The key goal of the vocational education and training (VET) system in is to provide sufficient skills' supply for the Russian labor market. Meeting the challenge is possible only if there is a stable high-quality interaction among employers and VET institutions. The paper examines the historical transformation of this interaction: from the Soviet planned model to market mechanisms. Particular attention is paid to the specific traits that distinguish the Russian labor market, features of youth employment in Russia and those institutions, with which the Russian VET system "hears signals" coming from the labor market and responds to these signals promptly. The research may be useful for managers of VET institutions, experts and those, who are interested in problems of interaction between the Russian VET system and the labor market.
This article discusses ways to stimulate students' motivation to participate in extracurricular activities. The author points out the following forms of extra-curricular activities: administrative, informative and entertaining. The author proposes the scale of assessment of students for participation in extracurricular activities. These forms should be taken into account in the rating system of the student's academic achievement