On Thursday April 16th, another conference in the “Meetings at Brukselska street” series was held. This time, discussion focused on the situation of young people on the Polish labour market.
In Poland, education is still rarely considered in terms of the demands of the labour market. This is a mistake. Young people with degrees from obsolete faculty cannot find jobs and employers struggle to find employees. How to untie this Gordian knot?
– All the things that cost 1 PLN at the level of job creation support, can be done for ten times less than that, but at the middle school level. At that stage, as little as 0.1 PLN invested in helping children choose an appropriate career path is enough to achieve exactly the same results – points out Piotr Kamiński, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland.
The conclusion of the discussion is clear – Poland suffers from a shortage of strategic thinking. The government lacks a vision for the next 20-30 years. We should demand that they present such a vision. Young people should be particularly vocal about that, as infrastructure growth alone will not turn Poland into a truly developed country. Without strong business and appropriately prepared employees, it is impossible to succeed. One only needs to look at Portugal, where new highways not only have not caused a boom, but are now almost empty. It is also worth keeping in mind that European funds which are now a significant factor contributing to Poland’s development, will one day run out. However, the capital that is a society well adapted to labour needs, will remain and continue to create profit.