Skopje, 28.03.2024 – “Mother Teresa” University in Skopje held a round table on the topic “Education for Employment” in cooperation with the Economic Chamber of North-western Macedonia and the high school graduates from the Gymnasium “Zef Lush Mar” from Skopje, where it was discussed to find models that higher education and study programs to meet the needs of the labor market.

In the welcoming speech, the rector of MTU, lecturer Izet Zeqiri, Ph.D., said that there is a discrepancy between the skills offered by education and those required by the economy, as well as it is required improvement of professional education and treatment in an effective and efficient way because it increases the capacities of young people for the labor markets.

The President of the Economic Chamber of North-west Macedonia, Mendi Qyra said that “in the last four years, the labor force in Macedonia has been in deficit. Ninth graders and high school students should approach other forms of professional choice, especially those schools that are for trades should go for trades, while the rest that are determined for university studies should select professional branches, recommended Qyra.

The Director of the High School of the City of Skopje “Zef Lush Marku”, Arben Memedi said that “in order to achieve double success a close cooperation is needed between high schools and universities and employers, such as the members of the Economic Chamber of North-western Macedonia who constantly need young workers. In this way we can employ the youth and keep them in the homeland because it is a necessity to increase the employment of young people”.

After the presentations, an intensive debate was opened, where it was involved the academy, graduates and businessmen. The majority of study programs in “Mother Teresa” University in Skopje are deficit, that is why the graduates are employed in record time. Nevertheless, such round tables will be held every week with the aim of connecting graduates and students with potential employers.