Background. The recently changing interest in the system of secondary vocational education among young people, especially among graduates of 9th grade, creates a need to analyse admission to educational organisations that implement educational programmes of secondary vocational education (SVE) in order to identify possible additional burden on regional systems SVE and for the education authorities to adopt necessary management decisions for a timely decision to meet the demand both of the youth and of the employers. Objective. Analysis of the features of 9th grade graduates’ educational tracks “school — secondary vocational education” in various regions of the Russian Federation. Methods. The study is based on the study of data that was being obtained from the federal statistical reporting forms OO-1 and SPO-1 for 5 years, from 2017 to 2021, and was carried out using the method of mathematical data analysis. For the greatest clarity, the results are presented in the form of infographics. Results. The analysis of admission to vocational education organisations made it possible to identify regional heterogeneity in young people’s demand for training in the vocational education system, as well as to determine the main trends in the choice of regions for studying. It was revealed that interest in training in the vocational education system is observed not only in training programmes for mid-level specialists, but also in training programmes for skilled workers, including studying on a contractual basis. Practical significance. The results of the study presented in the article can be used for making managerial decisions at the level of a professional educational organisation and at the regional level in the case of career guidance work and establishment of admission control figures.
Keywords: youth, secondary vocational education, educational trajectory, employment, 9th grade graduates