“The Belarusian economy is facing a serious challenge in ensuring innovative development, which will inevitably entail changes to the technological processes within many industries. To ensure a sustainable pattern of development, we need a system of high quality professional training,” notes Mr. Shklyar.
Belarus’ joining of the WorldSkills International (WSI) Non-profit Association in 2014 was an effective step towards improving our system of professional education and towards raising the prestige of working professions. WSI standards have direct impact on the development of the economy and labour resources.
Mr. Shklyar comments, “In future, all final exams in vocational and post-secondary education will need to comply with WSI standards, showing the high quality of our specialists’ training. We’ll then know that our system of education is performing adequately, meeting today’s challenges.”
The WorldSkills International Association brings together 72 countries. WSI promotes working professions in modern society, raising their status and contributing to their increased attractiveness among young people, while helping attain high standards in vocational education.
By Alexander Pimenov