Technical university students:
professional competences and expectations on the labour market
Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Full Prof., Ivanovo State Power Engineering University, Ivanovo, Russia email@example.com
The article is devoted to a problem of mutual expectations of technical university students and potential employers in the context of contemporary Russian domestic labor market. Materials of sociological research related to selfassessments of personal and professional potential of students permitted the author to analyze their opinions concerning importance of various competences necessary for future work and profession, as well as representation on the working qualities of the young professional most demanded in the Russian labor market. Comparing these characteristics the author comes to a conclusion about the persistent existence of a deep gap between professional and personal resources of graduates and requirements of external environment. It is concluded that labor market and education market in our country are still far from mutual compliance. The reasons and possible negative consequences of this situation are discussed. The ways of harmonization of these relations are outlined.