45% of unemployed Ukrainians have higher education, in Kharkiv - 87%

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is because not many secondary school graduates receive vocational training
13:53, 24 January 2018

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45% of unemployed Ukrainians have higher education. This was stated by the acting head of the State Employment Service Valeriy Yaroshenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“About 45% of Ukrainians who have the higher education are registered in the Employment Service. In large cities, like Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia this index is more than 80%,” he noted.

The largest number is registered in Kharkiv – 87% of the unemployed people have higher education.

According to Yaroshenko, this is because 80% of Ukrainian secondary school graduates choose to enter universities and just 20% receive vocational training. To compare, in Europe, 70% - get qualificarion of the “worker with an instrument” and 30% - receive higher education.

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The head of service also informed that there were around 33,000 vacancies in the employment database in 2016, and for the end of 2017 – there were already over 100,000.

As it was reported earlier Ukrainian teachers will be making at least thrice the nationwide minimum wage in 2018. For instance, a teacher with low qualification will make three times the nationwide minimum wage. An academic will receive a further increase of 25%. Also, academics will be able to improve their skills not only at educational institutions that hold appropriate licenses, but also at “other educational establishments, as well as other individuals or corporations”. In such case, the results of such training must be approved by a faculty meeting’s decision.

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