ProLearning – The Centre of Innovations participated in the conference “Demand for qualifications and trainings in Lower Silesia” on 25th March 2011 that was organized by University of Business in Wrocław and Lower Silesian Chamber of Commerce. Conference gathered University authorities, representatives of the Ministry of National Education, local authorities and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce.
During the event University workers’ research results were presented. Research were carried out under dr inż. Teresa Kupczyk guidance, based on European Qualification Framework, accepted in 2008 by the Ministry of National Education as a part o LLL (Life-Log Learning) policy. Research revealed that:
The level of employees’ demand for qualification and trainings in the scope of:
– Business management amounts to 47%
– Expert qualification (including these confirmed by international certificate) amounts to 36%
– Foreign languages (generally in specialist scope) amounts to 29%
– Sales and marketing systems maintenance amounts to 23%
– Informative and communication technologies amounts to 21%
Additionally, development of employees’ strong sides and services, that are provided on distance, were pointed out, as well as misfit between talents resource and market needs revealed by Manpower research.
One-day conference was ended with panel discussion about education should change to build modern knowledge-based economy. Participants expressed hope that employers will invest in their employees’ development without being scared of their leaving to rival companies after finishing training processes. This belief was recognized as a main obstacle for Lower Silesian knowledge – based economy growth.