In December 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a number of instructions aimed at improving the situation in the human resources industry of the Russian workers and engineers of the new generation. In particular, the relevant agencies were tasked to develop a set of measures to improve vocational education and create a system for evaluating the quality of training.
One of the important indicators of the quality of training is the employment of graduates. In this regard, in April 2015 the Ministry of education, Rosobrnadzor and the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation agreed to establish a system of monitoring and analysis of employment of graduates. Web portal displaying data on the number of employed graduates of 2013, regions of their employment and the average wages was launched in June 2015. In the process of development of this project, on November 3, 2016 was signed an agreement that enables to track the employment of graduates of technical schools and colleges.
Because of a new agreement it became known that the programme of secondary vocational education for the training of specialists in Russia combines 3’750’821 professional and higher educational organizations or 2.7 million people. The emergence of detailed statistics on employment of graduates of secondary vocational education was announced in December 2016. These data adds information about 2 million graduates of Russian Universities 2013-2014.