Pristina, September 23, 2022 – During the Human Capital Week, many important topics that affect the development, preservation and use of Human Capital, as a key aspect in the country’s economic development were discussed. The week ended with the topic The Importance of Education in Reducing the Skills Gap.
Valbona Fetiu Mjeku, Head of the Division for Vocational Education and Training, and Adult Education in the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, elaborated on the challenges that her division faces, as well as their efforts to overcome these challenges. Next, she emphasized the importance of a shared vision between the private and public sectors in improving the quality of human capital.
Jusuf Thaqi, Director of LIFE from Gjirafa, emphasizes the importance of reforms in the education system, which would enable the increase of the number of students in the fields most demanded by the market, so that we do not end up with a skills gap. He added that the greater the lack of coordination between institutions and businesses, the greater will be the cost of the latter.
Uran Rraci, Executive Vice President of Universum College, said that when it comes to the departure of the workforce from Kosovo, policies must be created to prevent this phenomenon, which damages the country’s economy in dimensions such as the lack of qualified personnel, and also in unnecessary expenditure on the training of these individuals.
Gjeni Shporta, Representative of Kosovo in the American Councils for International Education, and moderator of the discussion emphasized that in order for a proper education system to function, the partnership between the private sector and the government is important.