Kazakhstan strengthens training of staff for oil sector
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 21 / Trend , K.Konyrova/
The Association of Oil and Gas and Energy Complex KAZENERGY, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection signed a memorandum of cooperation in Astana.
The paper aims to solve urgent issues, facing young professionals, and training of young specialists for oil and gas sector.
Speaking at an international conference KAZENERGY, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Education, Farhad Kuanganov said that the Ministry of Education initiates to legalize:
- Monitoring implementation of natural resource users' their obligations under the training of national staff;
- Each natural resource user will be obliged to allocate three percent of the salary to financing and training.
He said the "road map" aims to train 100,000 people, to whom 10 billion tenge was allocated from the budget.
Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Birzhan Nurymbetov said that in 2007 Kazakhstan attracted 17,000 foreign experts from over 100 countries around the world, in 2008 this figure rose to 54,000. The largest number of specialists arrived from Turkey and China. In 2009, the number of foreign experts almost decreased to 28,000 people, thanks to measures taken to protect the domestic market.
According to official figures, after the growth of Kazakhstan's economy after the financial crisis, the demand of the labor market will be 600,000 people annually.