (UN ILO), noted that a successful youth employment policy should be developed at three levels - at the macro level, at the mesolevel and at the micro level.
Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University highlighted in detail the problems of employment of foreign citizens - graduates of Russian universities, and shared the experience of RUDN University in establishing the International Association of Employers.
Ms Shraddha Agarwal, International Affairs and Partnerships Manager, India International Foundation for Skills Development and Education for Youth, highlighted the main features of the Indian labour market and the opportunities that exist under the Government of India's targeted youth programs.
Gaini Mukhanova, Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations of the Kazakh Academy of Labour and Social Relations, spoke about the specifics of the labour market in Kazakhstan, the most popular areas of activity among young people and the professions most demanded by employers. In addition, during her speech, she spoke about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Kazakhstani labour market and the current situation with wages in the country.
Suzanne Mkrtchan, Vice President of the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, presented the results of a study conducted by the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on the benefits of business education in the context of digitalization and a sharp increase in demand for online services.
Mr Yang Fei, Head of UWEE - The Union of Western and Eastern Education, highlighted the issue of employment of foreign students and graduates in the Chinese labour market. The experience of establishing at the Belgorod State Technological University a Coordination Council of employers of the university, which acts as a tool for solving problems of employment of graduates.
Olga Klink, Head of the basic training centre of the ANO “National Agency for the Development of Qualifications”, spoke about the National Qualifications System, noting its advantages as a navigator helping young professionals to find worthy positions in the labour market.
Vladlen Nebeigolova, a member of the Coordination Council of the Eurasian Youth Assembly and a member of the Chamber of Young Legislators under the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, came up with an initiative to organize industry-specific training for students, within which quota places would be provided with a guarantee of internship and subsequent employment.
Anastasia Fominova, Deputy Chairperson of the Youth Wing of the Assembly of the Peoples of Kyrgyzstan, highlighting the problems of employment and education in Kyrgyzstan. Also she presented the initiative to organize short-term courses for young people who do not have the opportunity to get a full-fledged profile education.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is an international non-governmental organization aimed at forming a social integration model in the name of establishing peace and harmony through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy in the Eurasian space. The Assembly brings together representatives from more than 43 countries. The organization has concluded 114 partnership agreements in culture, entrepreneurship, the development of integration ties between the peoples of Eurasia and public diplomacy. Website - http://eurasia-assembly.org