Establishment of Centres for Competence and Employability Development

Co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Project workgroup represented by twelve universities operating in the EU, Russia and Kazakhstan

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About CCED

CCED Concept, Challenges and Key Activities


CONCEPT

CCED Basic Concept

The COMPLETE project offers a CCED Concept elaborated in view of the conditions observed in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Concept also relies on the analysis of best European practices.

The CCED Concept offers different activities intended for various target groups.

The Concept brings a focus on diverse categories of competencies in view of the changes taking place in the labour market.

CHALLENGES

Key challenges associated with CCEDs

Promoting young students' employment, adapting graduates and students to the labour market.

Ensuring efficient interaction and coordination of the Centre’s activities and departments in determining ways to transform and streamline all types of activities aimed at competence development.

Providing assistance in implementing the requirements of state and federal educational standards and curricula regulating the activities associated with BA and MA students' competence and employment potential development.

Summarising the experience of cooperation between universities and enterprises, organisations, institutions to ensure students' practical training, as well as their employment.

Providing enterprises and organisations with an opportunity to search for and employ highly qualified specialists.

ACTIVITIES

Key activities of CCEDs

Providing consultations, as well as information and analysis support to clarify graduates' competence models and develop necessary methodological documentation, drafts of local regulations and other documents that might be required.

Developing and implementing additional vocational education programmes in the sphere of competence development and labour potential (professional retraining, continuing education).

Issuing standardised supporting documents for different target groups.

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Master-class on time management at PSU

Perm State University | March 14, 2018

PSU hosted yet another master-class devoted to time management. The students learned how to plan their time efficiently and achieve their goals.


Master-class on time management at PSU


PSU hosted yet another master-class devoted to time management. The students learned how to plan their time efficiently and achieve their goals. University-TV on the How to Do Everything in 24 hours master-class at youtube.com.





Conference on Career Expectations & Reality at NU

Narxoz University | February 28, 2018

The conference on Career: Expectations & Reality provided insight into one of the most urgent issues of contemporary higher education.


Conference on Career Expectations & Reality
at Narxoz University


The conference on Career: Expectations & Reality provided insight into one of the most urgent issues of contemporary higher education – effective career orientation and planning – and turned out one of the most ambitious events of 2017. Members of project work group Dana Shayakhmet and Gaini Mukhanova (Narxoz University) took part in round table discussions and gave interviews on TV and radio.

Kyrgyz participants were inspired by the progress made in the CCED, explored the practices implemented by their colleagues, invited them to Kyrgyzstan as conference participants and published a press release in a local newspaper.

In a most delightful way, the example of COMPLETE practices finds positive response with colleagues and prompts them to implement innovations and pay appropriate attention to the issues of carrier orientation and competences for better employment opportunities.

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Training workshop on Elocutionary Excellence at NU

Narxoz University | February 26, 2018

Narxoz University held a training workshop on Elocutionary Excellence in collaboration with the Project Managers Union in the framework of COMPLETE.


Training workshop on Elocutionary Excellence
at Narxoz University


Narxoz University held a training workshop on Elocutionary Excellence in collaboration with the Project Managers Union in the framework of COMPLETE.

The workshop rang the bell with both students and the representatives of the business community, as well as with real economy practitioners.

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Briefings & training workshops at NU

Narxoz University | February 23, 2018

As COMPLETE briefings and training workshops are under way, Narxoz University team was welcomed by Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications.


Briefings & training workshops
at Narxoz University


As COMPLETE briefings and training workshops are under way, Narxoz University team was welcomed by Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications (KATC) on February, 23. The meeting was attended by teaching and administrative staff.

Special thanks goes to our colleagues who rendered assistance in organising this event: KATC Advisor to the Rector Meirzhan Otarbekov and Head of International Projects and Academic Mobility Dpt Zhanna Beisakhmetova. Apprehending the strategic importance of students’ employment, carrier orientation & planning, and ensuring “political” support on the part of university management are key success factors in any endeavor. This is why we would like to thank KATC administrative team and all participants who showed a keen interest in the workshops and requested for further events to be held in the framework of COMPLETE. Narxoz University is now planning to arrange for both in-house and off-site workshops for KATC students.

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Courses in the framework of COMPLETE at SSUS

Shakarim State University of Semey | February 23, 2018

Shakarim State University of Semey had a productive week. The University introduced courses on Business Ethics, Effective Communications and Critical Thinking.


Courses in the framework of COMPLETE
at Shakarim State University of Semey


Shakarim State University of Semey had a productive week. The University introduced courses on Business Ethics, Effective Communications and Critical Thinking in the framework of COMPLETE.

The Rupublic of Kazahstan adopted the Strategic Development Plan up to the year 2025. The Plan identifies ongoing and anticipated world trends, including globalisation, development of information technologies and interdisciplinary areas, as well as castomisation (client-oriented approach). These trends will be on the fast track and shall require quick adapting measures to be implemented on the part of universities.

