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Some 90 percent of unemployed Ukrainians have high education, - State Employment Service

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75 percent of school graduates go for higher education; the rest either go for the professional education or stay without it at all, - Acting Head of the Ukrainian authority
17:09, 29 January 2019

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Approximately 90 percent of the unemployed Ukrainian citizens have higher education. This piece of statistics was revealed by Valeriy Yaroshenko, the Acting Head of the State Employment Service of Ukraine, as UNN news agency quoted him.  

The blue-collar jobs remain the most popular in this country. This is quite the opposite of how things are in Europe's developed countries. About 30 percent of graduates go for higher education, and the rest get either professional or technical education', he said.

'There are issues on the job market. The most burning problem is the disproportion; I mean, 75 percent of school graduates go for higher education; the rest either go for the professional education or stay without it at all', the official stated.

Implementing the program to fix that issue, the Service created 11 centers of vocational education. The centers are implemented in Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk Ivano-Frankivsk, Luhansk, Lviv, Odesa, Poltava and Rivne regions - mostly, northern, central and eastern Ukraine. The education process involves 88 various jobs; 147,000 Ukrainians completed the training programs in 2018, Yaroshenko said, adding that 90 percent of graduates were employed successfully.

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