SOP HRD - AN APPROACH TO QUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND A FACTOR OF INFLUENCE FOR ENSURING AN ASCENDING PROFESSIONAL CAREER PATH - Polish Journal of Management Studies

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SOP HRD - AN APPROACH TO QUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND A FACTOR OF INFLUENCE FOR ENSURING AN ASCENDING PROFESSIONAL CAREER PATH

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SOP HRD - AN APPROACH TO QUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND A FACTOR OF INFLUENCE FOR ENSURING AN ASCENDING PROFESSIONAL CAREER PATH
Stremțan F., Cotîrlea D.A. *

Abstract: In the present paper the authors   address   the importance   of carrying out   certain   relevant internships  by students and, at the same time, the influence that these  internships   have   on the place where Romanian education system  is situated on the map of the European  competitive   education systems.   Because   the student   -perceived as a   central   section   of the future evolution-   must develop   both   in terms of   personal and   professional   features, the authors approached aspects   regarding the importance   and the advantages brought out by the internships carried out by youths,   since these often can represent the starting point for   the future career of   the graduates.   The paper is , overall,  a plea for   projects co -financed   through   the European Social Fund   and through   the SOP HRD   for ensuring   the existence of public-private   partnerships   and for facilitating   the emerge of   first contact of the   youth   with the labor market.   This   article provides   to   readers   the opportunity   to create   a picture   regarding the role   and importance of   such projects in   forming a   competitive education system   and, at the same time,   a   bright future   through   the influence   exercised   over students.

Key words: project, POSDRU, SOPHRD, training, quality, human resources, development;

Introduction

In the context in which higher education generates the specialists that will lead the EU integrated Romanian society and economy, in the near future, the achievement of a quality oriented behavior constitutes the vital element to ensure a prospering economy. The educational component has in this regard, a big importance, not only to ensure the quality of services, but to the integration of quality demand in the national culture.
The need of alignment to the process of globalization and the current socio-economic situation are making their mark on the importance needed to be given to education. In the global competition in the computerized economy, the quality and ingenuity of human resources are the main factors underlying the essential gaps between states [3]. Starting with Alfred Marshall
s statement that "the most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings" [7] the quality of human resources, in general, and educational resources, in particular, are considered decisive factors of overall economic growth.
These being said and taking into account the current context in which a clear tendency of educational market liberalization exists not just at a European level, but at a global level, a fierce international competition for human, financial and time resources can be observed. The recognition of graduates
qualifications on the labor market in order to insure the free movement of personnel in the European space, in the context of a knowledge based economy, and the rapid insertion of graduates on the labor market cannot be achieved unless a quality higher education is provided. Thus, in the following paper, the advantages brought through internships facilitated by The Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development are presented, specifically thePractica primul pas pentru cariera ta” (Practical training the first step to your career) project.

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Summary

The internship programs offer students the possibility to acquire certain skills in their field of interest, to learn new things and to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired throughout their study years, thus perfecting their professional training due to the offered advantages: interaction with professionals in their field, the possibility to participate in theoretical and practical trainings, working with competitive teams as well as results orientation.
The importance and attractiveness of such a training stage consists in the assimilation and development of certain applied professional skills, as teamwork or project management, the chance to earn real working experience and finally the chance to obtain a permanent job in the desired field. The gained experience over such a stage is very important, especially in the present context in which work experience is a sine-qua-non for employment [4].
Through the conducted POSDRU projects students are offered the possibility of a direct contact with the labor market, in terms of existing opportunities and specific requirements.  Thus, all these have an important role in the increase of graduates
insertion on the labor market, partnerships linked through programs co-financed by The European Social Fund, offering numerous opportunities to graduates to prove what they are capable of. Furthermore, not few are the times in which the students and organizations/institutions involved in such projects have continued collaborating even after the end of the practical training, many of the direct beneficiaries becoming employees at the entities in which they carried out their internship.
Within the context   in which the   actors involved   in the proper management of   the " Practica
primul pas pentru cariera ta " project -as well as in the other projects implemented until now-   have affirmed   the importance of   practical training/internships, the need to expand   the placement programs   and to involve   a larger number   of employers   and companies  ( which fulfill the requirements   of students), as well as  the necessity of a greater   media coverage   concerning   youth   opportunities   through this kind of projects, the need for developing such projects in the future   is confirmed.
These have been said,  we consider  that -through the projects implemented   within the   SOP HRD   the   increase of economic competitiveness is facilitated -   by promoting the development   and   efficient use of   human resources in   connection   with the labor market,   as a whole.

Reverences


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[2] Guvernul României, Ministerul Muncii, Familiei și Egalității de Șanse, Programul Operațional Sectorial Dezvoltarea Resurselor Umane – POSDRU 2007-2013, available at http://www.fonduri-structurale.ro/Detaliu.aspx?t=resurseumane, retrieved April, 2nd, 2013;
[3] Neamțu A.; Neamțu L., Performanță și competență academică în economia bazată pe cunoaștere, in „Analele Universității Constantin Brâncuși”, Târgu-Jiu, no. 2/2011,pp.71-76;
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[6] Internal documents that served at writing the project;
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SOP HRD
PODEJŚCIE JAKOŚCIOWE W SZKOLNICTWIE WYŻSZYM I WSPÓŁCZYNNIK WPŁYWAJĄCY NA ROZWÓJ ŚCIEŻKI KARIERY

Streszczenie: Autorzy prezentowanego artykułu uwypuklają znaczenie podejmowania przez nich praktyk o dość dużym znaczeniu, z jednoczesnym ich wpływem na miejsce, w jakim znajduje się edukacja rumuńska na mapie Europy, wśród konkurujących ze sobą systemów edukacji. Z uwagi na to że, student postrzegany jako jednostka centralna przyszłego rozwoju musi się rozwijać zarówno pod względem cech osobowościowych jak i zawodowych, autorzy niniejszego artykułu, przybliżyli aspekty związane ze znaczeniem i korzyściami, jakie przynoszą praktyki podejmowane przez studentów, a które mogą reprezentować punkt wyjścia do ich przyszłej kariery zawodowej. Niniejszy artykuł jest, ogólnie mówiąc, przedstawieniem projektów finansowanych przez Europejski Fundusz Społeczny oraz program SOP HRD, które zapewniają partnerstwo publiczno-prywatne a także ułatwiają pierwszy kontakt młodego pracownika z rynkiem pracy. Artykuł ten dostarcza czytelnikom, możliwość stworzenia obrazu w odniesieniu do roli i znaczenia takich projektów w tworzeniu konkurencyjnego systemu edukacji, a w tym samym czasie, uzyskanie lepszego obrazu przyszłości poprzez wpływ praktyk, podejmowanych przez studentów.


 
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