Imperfection of the education system, young professionals’ lack of practical skills
Today it is extremely difficult to find a person or raise one for that matter, who will be an engineer and will dig into these specific tasks. And who’s responsibility is it to give this engineer a certain skill set or a craft that they will to sell to their employers? <...> This is a defect of the state system, obviously. Where has the textbook education gone? Who will program into their brains that engineering is everything and everything is built on it? <...> Where are these values? They are gone — Dmitriy Marinichev, General Director of RadiusGroup.
There is a fundamental difference between the Russian market for these majors and the European one. In the European market, I can take these people away from my neigh-bours. There is a community, business environment in which these skills are formed. <...> In Russia, each time we have to specifically look for people with practical skills, almost all the way across the country. What we need to do to create this class of people is not just to have an education system, but we also an environment in which these people will get their practical skills — Mikhail Levchuk, Managing Director of Argus Security.
In my opinion, very little is said about the blue collars, about the team leaders <...> The class of people who knows how to work with their own hands and are able to organize the work of 3-5 people around them, has vanished. This strata of people who take pride in their profession has all but vanished — Mikhail Levchuk, Managing Director of Argus Security.