The problem addressed by the campaign:
- Participants of the conference Education and Science in 21st Century – the
Business Perspective, organized by PKPP Lewiatan, concluded that
notwithstanding the high unemployment rate, companies have great difficulties
in finding the right employees. This is due to the fact that job seekers, the
unemployed and graduates from schools and universities are insufficiently
- Financial solutions are needed to cover costs of
expensive vocational and specialized education taking place in companies,
schools, at universities and in other educational institutions.
Conclusions and Recommendations:
PKPP Lewiatan suggests that
the following actions are essential to improving employability:
should be systematic monitoring of graduates’ progress, the quality of formal
and informal education, and labour demand and supply. School and university funding
should be conditional on these measured results.
- Business should
be involved in shaping curricula. Sector profession development councils to
improve education should include experts from public and private educational
institutions, persons from formal and informal educational institutions,
business people and representatives of departments of Education, Science and
Higher Education, and Labour and Social Policy.
the importance of practical knowledge in vocational education, both in
secondary schools and universities; provide financing for the involvement of
business representatives into practical education in schools.
the quality of teachers’ education by requiring teachers to constantly update
their vocational knowledge and didactic skills. Assess teachers’ work and
remunerating on the basis of results achieved by their students and according
to percentages of passed exams that confirm students' skills and general and
- Development of a coherent
legal system and financial solutions that would stimulate workers (particularly
50+ workers and those working in professions unadjusted to the needs of the
labour market) to learn through their lifetime and motivate employers towards