Round table in the framework of the areal study “Turin Process in Kazakhstan” at the premises of the Kostanay Industrial and Pedagogical College
In 2017, for the first time the study was carried out within the framework of the Turin process at the regional level in four pilot regions of Kazakhstan (Karaganda, Kostanay, Aktobe, Zhambyl). The main objective of the study was to analyze the system of technical and vocational education at the regional level and increase its effectiveness on the basis of the best international practices of the countries of the European Union.
On May 23, 2017 in Kostanay city, on the basis of the Kostanay Industrial and Pedagogical College, a round table was held within the framework of the areal study “Turin Process in Kazakhstan”, aimed at analyzing the policy of the TVE system in Kostanay region based on factual data.
The round table was organized by representatives of the Strategic Development and Monitoring Department of “Kasipkor” Holding Company Zhankarin A.T. and Alimkhanova D.K. Furthermore, they started off the event, speaking on the theme “Turin process at the regional level: goals, objectives and stages of research”.
The areal study was conducted with the participation of a number of interested parties: the Department of Education of the Akimat of Kostanay region, the Department for the Coordination of Employment and Social Programs of Kostanay region, the Regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kostanay region, the branch of the Republican Scientific and Methodological Center for the Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Kostanay region, the branch of Kostanay region “Orleu” and representatives of various colleges.
The discussion of the TVE system was conducted in the format of a round table in the framework of the work of groups in the blocks of the analytical framework:
A. Legislation and its impact on TVE. Head of the methodical office of the Education Department, Nurkina A.S., Chairman of the board of directors of colleges of the region Zhurkabaev M.K. and Deputy Director of the Kostanay College of Automobile Transport Iskakov F.М. took an active part in the presentation of this group. The group presented an analysis of the legal aspects of TVE and reflected their impact on the education process.
B. Demand of the labor market and the TVE system. This group was represented by specialists from the Department for Coordination of Employment and Social Programs of the region. The presentation reflects the need of the labor market in specialists in vocational education, as well as issues and problems of professional orientation work.
C. Demographic, social and inclusive demand and the TVE system. The issues of this presentation were revealed by social teachers of colleges of the region. Teachers clearly told about the introduction of the inclusive education system in the TVE system, the issues of accessibility and the statutory nature of vocational education.
D. The internal effectiveness of the TVE system. The presentation of this block was presented by Ibragimov K.T. – the branch of Kostanay region “Orleu”, Bibik V.V. – Director of the Republican Scientific and Methodological Center in Kostanay region, representatives of colleges of the region (Lisakovsk Technical, Zhytikara Polytechnic, Rudniy Polytechnic and Kostanay Agricultural). The problems of dual training in the region, readiness of colleges for accreditation, problems of the status of a teacher in the system and society were discussed.
Each of the blocks was actively discussed and supplemented by participants in the analytical round table. In addition, the organizers discussed additional sources of data collection on the analytical framework.
Based on the results of the areal study, the participants identified and highlighted the problems of the TVE system in the region and developed its model, which presented both its advantages and disadvantages.