The Role of Higher Education System in Labour Market Regulation of a Labour-Abundant Region

  •  S. G. Kilinkarova    
  •  E. V. Efimova    


The analysis of labour market development in the North Caucasian Federal District has showed that there is arather critical problem of employment for the region, especially among the graduates of higher educationinstitutions. The most significant reasons of low rate of job placement of HEI graduates, to which the arisenimbalance of supply and demand at the labour market can be referred, have been identified in the article. Theauthor comes to a conclusion that the higher education system in the region of NCFD needs optimization whichmust occur not only by reducing the number of higher education institutions but also by improving the quality ofhigher education. The author offers a package of measures directed at the elimination of the existing imbalanceat the labour market and increase of the rate of job placement of HEI graduates: correction of control rates ofadmission to higher education institutions in EGTS (enlarged group of training specialities) section, study of theorder for specialists training with concrete professional competences at the labour market, carrying out theinformation activities regarding available vacancies among HEI graduates, development and implementation ofprogrammes of support and adaptation of young specialists of high-demand professions.

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