In the setting of technological developments, the labour market is undergoing dynamic changes, transforming so as to accommodate digitalisation trends. This obviously means that ever higher demands are placed on expert training. Graduates need 21st century skills that shall be later on applied in their professional life. The rapidly changing environment and global technologies create new professions, while other (“retired”) professions recede into the past. Following these trends, the very nature of education is being modified. A contemporary graduate will have to exercise critical thinking and networking skills, be creative and team-oriented, be able to address challenges and participate in the decision-making process. These are the key sought-for features of today’s graduates, and EU Erasmus+ KA2 projects are very much helpful in addressing the corresponding strategic tasks.

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Online continuing education course at KEUK

Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz | February 15-22, 2018

Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz will host an online 36-hour continuing education course on The Development of Teachers’ Professional Competences.


Online continuing education course
at Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz


Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz will host an online 36-hour continuing education course on The Development of Teachers’ Professional Competences in the Modern Setting. The course is scheduled to run for 8 days (Feb 15-22) in the framework of COMPLETE, and shall target the teachers of Kostanaisk Higher School of Economics of Kazpotrebsoyuz. The lectures are scheduled to be held by professor Mulikova, associate professor Kenezhebaeva, associate professor Abdakimova, associate professor Tazhbaev, professor Daniyarova.



Life hacks of successful self-presentation

Perm State University | February 15, 2018

The first master-class in the framework of Student Acceleration project was held at Perm State University on February, 15.


Life hacks of successful self-presentation


The first master-class in the framework of Student Acceleration project was held at Perm State University on February, 15. The master-class titled How to Sell Yourself was devoted to self-presentation and presented by Alexei Detkin (Detkin & Co HR Agency).

The next master-class for PSU students on How to Do Everything in 24 Hours is scheduled to take place on March, 14.

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Guest workshop at NU

Narxoz University | February 9, 2018

Narxoz University hosted a guest workshop for MA students on The Tax System in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Guest workshop at Narxoz University


Narxoz University hosted a guest workshop for MA students on The Tax System in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The speaker – Dilyara Omarova – is a co-developer of the Tax Code and a lead lecturer offering seminars and webinars on taxation matters. Dilyara has been engaged in tax, recordkeeping and fiscal assessment lecturing for over 16 years and has been publishing papers on these and other relevant topics in local and international journals.

Workshop participants discussed the types of taxation schemes, special fiscal treatments and career orientation, followed by the Q&A session.

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Briefing meeting at Suleyman Demirel University

Narxoz University | February 2, 2018

On February, 2 Narxoz University held a briefing meeting with one of the leading universities of Almaty – Suleyman Demirel University (SDU).


Briefing meeting
at Suleyman Demirel University


On February, 2 Narxoz University held a briefing meeting with one of the leading universities of Almaty – Suleyman Demirel University (SDU). The meeting was arranged as part of COMPLETE.

CCED staff shared their practices and experience, and discussed cooperation opportunities with SDU in the framework of COMPLETE to better students’ employability.

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Perm exhibition on Education and Career

Perm State University | January 18-21, 2018

On January 18-21, Perm Fair hosted an annual exhibition Education and Career designed to set students on the right path for career development.


Perm exhibition on Education and Career


On January 18-21, Perm Fair hosted an annual exhibition Education and Career designed to set students on the right path for career development. This is the 20th interregional exhibition of educational institutions, technology and job opportunities. Every year Perm State University is actively engaged in exhibition proceedings offering consultations, trivia games, masterclasses, workshops and interactive trainings. In the framework of the exhibition, the CCED also showcased their services and promotional materials.

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Seminars & courses at KEUK

Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz | January 7, 2018

Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz hosted a seminar on Modern Instruments for Project Management in the framework of COMPLETE.


Seminars & courses
at Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz


Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz hosted a seminar on Modern Instruments for Project Management in the framework of COMPLETE. The seminar was presented by a certified coach, business trainer, head of HR development Balsulu Tasbulatova.

The university also hosted a 72-hour course on Teacher’s Coach Competences and the Instruments of Their Development (October 13 – December 8) to help teachers implement coach sessions in training BA, MA and PhD students. All participants were awarded with certificates upon course completion.

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Continuing education course at PSU

Perm State University | December 25, 2017

In December, 20 PSU teachers successfully completed a continuing education course on Leadership, Team-building, Self-Regulation and Conflict Management.


Continuing education course
at Perm State University


In December, 20 PSU teachers successfully completed a continuing education course on Leadership, Team-building, Self-Regulation and Conflict Management. The course was favourably reviewed. Some of the feedback included praising on:

Differentiation of activities, adequate ratio of practical and independent work, availability of guidance materials

Step-by-step progression, careful treatment of trainees’ challenges, helpfulness, prompt assistance

Trainers’ expertise, ongoing feedback

Comfortable setting, nice atmosphere

PSU is planning to hold more courses for teachers and students later on.

