INNOVATION POLICY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Innovative forms for certificating graduates of professional retraining programs: a comparative analysis of the performance
The demand of the industry and employees for training forms and the content of educational programs is being transformed. Upto-date and advanced knowledge is required, as well as flexible skills, and quick ways to master them. The request becomes particularly relevant in the case of professional retraining programs. The traditional format of final certification includes tools that simulate a locally limited situation of activity. In this way, it is difficult to identify the formation of competencies for a wider set of functional tasks. This difficulty can be overcome by introducing a new certification tool – a simulator that simulates the working day of a specialist during which he implements a wide list of functional responsibilities, fixed in the job regulations. The purpose of the article is to evaluate the results of using a professional activity simulator as a means of diagnosing the level of professional readiness. It contains evidence of the feasibility of switching to the use of the simulator for the final certification of HR specialists.