LUBOV YELTSOVA ABOUT HOW TO HELP ADOLESCENTS FIND THEIR PATH IN LIFE
A mentor is a person who not only shares his or her knowledge and experience but also helps students realize their potential and find their path in life. At the first Mentor All-Russian Forum, Lubov Yeltsova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, shared about the existing youth employment opportunities.
According to her, during the transition period, it is important for adolescents to have those who advises them where to study and what occupation to choose. That is why mentors should know this information and be acquainted with trends of the modern labour market. Fortunately, now it takes little time to find this out thanks to newspapers and handbooks on employment. In addition, much useful information is published on official sites on the internet.
The official site of the Russian Ministry of Labour informs its users about what employers need while recruiting new workers and what requirements employees should meet. In addition, today there is a register of professional standards established by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. It allows Russian citizens to find structured and easily accessible information about any profession and everything that a certain specialist should be qualified with.
The official web-site of the Federal Labor & Employment Service (Rostrud) provides its users with over 26,000 on-the-job training programmes in different fields of activity. According to Lubov Yeltsova, it also informs about the opportunities and conditions offered when moving to a different place of residence, skills and knowledge required to be admitted to internships, and so on. Mentors can also find there information about future employment of children from incomplete or unsuccessful families.
At the end of her speech, Lubov Yeltsova shared about free consultations on applying professional standards provided by the Research Institute of Labour. She invited all those present to cooperate and expressed her readiness to discuss the standards with mentors. She believes, all this will become an important tool in mentoring.
Viktoria Yezhova, Sabina Ivanova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov