Career guidance in Kazakhstan
According to research, 60% of the working-age population does not work in their specialty. The reason for this situation is twofold.
On the one hand, young people misunderstand or do not fully understand their potential. They rarely know their own inclinations, predisposition to certain types of activities. Young people have, in general, a low level of awareness of their own talents, interests and opportunities.
On the other hand, this is an unconscious choice of professions as a result of the fact that a person does not have complete information about the labor market, popular professions. In Kazakhstan, there are certain peculiarities in the choice of professions by the population. The choice of specialty and profession occurs, most often, on the basis of family tradition, social trends (the availability of grants, the passing level of the UNT) or the advice of parents, relatives, friends, who also have not quite an objective understanding of the real situation.
Here are some figures obtained on the basis of the research.
87% of students make a choice of profession under the influence of parents and school teachers.
At the same time, 75% of parents admit that they have no idea what profession their children would like to choose.
90% of schoolchildren and their parents have no idea about the most popular professions on the market. Almost all respondents have never purposefully searched for information on career guidance.
In addition, there is a lack of information or inefficiency of existing methods and tools for career guidance.
Why is it important to use Atlas?
One of the acute problems of the education system and the labor market in Kazakhstan is the low efficiency of the system of vocational guidance of school students. As a result, we get systemic distortions of the labor market, a shortage of some and an excess of other specialists, deprofessionalization and a growing segment of the low-skilled labor force.
Students in grades 9-11 will enter the labor market in 5-7 years after studying at a university or college. By this time, the labor market landscape may have changed significantly. In the context of rapid technological development, professions and jobs are rapidly changing, becoming obsolete and disappearing. Therefore, in order to prevent young people and the state from wasting time and money on mastering skills that will soon become irrelevant, and to orient them to get in-demand professions, it is necessary to monitor the market, make forecasts and systematically disseminate the information received to all interested parties.
We describe this in detail in the Atlas and recommend that you prepare in advance for studying and choosing your future profession.
Thus, the Atlas is a mass, simple and applied tool that can give guidance to school graduates and their families, and allow them to make an informed choice of their future profession.
Professional orientation and testing
In addition to studying the Atlas, it is necessary to conduct a personal test to determine professional orientation. Your chosen career guidance service will allow you to consciously plan an individual trajectory of professional development and education on the basis of scientifically proven tools and up-to-date databases.
Career guidance tests reveal the psychotype, personal qualities, and professional preferences. After passing the test, you will receive information about your abilities, interests, talents and personalized recommendations for professional development with examples of professions, recommended additional education programs and training profiles.