Introduction. Training in the field of quality management, meeting the qualification requirements of employers, is unlikely to be possible solely within the framework of existing BA and MA programmes. And the reason here lies not only, and not so much, in the mismatch of educational standards to qualification requirements, but rather in the specificity of the activities of a metrology specialist, for mastering which a special educational trajectory is required.
The aim of the study isto identify approaches to the formation of qualification requirements for an engineer in metrology based on an analysis of the relationship between professional and educational standards and in accordance with the requests of employers.
Methods. As a methodological approach to determining the composition and structure of qualification characteristics of metrologists, the taxonomy of B.Bloom was used, and the main method of research was the content analysis of scientific publications of authors studying the experience of combining professional and educational standards and regulatory and technical documentation regulating the activities of metrologists, supplemented by an analysis of empirical data obtained as a result of a survey of expert practitioners.
Results. The study indicated the differences in approaches to determining the structure and content of professional characteristics of graduates of higher education and the requirements described in the professional standard. It also highlighted the role of special educational programmes for further vocational training in shaping the trajectory of advanced training for metrology specialists. Furthermore, it emphasised the necessity of aligning employers’ requests with educational results in order to improve both the design quality of products and the formation of sought-after metrology specialists.
Scientific novelty. The article establishes a difference in qualification requirements for metrologists from the perspectives of the labour market and educational results established by the Federal state educational standard. Additionally, it formulates an understanding of the analytical expert activity of metrology specialists.
Practical significance. The scheme of interconnection of components of educational space and labour market requests presented in the article can be used in determining the composition and content of professional and specialised competencies of specialists-metrologists for expert activities taking into account the specifities of the production.