Background. Growing requirements for qualification of VET teaching staff determined the subject of this article—the study of features and mechanisms of the regional VET system staffing. The article is devoted to highlighting the interim results of a study
conducted by the Centre for Vocational Education and Qualifications FIRO RANEPA “Research on the VET system transformation processes in the context of the uneven socio-economic development of the Russian Federation regions”, p. 3 “Development of staffing models for vocational education and training depending on the socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation regions”.
Objective. The aim of the study is to develop staffing models for vocational education and training, depending on the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation regions, based on the analysis of the general requirements for staffing the regional VET system and ways to obtain pedagogical qualifications in vocational education and training.
Methods. Collection of information from open official sources, analysis of scholarly publications, survey of heads of education from 10 different Russian regions,
generalisation and systematisation of the findings.
Results. Contradictions between the high requirements for the qualifications of teachers of vocational education and the objective conditions for obtaining qualifications
of such a level have been revealed. This should be taken into account when developing a regional staffing model.
Practical significance. Results of the study can be used in the formation and development of regional systems of further professional education for VET teachers.