Dual education model in colleges of Kazakhstan was firstly suggested by President of Republic of Kazakhstan in 2012 at the 2nd meeting of Zhas Otan youth wing of Nur Otan party. Since that time a lot have been done for the purpose of introducing dual education model in Kazakhstani colleges. In this blog I am trying to highlight the results of these actions so far and give my personal opinion toward this reformation of technical and vocational education in Kazakhstan.
The main goal of dual education model is establishment the direct connections between students and enterprises. According to this modal students spend sixty percent of their instructional time at a workplace gaining job skills. After two or three years of studying at class and practicing on enterprises the students are ready to be a professional workers with the experience. The pilot version of this model was implemented at technical college of Almaty and there are already graduates. According to bnews.kz the success of the model was in particularly full employment of graduates on the enterprises where they used to be trainees. Moreover, the benefits that enterprises receive from this program attract more and more of them to collaborate with colleges. It goes without saying, that there is a huge lack of professional staff in such spheres of economy like energetic, IT, construction and welded clusters. As a result, there are already more than two thousands enterprises including such giants KazakhMys, Pavlodar Electrolytic Plant and Samruk-Kazyna Fund are willing to collaborate with colleges. There are 44,000 students studying now by this model and, according to centralasiaonline.com, it is planning to implement the dual education system in one hundred seventy six colleges of the state.
As for me, I think this reformation of technical and vocational education in Kazakhstan is a huge step toward establishing the bridge between students and enterprises for the purpose of increasing the state economic sector. Being a graduate student who was confused in further employment, I strongly support the dual model education and believe that it will bring more positive results rather than negative.