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Invest Game in the framework of COMPLETE at DSTU

Don State Technical University | December 19, 2017

Students of Elite Education Department of Don State Technical University took part in the Invest Game in the framework of COMPLETE.


Invest Game in the framework of COMPLETE
at Don State Technical University


Students of Elite Education Department of Don State Technical University took part in the Invest Game in the framework of COMPLETE. The game was intended to amalgamate students’ and employers’ endeavours in developing business ideas and was hosted by DSTU CCED.

This this the first time that the flagship university got to host an Invest Game. The participants were requested to forget their native tongue for a couple of hours and generate business ideas in English. The game also welcomed project friends – American and British native speakers.

The experiment once again proved that Only English Zone is an interesting and productive way to train English speaking skills. The winning team suggested an investment idea involving the combination of health monitoring devices with designer brands.

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Words of gratitude for IUT

Industrial University of Tyumen | December 4, 2017

Head of Investment Policy and State-Supported Business Furtherance of Tyumen region Leonid Ostroumov thanked Industrial University of Tyumen.


Words of gratitude for Industrial University of Tyumen


Head of Investment Policy and State-Supported Business Furtherance of Tyumen region Leonid Ostroumov thanked Industrial University of Tyumen for cooperation in the development of external networking relations in the framework of expert training.








Continuing education course at DSTU

Don State Technical University | December 1, 2017

The CCED operating at Don State Technical University is currently holding a continuing education course on Development of Foreign-Language Communicative Competence.


Continuing education course
at Don State Technical University


The CCED operating at Don State Technical University is currently holding a continuing education course on Development of Foreign-Language Communicative Competence. Having mastered the course, the trainees will develop foreign language communication skills based on specific settings associated with staying in a foreign state/city/university, will learn how to present themselves, and acquire the skills of sociocultural and intercultural communication. These competences will come in handy in advancing their competitive capacity in the labour market and preparing for academic mobility programmes. The course is held by highly qualified DSTU experts specialising in the field of foreign languages and intercultural communication.

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Career School at IUT

Industrial University of Tyumen | November 3, 2017

Industrial University of Tyumen is hosting the Career School (October 16 – November 16) involving trainings, masterclasses and expert consulting sessions.


Career School at Industrial University of Tyumen


Industrial University of Tyumen is hosting the Career School (October 16 – November 16) involving trainings, masterclasses and expert consulting sessions. School participants undertake practical training in efficient employment and shall be awarded with certificates of completion on November, 16.








Training workshop at NU

Narxoz University | November 2, 2017

Yet another training workshop was introduced in the framework of COMPLETE at Narxoz University.


Training workshop at Narxoz University


Yet another training workshop was introduced in the framework of COMPLETE at Narxoz University. The speaker, former Narxoz University student, has held over 200 job interviews during her internship at Coca-Cola BOTTLERS and was excited to offer applied, interactive, targeted training on CV development.

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Official opening of CCED at SSUS

Shakarim State University of Semey | October 25, 2017

The official opening ceremony was held on October 25, 2017 at Shakarim State University of Semey.


Official opening of CCED
in Shakarim State University of Semey


The official opening ceremony was held on October 25, 2017 at Shakarim State University of Semey.

In his welcome speech, Vice-Rector Marat Abdikharimov highlighted that in the context of today’s technological progress we face a growing need to develop students’ professional competences.

Project supervisor Gulnar Iskakova revealed the project’s aims and tasks and underlined the role of CCEDs in upgrading higher education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Project expert, head of Management Department Alexander Koichubaev delivered a presentation on The New Challenges of Technological Development and the Competences Required in the 21st Century.

The event was supported by university staff, senior BA and MA students, as well as media representatives.

The students displayed a keen interest in the project that offers a series of free workshops on skills and competences development. Workshops on Emotional intellect, Business ethics and Industry projects 4.0 proved extremely popular.

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Offsite briefing at Dulati Taraz State University

Narxoz University | Octrober 13, 2017

Narxoz University work group is engaged in ongoing dissemination activities in the framework of COMPLETE.


Offsite briefing
at Dulati Taraz State University


Narxoz University work group is engaged in ongoing dissemination activities in the framework of COMPLETE. A series of briefings was held in Almaty and outside Kazakh capital city. Yet another offsite briefing was held on October 13, 2017 in the Centre for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) of Dulati Taraz State University (DTSU). The event welcomed DTSU staff and First Vice-Rector Abdualy Askar Begadilovich, who emphasised the importance of universities’ input in sustaining students’ competitive capacity in the labour market. Special thanks goes to CCPD Director Gulmita Kuttybaeva, who is actively supporting ambitious endeavours and ideas designed to develop students’ professional and personal competences.

