Krasnodar, 24 October – Yug Times. The contest called “I Am a Professional” expands the horizons of opportunities for the students of Kuban higher schools.
The expanding labour market needs more and more new staff. A largescale new-format educational activity has become a tool that may be used to resolve this task. The contest is attended by students of different specialities: engineering, human and natural sciences. The winners of the contest held under the aegis of the autonomous non-commercial organisation “Russia as Country of Opportunities” will be rewarded with monetary awards, entrance privileges and on-the-job trainings at large national companies.
“When our team began to organise on-the-job trainings for the winners, it turned out that their priority was to study,” Valeria Kasamara, director of “I Am a Professional” contest, says. “The students had a good theoretical background; they are competent but absolutely unprepared to real work: they didn’t know how to write a CV; they behaved in a constrained manner or, on the contrary, were too opinionated at the interviews with HR staff.”
She said that the youth was often reluctant to leave their ‘comfort zone’: for instance, they refused to go another city for-the-job training. “We set the task to teach students and graduates with business communication and self-presentation skills, and to motivate them to study and perfect themselves,” Valeria Kasamara said.
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