Cooperation of Education and Enterprises in Improving Professional Competences - Analysis of Needs

  • Maciej SzafrańskiEmail author
  • Marek Goliński
  • Magdalena Graczyk-Kucharska
  • Małgorzata Spychała
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Enterprises achieve success in the labour market thanks to the implementation and use of adequate strategies, but also thanks to adequate resources management and proper relationships with the surrounding. The main resources currently most searched for by employers are human resources. In the market situation with scarcity of employees, where their quantitative and qualitative structure is insufficient for the enterprises to realise their tasks, the key problem for businesses is to find ways to search for suitable employees. In the situation of insufficient resources of suitable employees, enterprises should develop, in a planned and systemic manner, methods of obtaining and preventive provision of necessary human resources in connection with the business development plans. Within the developed personnel management strategies, the enterprises should also define the subjects to cooperate with in this area, as well as plan the rules of this cooperation. This paper discusses the problem of evaluating forms of supporting schools by enterprises, i.e. which tools and means of communications should be best used to obtain employees with best suited competences. It also ponders the question which forms of cooperation should schools develop in order to improve the quality of education and to increase the probability of matching students to the needs of current labour market. Research verification included the analysis of the number of businesses offering a given form of support and the average evaluation of importance of this form.


Vocational education and training Labour market Competence management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Szafrański
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marek Goliński
    • 1
  • Magdalena Graczyk-Kucharska
    • 1
  • Małgorzata Spychała
    • 1
  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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