Business should help the government train specialists, Saparbayev says

Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Berdibek Saparbayev, believes that business should help the government prepare skilled personnel.

Personnel training

“We need to prepare specialists in professions that are not prepared in Kazakhstan for now. It is necessary to train our specialists. Not only the government, but also business should help in this,”BerdibekSaparbayevsaid on Tuesday, May 28, during a meeting with Country Chair of Shell Kazakhstan, Olivier Lazare.

According to the press service of the Ministry, the interlocutors discussed not only the issues of personnel training, but also the social responsibility of the enterprise, the safety of production and infrastructure environment. The parties expressed their readiness for further cooperation.

The Minister noted the long-term rich history of cooperation between Shell and the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Olivier Lazare, in his turn, told about the strategy adopted by the Company to improve the skills of Kazakhstani personnel and increase the share of national personnel, including in senior positions.

He also voiced a number of proposals for further constructive cooperation.

Saparbayevmentioned that some of these proposals had already found their solution due to the Labour Legislation, Human Capital Development and Engagement of Foreign Labour Force Working Group, created under the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Personnel forecasting

Kazakhstan will have developed the National Workforce Forecasting System by the end of 2019.

“The National Workforce Forecasting System will have been establishedby the end of 2019 in order to forecast the labor market demand for personnel,” B. Saparbayev said on May 28, during his speech at the government meeting.

At the same time, he noted that the main task of the National System is to predict the supply of labor resources in the labor market and create demand for the personnel needed in the economy.

“The National Forecasting System is based on a three-level methodology: 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 Minister 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 to prepare graduate and postgraduate specialists in technical professions.