President of Confederation of Industrialists V. Janulevičius: the market needs technicians

As innovations becomes more and more important, life is changing, and industry is no exception. With the digitization of production and the growing influence of technology on its market, the need for specialists who are capable to operate automated systems is only increasing. About the labor market talks Vidmantas Janulevicius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

OLPO7186 minVidmantas Janulevicius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists / Photo by Confederation of Industrialists

What specialists are missing in the industrial market?

The need of IT specialists are felt in today‘s market, especially process managers, programmers, project managers, financial analysts, financiers, sales managers and engineering professionals. Technological innovation encourages constant changes in production, so every time an innovation emerges, a certain line needs to be adapted to it, steps, stages and products. As a result, there is a constant shortage of staff working with automated systems, their maintenance, management and programming.

In terms of graduate‘s employment, it can be said that most find their place. There are really not many people in Lithuania who have just graduated and are out of work - according to the Department of Statistics, the unemployment‘s indicator is about 10 percent. Looking at the situation of engineers, we see that the need for technical specialists remains.

What is your opinion about the specialists for the industrial market prepared by Vilnius College of Technologies and Design?

As far as I know, we have two college graduates, so they really have enough knowledge to work with solar and wind power plants. Employees who have recently graduated from higher education have "fresh" knowledge, so they often teach seniors as well.

Also I like that the college instills the idea that a person has to work, to show what he can do and only then to start negotiations with the employer about raising the salary. Lately, we have been talking a lot not about specialties and professions, but about competencies and the widest possible education. Therefore, I think it is very important that the college develops these in addition to specialty subjects.

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