MODERN TRENDS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING ASSURANCE AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF EDUCATION SERVICES MARKET
Keywords:vocational training, labour market, education services market, workforce, innovative educational technologies
AbstractThe paper provides insights to the challenging issues of searching for methods to reduce unemployment by drastic increase in employment capacity in the current and newly created high-performance workplaces. It is argued that the development of innovative paradigm of professional training and retraining of unemployed, associated with reintegration of training participants into working career along with promoting the interaction between all the actors of a social discourse and monitoring of the labour market in the context of professional qualifications, should become a critical guidance to reduce social tension in society and maintain an active job seekers support. It is emphasized that vocational training of temporarily unemployed is one of effective actions to overcome the imbalance between supply and demand on the labour market. The research findings have revealed that at present Ukraine is facing a critical need for building new relationships in the labour market and the market of education services domains, the drivers of which should be customized vocational training against specific orders of employers; qualitative monitoring of workplace needs; strict requirements to professional competences of graduates; coordination and compliance of the content and area of training and retraining programmes with the predictive trends for labour market development. The paper also presents the results of the analysis on the vocational training for the unemployed and the condition of the vocational training market in Ukraine. It is proved that the current module-based technology implementation in the process of vocational training allows offering interactive solutions to respond to labour market challenges, enhance government employment policy, facilitate the development of vocational training for the unemployed, and take full advantage of using innovative technologies in the process of their retraining.
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