A debate entitled ‘Jobs of the future Polish labour market’ took place at the seat of the Employers of Poland as part of a series of meetings "Thursdays in Brukselska Street”
- Higher education school graduates are often not adequately prepared for work. Besides, we are also losing the salt of the earth - well-educated, young staff is going abroad – said Tomasz Misiak, the vice-president of the Employers of Poland.
It will be increasingly difficult for universities to operate in isolation from the business. In order to find a good job, young people should also cooperate with companies as part of the placement or practices during their studies.
According to the Rector of the Bogdan Jański Kazimierz Korab Academy, it is necessary for business to "get entangled” in the education process. He pointed out to scientific research that should serve the development of enterprises, and not be merely art for art's sake. He said that as far as the education system is concerned, we would tend towards the U.S. model in which the cooperation between business and science has brought remarkable results. - I am convinced that in 20-30 years’ time, the non-public schools will dominate when it comes to the education of modern personnel - said prof. Korab.
Panellists stressed that a choice of a field of study only motivated by a possibility of employment sometimes turns out to be useless. Finding a job will be more and more challenging, requiring a number of competencies among others initial experience, undergoing voluntary service, obtaining additional qualifications or possession of specific soft skills.