The construction of vocational training centers was completed in Samarkand and the construction started in Shakhrisabz.
The centers will be created by analogy with the vocational training center in Tashkent.
There is a logical question, why build such institutions, when all graduates of the ninth grade receive a specialty in vocational colleges? After talking with the graduates of vocational training center in Tashkent, we found out that there is a good reason behind it.
In particular, Vladimir Voronin, enrolled in a vocational training center, because the company in which he worked, went bankrupt. In order to qualify for another job, he attended a vocational training center and mastered the skills to work on lathes with digital control. The center is one of the few educational institutions, that has the necessary equipment.
Maksuda Khakimova decided to go to work, after many years of being a housewife. Enrolling in the center was her only way to aqcuire neccesary skills. She mastered the basic skills of working with computers. Today, she works at a school, combining two positions: inspector of the personnel department and the Secretary.
We came to know of more than 1500 success stories. The center’s graduates work at such prestigious enterprises as the Tashkent Pipe Plant, Tashkent Casting and Mechanical Plant, «GM Powertrain Uzbekistan», factory "Electroapparat".
According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, 25-30 thousand unemployed youth is re-trained at the centers at the request of enterprises every year. There are 217 colleges and vocational training centers at the moment.
However, there is an acute problem of improving the quality of the educational process. We need institutions that will be able to re-train and train specialists from among job seekers to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing market conditions. In Tashkent, the solution for this problem was the Vocational Training Centre, which was created by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, in cooperation with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The period of training at the Centre is 10 months, including six months at the Centre and four months of practical work at enterprises.
Specialists are trained in four areas: production engineering and technology (turners, millers, welders, specialists in metal working); electronics and electrical engineering (repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic devices, household appliances, radio and television equipment); diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles (car mechanics, mechanics, car diagnostics); information systems and technologies (computer programming and network, multimedia, computer operators, repair and maintenance of computer and other office equipment).
You can only be enrolled in the Center at the recommendation of the Center for the promotion of employment and social protection. Most importantly, none of the graduates of the Center remain without a job. The graduates are employed within their profession in accordance with the 3 -party agreement between the Centre for the promotion of employment and social protection, the enterprise and the person.
The successful experience of the Centre in Tashkent served as a starting point for creating a network of such institutions across the country. At present, the construction of the center in Samarkand is completed and the construction in Shakhrisabz is underway. Centers in Kokand and Urgench will be built by 2020.