Enrolment in professional education has risen constantly, which translates to a shorter transit from the classroom to the workplace.
At the end of 2015 a total of 168.2 thou pupils were enrolled in a form of professional education, an increase with 64.5 thou pupils compared to 2011 (+ 83%).Finally, smaller increases were observed regarding special post-secondary schools and special post-secondary schools – cycle 2.
In school/academic year 2014‐2015 vocational education was graduated by 11.6 thou pupils. Post‐secondary and foremen education was graduated by 35.7 thou pupils.As against the previous school/academic year 2015‐2016, vocational education was the sole level registering an increase with 17.9 thou pupils, totaled 68.7 thou pupils (+ 35.2%).
In tertiary education, 535.2 thou students/course attendees were enrolled in the academic year 2015‐2016. The most attractive fields of study in tertiary education were: business, administration and law (24.0% of total number of students/course attendees), and engineering, processing and construction (22.2% of total students/course attendees), respectively.
Number of degree graduates
In the academic year 2014‐2015, tertiary education degree graduates counted for 133.5 thou students. Most of the tertiary education degree graduates came from business, administration and law faculties (29.7%), engineering, processing and construction (17.2%), health and social assistance (11.0%).
Romanian employees are mainly specialized in the Industry sector, about 29% of total employees working in this sector. At the same time, the Services sector hires about 40% of employees, coming in second place in the hierarchy regarding employees’ specialization.
The third most important sector in terms of Romanian employee specialization is wholesale and retail trade – including the repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, with 17% of employees.
Services includes: transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities, information and communication, financial and insurance activities, professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities, education, human health and social work activities, arts, entertainment and recreation, other service activities.