Investment in human capital means, in particular, investment in the creation of a highly professional, mobile, motivated, and effective workforce that is able to have the greatest impact on the pace and quality of economic growth. New approaches to the continuing education system are focused on ways of ensuring that employees are able to obtain the new knowledge, skills, and competencies that are needed for a balanced employment market. What role does the state play in developing human capital? How can an independent qualification assessment system be implemented at the regional level? Who benefits from testing qualifications: workers or employers?