Introduce new forms of training in the educational process to strengthen the practical component
The confrontation of theoretical and practical knowledge is not working [...] They need to be united and a link needs to be created that will allow people to be ready for the current conditions. And it will also satisfy their thirst for fast career growth, — Aleksandar Ruzevic, Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola HBC Russia.
We [business] are forced [...] to look for new ways of getting inside universities so that together with the university we can give students the opportunity to essentially work to acquire these professional skills directly within the walls of the university […] When they get out, we have […] a student who doesn’t need to be retrained, — Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank.
Of course, business wants a ready-made [specialist]. But something needs to be done for this, and business understands this. This involves the practical involvement of people, when [...] the fruits of their labour are real products for business [...] This involves a completely different kind of motivation. This involves a completely different level of awareness of the value that you have brought and the degree of confidence you have that you can engage in practical business affairs […] In the student environment […], this is a very important element – their condition in the process of education, — Tatiana Sorokina, General Manager, IBM Russia & CIS.
Business can contribute both to theory and to practical […] elements of education […] A more traditional […] joint path is when we are involved in the development of certain programmes at universities and allocate our resources for these programmes that are fully or partially offered at these universities […] But […] the realities of modern life call for some other formats as well […] We […] have been doing this for many years, and […] not only […] in order to get good specialists for ourselves later, but also for organic participation in what is socially significant for our country […] Big business […] is now actively participating in this, and this is a good thing, — Tatiana Sorokina, General Manager, IBM Russia & CIS.