Urgent tasks for targeted and systematic work with youth identified
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a video conference was held on 27 January to discuss measures to ensure employment and meaningful organization of youth leisure.
One of the factors in ensuring youth employment is their training in demanded professions. The meeting criticized the fact that the available vacancies are not taken into account when solving the problem of unemployment.
For example, in Tashkent, 26,000 young people are unemployed. At the same time, the city has 77 thousand vacancies, 45 thousand of which do not require higher education. The head of state noted that such vacancies can be filled by training young people in professions and assigning them a qualification category.
In accordance with the decree of the President of Uzbekistan "On additional measures to improve the system of involving the population in entrepreneurship and the development of entrepreneurship" from 13 October 2020, a training system is being introduced in the centers for assessing qualifications and issuing certificates for unemployed youth who do not have a diploma, but have practical skills.
In this regard, the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations was instructed to create centers for the assessment of qualifications in the monocenters "Ishga Markhamat", as well as in a number of higher educational institutions and large industries. It was noted that already this year it will be possible to employ 30 thousand young men and women who have received a qualification certificate.
Instructions were given to allocate subsidies for the purchase of mini-technologies and equipment to young people who want to establish their own business, and to help the unemployed with insurance payments when receiving a loan.
One of the most important resources in providing employment is the allocation of land for agriculture. However, out of 14 thousand young people who applied for this last year, only 3 thousand received plots.
The Deputy Prime Minister was instructed to introduce a procedure for allocating young people for agriculture, 1 hectare out of every 10 hectares of sown land.
Instructions were also given to provide young people with the use of plots from the reserve lands with the construction of wells on them, the allocation of loans for lemon breeding, rabbit breeding, poultry farming and beekeeping.
The meeting also discussed issues of meaningful organization of leisure for young people, creating the necessary conditions for the development of their abilities.
The goal is to increase the coverage of young people in schools of music and art, cultural centers and museums to 30 percent through the construction and renovation of such institutions. For this in 2021, 150 billion soums will be allocated from the budget.
An instruction was given to organize standard circles in schools in remote areas, to acquaint young people with the rich cultural heritage of our ancestors, and to develop domestic tourism among them.
This year, it is planned to bring the number of people involved in sports up to 25 percent, including young people - up to 20 percent on the basis of a broad adoption of a healthy lifestyle. For equipping kindergartens and schools with sports equipment, 100 billion soums have been allocated from the budget.
The relevant ministries have been instructed to organize 20 thousand sports clubs in schools, assign sports federations and winners of international competitions to schools, and involve young people in professional sports.
Today young people are very interested in modern technologies. Last year, more than 10 thousand young people were trained in 5 branches of the IT park and training centers for digital technologies.
It was emphasized that in order to expand the scale of this work, it is important to open IT clubs in at least one school in each district, create another 100 digital technology training centers and train 20 thousand young people in programming and entrepreneurship in information technology.
Special attention at the meeting was paid to issues of social support for youth. It was noted that today more than 500 thousand students study in 129 universities, but they are not sufficiently provided with hostels. Responsible persons were instructed to increase the number of hostels.
In order to identify talented youth, comprehensive support for their initiatives and aspirations, the head of state proposed to implement the project "100 ideas for Uzbekistan". The project will create conditions for the implementation of the ideas of initiative youth in urban and rural areas in the spheres of economy, education, sports, healthcare, information technology.
A proposal was also made to increase the wages of employees of regional and district departments of the Agency for Youth Affairs.
It was determined that from now on, heads of sectors of regions, cities and districts will inform the population through the local press and social networks about the problems and issues of youth. Entrepreneurs, organizers and leaders who are most active in providing youth employment will be encouraged.
At the meeting, Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and Khokims presented information on the forthcoming work to fulfill the assigned tasks.