A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Young People in the Digital World: Education, Career, Development
18 June 2022
The world today cannot be imagined without digital technologies. The economy needs specialists who can use them for making enterprises more efficient, improving the quality of life, create new services and whole industries. It is not a matter of just future IT industry specialists: medical professionals, teachers, pilots, everyone needs digital competencies to work in the digital economy. An IT education should begin in school and continue into higher education and even beyond: any specialist needs to update their knowledge and skills regularly. Technologies are taking giant steps forward and the fashionable new lifelong learning concept is vital. Yet technology training is impossible without those who carry the knowledge and skills, without the experience of those who are always at the forefront of development of these technologies: without representatives of the IT industry. So a symbiosis of the education system and industry is the most efficient way to achieve the set goals, all that is left to do is organize co-operation on this issue between the state and businesses. It is also important that the education system itself change: technological development, catalysed by the pandemic, led to broad use of digital technologies in the educational process, this also being a potential growth point.
- What skills and specializations are needed by big tech companies? What is needed to launch a career in IT?
- Which early personnel training projects exist at the moment? How does the government support IT company initiatives?
- How can additional education be optimized to help an adolescent choose a suitable profession and prepare them for further career growth? What are the criteria for assessing the effectiveness of additional education?
- What future lies before digital technologies, which specializations will take shape and how can today’s school pupil be helped to prepare for the future?
- Can personnel from another sphere by trained to make a painless transition to IT? Or is it more efficient to train from scratch? How much time is need to train a beginner and find them a job?
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