Profound restructuring of the training system is needed for the modern economy and the economy of tomorrow
The task of the government is merely to help any person born in Russia to get an education and give them the opportunity to realise their potential and their abilities. Such opportunities exist, and that is very good — Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Our fundamental education is not very much aimed at creating skills and practices that are applicable in business. Graduates are very smart, but their brains must be properly applied, if we talk specifically about situations of going into business. Tinkoff recently launched a fintech school, which happens to be a very successful thing. It is not a university in a large sense; we train programmers, analysts, business technologists, not only for our own purpose, but generally. And we also compete with Yandex for being among the top of companies where people would like to be employed after they graduate — Maxim Evdokimov, Chief Digital Officer, Tinkoff Bank.
Perhaps, it would be fair to say that it is necessary to invest in people in a broad sense. This means change from the standpoint of educational processes, this means adjusting the work with people from the standpoint of HR processes. There is also a lot of disruption in the classic approach to human resource management. All of those things will be beneficial for us as well — Maxim Evdokimov, Chief Digital Officer, Tinkoff Bank.
Software, what my colleagues have just been talking about, and what they focused the attention on, is a complementary part of this industry. We do that too, of course. Out of the 75,000 people who now work at Mobile TeleSystems, about 5 or 6 thousand are graduates of those corporate education facilities that have been established by our colleagues. We have also established this kind of a corporate institute, we also train people to be programmers, system architects, analysts, testers — Andrei Dubovskov, President, Chairman of the Management Board, Sistema President, Chairman of the Management Board, Sistema.
Despite the fact that many people are talking about digital transformation, disruption and everything that has to do with digital, and all the clever words that are being said, the most important thing that they forget about, is that, by and large, all transformation and disruption starts from people. Not from processes, not from technology, nor from hardware, nor from supercomputers, but from people. It is all in their heads. Change is in the heads. It becomes a headache, too. Greg [Abovsky] mentioned the good things, such as the math education, but unfortunately, it does not produce too many graduates, because it is already getting a bit crowded for all of us. All of us – meaning not only Yandex and ourselves, but other players as well — Maxim Evdokimov, Chief Digital Officer, Tinkoff Bank.
If you look closely at how all that happens, there are quite a few examples when large companies address those issues by building corporate universities, creating new personnel. Certainly, based on the traditional fundamental education and the mentioned education in physics and math, but focusing on business processes, nevertheless — Maxim Evdokimov, Chief Digital Officer, Tinkoff Bank.