Making Cents Organizes a Career Exploration Day for Youth in Kazakhstan

May 2017

group of male students

Making Cents, in collaboration with Educational Center “Bilim-Central Asia” and the Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communication, organized a career exploration day for twenty-two graduates of Almaty secondary school #56 who are considering a career in transportation and logistics. The career exploration day, organized as part of USAID’s Central Asia Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs (CTJ) project, focused on career planning, occupational and educational exploration, and job search. The graduates visited the Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communication, where Mr. Sergei Muzyka, Making Cents’ CTJ Workforce Development Lead, presented the program with Dr. Ulan Kuttybaev, Vice Rector of the Academy. The presentation covered topics of occupational chapters and specialties, qualification requirements, relevant skills and personal traits, career perspectives (salary expectations and personal development), career opportunities in adjacent areas, and job opportunities and sector demand in Kazakhstan in 10 years’ perspective. The event aimed to assist young graduates in choosing a career in the area of transportation and logistics and to facilitate a collaboration between workforce development organizations and educational institutions. The initiative was highly appreciated by the Academy, which agreed to host similar events for graduates interested in careers in transportation and logistics.