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Orientation Criteria for Regional Vocational Education Systems on the Needs of the Economy and Social Sphere

Nataliya Yu. Postalyuk – Chief Researcher of the Samara branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Dr. Sci. (Pedagogy), Professor (Samara, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Viktoriya A. Prudnikova – Director of the Samara branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Cand. Sci. (Pedagogy), Associate Professor (Samara, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article presents a system of criteria establishing the level of orientation of regional systems of VET to the demands of the development of the economy and social sphere of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

Various approaches to determining the contribution of vocational education to regional socio-economic development are considered. The factors that act as correlates of the orientation of regional VET-systems to the requirements of the economy are identified.

Key words: compliance criteria, vocational education and training (VET) system, region, socio-economic development, factors.