Engineering Education # 03, March 2014
The article deals with professional training of engineers and situation in the domestic labor market. Higher school situation, industrial assignment and graduates’ employment is analyzed by the main customer of knowledge – a diploma A-level student of the leading engineering university of Russia. Graduates monitoring and adaptation in industry is emphasized as a key factor for successful improvement of training curricula. Lack of domestic industry job opportunities for A-level class graduates possessing high communicative competence stimulates brain drain abroad.