10 September 2009, Thursday, 15:02

Representatives of regional centres on assistance to employment of university graduates of Volga federal district will gather in Ufa

author: Elmira Sabirova

Research and practice conference "The role of students' councils RCAEUG in solving employment problems of university graduates of VFD" will take place on initiative of the Bashkir State University at the base of recreation centre "Cheryomushki" on September 12-13. There will be discussed questions regarding the role of regional centres on assistance to employment of university graduates (RCAEUG) in job placement of graduates and in training of young specialists. The participants will share the experience in adoption of innovative projects, ask questions they are interested in, they will also be able to discuss the burning issues at the round table.

This event is very topical for the present moment, as according to specialists of RCAEUG after graduation young people often get confused, since they do not know where they can find a job, especially in the economic crisis. Neither good marks in a diploma nor prestige of the university can guarantee successful employment.

It needs to mention that young people without financial difficulties often get additional education, sometimes it is higher education in a quite different field. Specialists of RCAEUG consider that one of the reasons for that is lack of vocational guidance of young people as well as reliable information about supply and demand on labour market.

Employers are also displeased with steep demands of graduates as they hire people without any work experience. Many of employers will have to give them extra education, that is why those who find it too expensive prefer to employ competent specialists. In order to avoid such confusion regional centres on assistance to employment of university graduates were created.

For instance, in Bashkortostan every higher education institution has such a centre. Owing to interaction between students and centres young people while being students can get up to date information about labour market, vacancies, prospect to find a job in this or that sphere and also about opportunities to get specialized training.