NSUEM is one of the few colleges of Novosibirsk where the lifelong education concept is implemented i.e. from a vocational education (the Business College) to doctorate. It is possible to enroll into the NSUEM Business College after leaving the 9th grade and to be graded in nine majors. It is remarkable that after being graduated from the College they may commence their own adulthood and find a good job. Additionally, our vocational education is a quite a popular one at NSUEM among 11th graders. Some lads are willing to acquire a better profession but at the same time there is time of spending a few years on it for their profession since they choose our Business College. By the way, last year all the applicants who failed to pass the compulsory National Exam in math and could not be enrolled into higher education programs, those school leavers actively had been admitted into the vocational education programs.
Particularly for NSUEM, Novosibirsk Center for marketing researches "InfoScan" has conducted a local public poll on if there is a need in any higher education in our constantly changing world? Almost a third of the polled have a vocational education and the half the higher one. In addition, the willingness to acquire another level of their education was less than the quarter since 12 percent need useless papers.
When being taught at NSU specialized school in math and physics and I was about to be enrolled in the university, higher education was eligible only to a limited category of the Soviet population. A few manage to get admitted to colleges and graduated from any one. The majority got enrolled into technical secondary schools or vocational schools. Presently, we have reached overwhelming total higher education and faced the contrary situation: it is quite complicated to find a person without any college diploma. The question is whether there is a need in a great number of specialists entitled to a bachelor's degree? In my opinion, my reply is NO. it seems to me that we are to revise the entire educational system to help a school acquire a vocational education or a bachelor's degree, and then he or she would try to work in order to understand what he or she is truly interested in, what his or her way is and then to step into occupational retraining or vocational education to acquire skills required in the field. We also see the increase in a Master's degree since the latter is one of the trajectories for bachelor's students. A Master's degree allows changing a specialization. For instance, you would be an engineer as a Bachelor but being enrolled into a Master's program you would have changed your mind to become an economist.
Sociologists frequently discuss the issue of why people are willing to acquire a higher education and why aren't limited to be satisfied only with vocational training being a bank teller or an insurance agent…you are compelled to have any university degree; all you need are certificates in banking or insurance. Surely, a higher education is the best terms available to start a better career, but we should remember leaving stereotypes, such as if you have no university paper you would not achieve anything but a plodder. No way! We need a wider wiggle room. It is quite random when a 11th grader may determine his or her major and not to get disappointed in a couple years of their studentship and miss your hidden talents.
Among NSUEM Business College there are those who have no higher education but have become successful entrepreneurs, e.g. Mekhrubon Muzafarov,, a head Light Tourism Travel Agency, or Nikita Koldin, a general manager of Ðrotectivepaint Ltd. We are proud of equally as of those who have been graduated with honors in HEP!
I am for development of all the levels of education at our university!