Business programme

How to Provide the Russian Economy with the Qualified Personnel?

16 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Investment in Development as Investment in People

2022 witnessed the launch of the Professionalism Federal Project as part of the implementation of 42 strategic initiatives aimed at fostering the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation. The initiative takes aim at a comprehensive reset of the entire system of secondary vocational education. The main goal is to train specialists in highly sought-after professions and specializations in a shorter period of time. This would allow for the establishment of a new, sectoral model of personnel training, synchronized with the demands of the labor market to provide employment for graduates and, as a consequence, spur on the development of regional economies. As of 1 September 2022, 150,000 students will be involved in training at educational production centers. The primary focus is on key working professions and specializations in areas such as metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and transportation. The new approach that lies at the heart of the project will help solve the issue of targeted training for the priority sectors of the economy under the conditions of import substitution. How to attract employers to active, meaningful cooperation with educational organizations? How can business contribute to a better quality of personnel training? How can we increase employers' satisfaction with the level of secondary vocational graduate training? How can the right conditions for mastering fundamentally new professional skills and competencies be created? How can we reduce the time necessary for the adaptation of new personnel in production and increase the efficiency of the process?