Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications holds its regular meeting

On January 29, the Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications held its regular meeting in Moscow. In addition to the National Council’s members, taking part in the meeting were representatives of the presidential administration, ministries, employers’ associations and trade unions, scientific and educational organizations.

News | 29 January 2015
Participants in the meeting discussed draft legal regulations aimed at strengthening the system of professional qualifications in the Russian Federation.
The Council’s Chair and President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, spoke to participants about the bill.
Russian Deputy Minister of Education and Science Alexander Klimov focused on the policies on the vocational education in the Russian Federation.
At the invitation of the Council’s Chair and RUIE President, Alexander Shokhin, the Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Dimitrina Dimitrova, presented a recent ILO initiative - the Global Apprenticeships Network.
In 2013 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Organization of Employers in collaboration and with the support of the ILO established the Global Apprenticeships Network, she said.
“The ILO supports promotion of apprenticeships, however this measure alone cannot resolve the existing problems concerning professional qualifications,” Dimitrina Dimitrova said. She stressed that apprenticeship was an element of a broader policy package and that respect for national traditions, social dialogue and political will had proved to be the main factors to success in the areas of professional qualifications and vocational training.
Alexander Shokhin suggested addressing large companies and inviting them to take part in the Global Apprenticeships Network.