On the first day of Congress 590, on 17 November, the experts have discussed the chances and possibilities of cooperation of professional education with employers. Participants of the panel included Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, vice- minister of education Marzena Machałek, as well as employers, representatives of the Foundation of Education of the Education System – the co-organizer of the panel – and the representatives of the Ministry of Education who are responsible for the professional education system.
Work market studies show that employers have difficulties in finding employees whose competences fit their needs. As many as 80% of the questioned companies said that they have problems with finding adequate candidates for work. Many employers point out that this situation is caused by the maladjustment of professional education to the needs of present economy.