Kahanec, M. (2012): Youth unemployment in Slovakia is primarily due to a skills mismatch in the labour market. Schools and universities produce large numbers of graduates with skills that are little in demand. On the other hand, graduates with technical skills are scarce. (Cabinet re-allocates €295 million of EU funds, The Slovak Spectator)
According to Kahanec, Slovakia’s education system produces graduates
with encyclopaedic knowledge but almost no ability to apply it, few practical
skills, and limited potential for innovation. “Even for those graduates that
find jobs, employers have to invest a lot into bridging such skill gaps before
these employees can become sufficiently productive,” said Kahanec.
Read the article in The Slovak Spectator