11 May 2019 - At its latest session, the Government of Montenegro adopted the Report on the perception of employers on the relevance of higher education in Montenegro.
In order to obtain information from the labour market on the needs of employers and to better understand the level of compliance of higher educational programmes with the needs of the labour market, the Ministry of Education conducted two surveys in 2013 and 2019 within the project "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness - INVO". The results of the research from the current year shows that there are significant and positive changes in the quality of higher education.
Most employers think that university graduates are sufficiently trained for the job they have been educated and are ready to respond immediately to job requirements. On the other hand, the importance of practice, that is, practical teaching as a compulsory part of the study programmes, is particularly emphasised, both for professional development and for finding employment easier.
At the end of the discussion, it was concluded that this research provides useful data for line ministries or the Government, which are very important for further consideration of enrollment policy at higher education institutions and the improvement of study programmes, to establish a balance between supply and demand in the labour market.