The article deals with the international legal standards of legal provision of workers’ status, which combine work with education. It has been established that the purpose of international legal standards is not aimed at creating a unified legal regulation, but in order to achieve a certain result, defined in the relevant international documents, which, in turn, provides for the possibility of applying a mechanism of implementation that is most appropriate for a particular national legal system.
The international documents on this issue have been analyzed. These documents emphasize the importance of continuous professional development of professionals, which should be integrated in the life-long education, in accordance with defined goals and scales, and cover the entire spectrum – from initial literacy to vocational training and continuing vocational training and post-professional support.
It is noted that the international community places on the states the obligation to develop and coordinate policies and programs of professional orientation and training of workers, takinginto account: (a) needs, opportunities and employment issues at both regional and national level; (b) the stage and level of economic, social and cultural development; (c) the relationship between the development of human resources and other economic, social and cultural goals.
It is concluded that the law-making activity should take into account international standards in the field of labor law.
Keywords: international legal standards, international documents, legal status, legal support, employees, who combine work with education