Elvira Fetahu – Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economy, University of Elbasan, Albania

Eriona Cela – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of New York, Tirana, Albania

Hard and soft skills;
Vocational education;
Labor market;

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.251


The achievement of economic growth is the goal and objective of every country and it is possible only through the efforts of different educa­tional institutions, providers, and beneficiaries, to educate and train experts in different sectors, based on the principle of lifelong learning. This paper aims to analyze the needs of employees to develop and improve hard and soft skills, providing the challenges of vocational education and to adopt the changes in the labor market, for both employees and employers. The data collected from Vehicle Services, Hotel and Tourism, Construction, and Logis­tics dialogue roundtables provide recommendations for providers and busi­nesses in every job aspect.

The analysis of the data resulted in the following: it is necessary to establish continuous contacts with public institutions which offer professional devel­opment courses for employees, both before and during employment, as for them the cost of training the employees is a continuous process.

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Fetahu, E., & Cela, E. (2022). Addressing Key Challenges in Vocational Education and Training (VET) In Albania, Ensuring Systematic Change, Competence Development, and Stakeholder Empowerment. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 251-256). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.  https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.251


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