IOE Centre for Vocational Education and Skills Development is involved in fundamental research, applied developments, and advisory projects to promote evidence-based groundwork for advancing the Russian vocational training system.
The Centre strives to support adequate supply of highly skilled, future-proof workers across industries by tracking job market trends, advancing legislation, updating curricular, and promoting effective development strategies for institutions of vocational training, based on more transparent and robust multi-stakeholder cooperation.
The Centre’s research & advisory agenda includes the following:
- Analyzing international best practice in interaction and partnerships between the labor market and vocational education institutions (policy, legal regulation, institutional organization, information support)
- Tracking economy-driven trends in HR labor qualification expectations; liaising across employer and educator communities to better align training inputs and professional outputs required
- Developing and updating vocational standards and guideline programs by specialty
- Analyzing industry and regional policies in human resource provision and continuing education
- Developing instruments to assess the quality of vocational training outcomes, HR candidate evaluation toolkits, etc.
- Competence Development in VET. A comparative analysis of intended and implemented curricula in the field of business administration (CodeVET).
- All-round expert support to the drafting of the Russian Strategy to Develop the National System of Qualifications until 2030.
- Developing and piloting a System for Cross-border Evaluation of Vocational Competencies Based on the WorldSkills Methodology.