The meetings included Q&A sessions, with every input registered in meeting minutes.

Narxoz University would like to thank DTSU administrative staff for collaboration and support in promoting promising areas of cooperation. University work group had an opportunity to share best practices in CCED implementation and received exciting proposals for collaborative development of competence approach.

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Students’ meeting with the representatives of TAGMET

Don State Technical University | October 5, 2017

On October, 5 Don State Technical University hosted students’ meeting with TAGMET representatives in the framework of COMPLETE.


Students’ meeting with the representatives of TAGMET
at Don State Technical University


On October, 5 Don State Technical University hosted students’ meeting with TAGMET representatives in the framework of COMPLETE. Senior calibrator of pipe rolling production facility Sergei Verkhoglyad, Head of steel-smelting lab Viktor Emelyaniv, Senior secondary steel processing expert Igor Garkushenko and HR specialist Larisa Kaplunova communicated with senior students majoring in Construction Materials Technology, Casting Technology and Materials Processing Crafts, Physical and Applied Material Engineering, Chemistry and Radio Electronics. Those willing to obtain employment at TAGMET had an opportunity to fill in application forms and meet TAGMET representatives face-to-face for an interview. The applicants are also going to take a test onsite the plant.

The event was organised by the Faculty of Machine Building Technology & Equipment and the Centre for Competence and Employability Development of DSTU.

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Training workshop at NU

Narxoz University | September 29, 2017

In September, Narxoz University held their first CCED training workshop in the framework of COMPLETE.


Training workshop at Narxoz University


In September, Narxoz University held their first CCED training workshop in the framework of COMPLETE. The workshop comprised two blocks:

The Art of Public Speaking & Elocutionary Excellence

Business Correspondence, Corporate Culture & Dress Code

The speaker – Gaini Mukhanova – is CSc in Economics, Associate Professor, Head of CCED at Narxoz University, Head of Alumni Association, Director of ESF Corporate Fund.

The training workshop was aimed at: developing the skills of public speaking, presentation and self-representation; overcoming stage fright, developing the skills of persuasion; developing the skills of elocutionary excellence and managing audience attention; developing business correspondence skills; considering corporate culture and business communications in efficient employment; examining dress code and interviewing process.

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DWIH info seminar at IUT

Industrial University of Tyumen | September 21, 2017

On September, 21 Industrial University of Tyumen hosted an info seminar of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH).


DWIH info seminar
at Industrial University of Tyumen


On September, 21 Industrial University of Tyumen hosted an info seminar of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH). The flagship university welcomed DWIH delegation headed by Consulate General of Germany at Yekaterinburg Ludwig Neudorfer. The seminar was also attended by DAAD representative in Moscow Peter Heller, Head of DFG Doctor Wilma Retgage, Head of Freie Universität Berlin Moscow Office Tobias Stüdemann and a representative of North Rhine Westfalia Ekaterina Karpushenkova.

Head of IUT Centre for International Partnership Development Alexander Gordievski presented the university and discussed cooperation opportunities with German partners. Special attention was paid to COMPLETE, which is being implemented under the supervision of German partners.

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Grand opening of CCED at NU

Narxoz University | September 18, 2017

Narxoz University held a grand opening of CCED on September, 18 in the framework of COMPLETE.


Grand opening of CCED at Narxoz University


Narxoz University held a grand opening of CCED on September, 18 in the framework of COMPLETE. The CCED cooperates with business partners and develops a list of competence requests on the part of employers. The CCED will use these data to introduce training programmes for the teaching staff in view of market demands. This research can be used in annual syllabus review in order to modernise the university’s educational programmes. On the other hand, the CCED will also offer training workshops for students and develop the skills they are going to need in their professional life, as well as during career searching. The workshops will be held by certified COMPLETE staff having undergone training in project partner countries (Germany, Greece, Slovenia).

The training programme for the current semester comprises 15 topics. The CCED is also planning to host students’ and teachers’ meetings with guest speakers.

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Regular meeting of “Economist” business club at DSTU

Don State Technical University | September 11, 2017

The Dpt of Economics and Management of Don State Technical University held a regular meeting of Economist business club devoted to Networking as a Lifestyle.


Regular meeting of “Economist” business club
at Don State Technical University


On September, 11 the Dpt of Economics and Management of Don State Technical University held a regular meeting of Economist business club devoted to Networking as a Life Style. The founders of Braintop.ru Consulting Agency Evgeni Matveev, Oleg Chausov and Alexei Gavrilov met with second-year students to discuss contemporary methods for personnel assessment and development, followed by a training workshop on career orientation. The students appreciated this interesting and productive event.

Organising committee: Dpt of Economics and Management, DSTU Alumni Association, DSTU Centre for Competence and Employability Development.

Learn more at donstu.ru.


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