Vocational education and the real economy sector in Ukraine must work in synergy. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his communication with the entrepreneurs of Zhytomyr region in the framework of his working trip.
While discussing the possibility of expanding cooperation between businesses and vocational training institutions, the Prime Minister fully supported this idea.
"If we teach children independently, and the real sector works independently, they will never meet. We should prevent such situations when young person receives education at a vocational institution, and then comes to work to a plant, looks at the equipment, and asks: "What is this?" and you begin retraining him. We need education and real sector meet and make them work in cooperation. I fully support that", he stressed.
The Prime Minister reminded that the Government had elaborated a project of upgrading the training programmes for three specialties: "Tractor driver/ machine operator in agricultural production", "Assembler of sanitary-engineering systems and equipment", "Seamstress. Tailor. Fitter".
"Education, especially [training] of highly skilled industrial workers, is a huge challenge for us. But the Government won’t succeed doing it alone – here we need partnership with the real economy sector in staff training. It is also our priority", said Volodymyr Groysman.
In Zhytomyr region Prime Minister visited the enterprise manufacturing consumer goods Eurogold Industries Ltd and talked to businessmen about new investment projects of companies with foreign investments wishing to work in Ukraine.
Zhytomyr mayor Serhii Sukhomlyn told about the process of establishing the Industrial Park Zhytomyr-East and plans to expand it. Volodymyr Groysman commended the measures taken and urged to intensify activities in this direction.