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National forecasting system of labor resources is developed in Kazakhstan

Meeting of the Government of RK

National forecasting system of labor resources, created to forecast and generate need for personnel in demand for the economy, will be developed in Kazakhstan until the end of 2019. This was reported by the head of the Ministry of labor and social protection of population of RK Berdibek Saparbayev at a Government meeting on Tuesday, May 28.

"To solve the forecast of the labor market demand for personnel by the end of 2019, National forecasting system of labor resources will be formed," Saparbayev said.

At the same time, he noted that the main task of the National system is to forecast the supply of labor resources in the labor market and the formation of need for personnel in demand for the economy.

"National forecasting system is based on a three-level methodology based on the demographic model until 2050, the macroeconomic model of the labor market until 2025 and the short-term forecast for the next two years," the head of the Ministry of labor explained.

It is assumed that the results of the national forecasting system will be used in the organization of short-term training and retraining, in the formation of the state educational order for the training of specialists in technical and professional, as well as higher and postgraduate education.

In addition, the Ministry, with the assistance of international experts, is developing a Road map for the development of the National qualification system until 2025.

On May 17 this year, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. K. Tokayev set seven main tasks for the Government to implement the state employment policy. One of the tasks is to provide the country's economy with qualified personnel with a high level of competence and mobility.

Kazakhstan has adopted a National qualifications framework, which defines 8 levels of qualifications. Also, since January 2018, a new more detailed classification of occupations has been introduced, which contains 12 thousand professions and positions.

Currently, 106 professional standards have been developed (in 2016 – 36, in 2018 - 70), which reflect the requirements of employers to the knowledge, skills and competencies of employees. This year, it is planned to develop and adopt 480 professional standards and 38 sectorial qualifications frameworks for 12 priority sectors.

In addition, the Minister said that for the transition to a unified system of certification and recognition of qualifications, it is proposed to introduce a three-step model of management: the National qualifications Council – the National qualifications body - industry councils.

He also specified that the National qualifications body would be responsible for the functioning of the certification and recognition system.

"To achieve this goal by the end of this year, the Ministry together with state bodies and National chamber will develop a Concept of the bill on professional qualifications", B. Saparbayev said.

Changed on 28 May, 2019 - 17:38
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