The Turkish labor minister said on Saturday that unemployment rate among high-school graduates was high in Turkey as these people did not have a certain profession.
Turkish Labor & Social Security Minister Omer Dincer and Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz attended a ground-breaking ceremony for an elementary school in Karaman town of north-western province of Zonguldak.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dincer said unemployment was one of the most important problems of Turkey nowadays.
"One of the major reasons of unemployment is our children's not specializing in a certain profession. If our children do not have professions, then their chances to find jobs will be limited," Dincer said.
Expressing the importance of vocational education, Dincer said, "Today, unemployment rate is particularly high among high-school graduates. This is because these people do not have professions".
Minister Yildiz said in his part that Turkey was changing rapidly and it had been initiating important moves in a wide range of areas, particularly in education.
"Education is an investment in human power, and therefore, it is the most important investment tool," he said.
Pointing out to Turkey's high student population, Yildiz said the number of people getting education in Turkey was currently higher than the total population of numerous European countries.