Participants of the 11th IT Forum discussed staff training for the digital economy

10/06/2019

A panel discussion “Staff Training for the Digital Economy” was held at the site of the International IT Forum. The event was moderated by the Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council at the Committee on Education and Science of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Anthony Schwindt.

The panel discussion was attended by the Chairman of the Council for the Development of Information Technologies and Digital Economy of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Nikolay Komlev, the General Director of Mobile Electronic Education Aleksandr Kondakov, the Head of Cooperation with Partners of ANO University of National Technological Initiative 2035 Asiyat Misirova, the Senior Methodologist of the Project "Yandex.Lyceum" Aleksandr Pavolotsky, the Professor of Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Lomonosov Moscow State University Marina Shilina, the Director of the Institute for Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Shoptenko, the Director for Development of ANO for promoting the development of innovative solutions Digital Education and Technology Ludmila Belkova, the Director of the Center of Distance Education of Yugra State University Marina Voitenko, the Vice Rector for Education of Yugra State University Roman Kuchin.

The participants discussed the basic model of competencies of the digital economy, the involvement of children in the tasks of the digital economy as part of the implementation of additional education programs, talked about the implementation of training programs for IT professionals at the vocational education level, and also discussed the introduction of innovative educational technologies at all stages of education to implement staff training tasks for the digital economy.

"We present a basic model of competencies for the digital economy. In the future, the new tool will allow to update state standards in education and help develop the labor market," the Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council at the Committee on Education and Science of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Anthony Schwindt opened the panel discussion. The Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maksim Topilin said that those professional standards that are applicable now 60% meet the digital requirements. It is important to note, according to the education system, 25% of 15-year students failed to master the skills to use knowledge in practice. This is below the second level according to the classification. It is very important that the opportunities that are being created today in the framework of the national program, such as creating digital tools, educational games, could contribute to equal access to high quality education for all children, regardless of which school they study at and which district they live in."

“In 2017, for the first time, they announced loudly for us about the Digital Economy program,” the Chairman of the Council for the Development of Information Technologies and Digital Economy of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Nikolay Komlev continued the discussion. “This program is now a driver, a flagship of the economy. And we all understand that the digital economy needs not only an appropriate IT infrastructure, but, above all, qualified personnel. This is well understood not only at all levels of the government, but also in business companies - that is, where that personnel has to work and improve business processes. Now there is a shortage of such specialists. At the same time, the rapid development of digitalization will increase the shortage of personnel in almost all industries. To prevent this, Russia needs to increase the intake and graduation of personnel for the digital economy in the higher education system."

“We have to remember the need for consistency of requirements for competencies in the context of the digital economy,” the General Director of Mobile Electronic Education Aleksandr Kondakov supported his colleague. “For example, where does a person need USE results? Surely everyone will answer that they are necessary for entering a university. However, rectors of these universities have long said that other tests are required for admission, and the Unified State Exams do not meet these standards. It turns out that the education system has created an unnecessary tool, because when one applies for a job, nobody is interested in the results of the Unified State Exams. The employer needs the confirmation of the qualification of the future employee. Thus, we must now update the educational program, update the FSES - the Federal State Educational Standard. We need an education system that will meet modern digital challenges."

The Head of Cooperation with Partners of ANO University of National Technological Initiative 2035 Asiyat Misirova presented to the panel participants a modern educational project Educational Intensive Course "Island 10-22", which will be held in July this year at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology for change leaders in higher education: “Island 10-22" is an experimental platform that involves universities in the technological development agenda. We focused our project to address state tasks: national technical initiative, digital economy, strategy of scientific and technological development of the country. This year we expect 1,500 participants, 100 university teams, 300 teachers. There are 35 laboratories, 50 project works, 400 master classes in the program. We hope that our project will make a great contribution to the development of the introduction of innovative educational technologies."

General partners of the IT Forum are Rostelecom, Lukoil, PRIME GROUP and Slavneft-Megionneftegaz.