Skills development
for industrial

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

About the initiative

Staffing support to the Russian industry with a new generation of workers and engineers in 2020 prospective.

The list of assignments following the Annual Message of the Russian President to the Federal Assembly dated December 4, 2014 put forward the following tasks:

To create a staff training quality monitoring system, establishing that one of the quality criteria for such training shall be the results of regional and sectoral teams’ participation in national championships of professional skills, including in the WorldSkills Russia National Championship.

To develop and approve a range of measures aimed at improving the system of secondary vocational education, establishing that one of the quality criteria for such training in the 50 most demanded and prospective professions and specialties in accordance with the best international standards and advanced technologies by 2020 in half of professional educational institutions as one of the targets indicators.

In the of assignments following the working trip to the Sverdlovsk region, held on March 6, 2018, the following task was identified:

To ensure the implementation of measures for the implementation of the project "Regional Standard of Personnel Support for Industrial Growth" in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation.


  • 1. Training is divorced from employers. In the most cases, students’ internship at industrial enterprises is formal, the necessary skills are not fully mastered.
  • 2. It takes time to update federal state educational standards: consequently, tools provided theory-and-practice balance become less effective.
  • 3. A long-term cycle of professional standard implementation. Over 7 years pass usually from the start of development until approval and implementation.
  • 4. No funds are provided for cooperative ties financing. Interaction between enterprises and educational institutions, including co-financing of training, is rather local than system-wide, with no regulatory and methodological base.
  • 5. The most colleges of the country have an equipment that does not correspond to advanced technologies; there is no opportunities to promptly update the material and technical base. Members of the Russian national team at World Skills International championship are faced with an equipment that is completely new to them, and with multi-functional tasks.

Work Organization Scheme

International level

International standards and global agenda

Federal level

Legal Basis
The Message of the President to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation 2016
The Message of the President to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation 2015
The Message of the President to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation 2014
President's Assingments after the Meeting with WorldSkills Team in 2017
President's Assingments after the Meeting with WorldSkills Team in 2016
President's Assingments after the Meeting with WorldSkills Team in 2015
Order of the President on the introduction of a regional staffing standard
Plan of measures to increase productivity
A range of measures to popularize working and engineering professions
range of measures to improve the system of secondary professional education
ASI's Products
Priority in 2018Regional standard of staffing for industrial growth

Communication platform Staffing Standard | Portal for communication of project participants
The base of effective personnel practices
The best practices of the NSPK
Methodical recommendations for the introduction of the Dual education system

Regional level

Implementation of the Regional Staffing Standard
85 regions
85 regions

Industry level

Best practices

National Championship of Comprehensive Working Professions in High-Tech Industries WorldSkills (WS Hi-tech)
5 championships
in 2014-2018

8 Skills
WS Hi-Tech
Corporate WorldSkills Championships
15 championships
in 2018
Industry Championships AgroSkills, DigitalSkills and LogisticSkills
3 championships
in 2018

Open Technological Academy
Regions centre of Dual education
Electrical Installation Simulator
School of General Designers
ALABUGA Corporate University
Academy of WorldSkills Russia
3D technologies in education


Ekaterina Loshkareva

Head of the Department for Implementation and Monitoring of the National System of Competencies and Qualification of the Direction “Young Professionals” of the ASI

Within the framework of the strategic initiative “Staffing Support to Industrial Growth” we replicate the best regional and corporate practices and verified system solutions to the international level with the use of the tools of Skills Development working group BRICS, Global Education Futures Forum and WorldSkills International. And our leaders, in their turn, get access to the generation of the advanced federal and international agenda in their respective areas. Each leadership project, each unique regional and corporate practice, as well as system measures, bring us closer to the goal of ensuring more qualitative, practice-oriented training of modern workers and engineers.

Gleb Nikitin

First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

In the Ministry of Industry and Trade, we particularly keenly feel the shortage of skilled workers in the industry. Some lag in the quality level of training to working professions may be overcome due to integration of our country into the international infrastructure of personnel training and stimulating a person to develop his or her own competencies. WorldSkills is one the key elements of such infrastructure. The Atlas of New Professions is another unique project that helps understanding which sectors of the economy will develop new technologies and what new professionals will be required to work with these technologies in future.

Marat Bimatov

President of the Perm Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dual education is based on the cooperation between the business and the system of professional training. In the Kama region, the Perm CCI acts as the coordinator of this project. The Chamber prepares the enterprises’ order for staff, oversees the creation of new educational programs, develops an independent evaluation of the professional training quality. All these elements are integrated into a system that has proved its efficiency. We are ready to share our experience with other regions focusing on creation of new high-performance jobs.

Arseny Brykin

Deputy General Director for Strategic Development and Implementation of State Programs of Roselektronika, JSC

The rapid evolution of business processes, introduction of new technological solutions and equipment, automation processes and other trends bring forth new requirements to personnel and personnel training. The cycle of professional training of a student cannot often keep up with the market and employers’ requirements. In modern conditions, anticipatory personnel training plays a key role. Forecasting of professions and competencies for the future is actual for strategic development of all major industrial companies in Russia, including Roselektronika, OJSC.

Robert Urazov

General Director of the WorldSkills Russia Alliance

It is right now necessary to implement modern world-level standards into the staff training, create comprehensive conditions for holding championships under the WorldSkills standard at the highest level in our country and consolidate expert communities to develop competencies.

Pavel Luksha

Professor of Practice, Director of the Corporate Educational Programs of the Moscow Management School “Skolkovo”

The initiatives of the ASI in the sphere of professional training demonstrate the most coherent and systematic approach to the personal training in line with the needs of the economy. Due to organization of a tight cooperation between the employees, the education system and regulator, we manage to reach a solution of a number of accumulated problems and to implement the best world practices, such as World Skills and dual education. Very important is the relationship of this work with the elaboration of a strategic vision of future professions, supra-professional competencies and new educational formats that we can obtain only in a dialog with global carriers of the best practices - this is ensured by the Global Education Futures project and cooperation with the Business Council of the BRICS countries.

Nataliya Zolotaryova

Director of the Department of State Policy in the Area of Personnel Training and Additional Professional Training of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Today, our main objective is ensuring the compliance of our graduates’ qualification both with the requirements of the regional labor market and the best global standards.

The system of secondary professional education is one of the bases for economic development of the regions and the whole country. Nowadays, when domestic enterprises work under the conditions of global competitiveness, the Russian industry’s efficiency, the labor productivity is closely linked to the qualifications of the enterprise’s employees.

Thus, the modern educational and training system, highly skilled workers and mid-level professionals are among the most important factors of global competitiveness of our industry.

Isak Frumin

Scientific Supervisor of the Institute of Education of the National Research Institute “High School of Economics ”

The “Atlas of New Professions ” is a successful attempt of describing the trends that form the new types of employment and new competencies. The continuation of this project, along with a study of actual state of the population’s competencies, can hugely contribute to the development of the Russian economics human resource capacity.

Svetlana Kraychinskaya

Vice President for Personnel and Personnel Policy of United Aircraft Corporation, OJSC

Two key principles of the competition - “learning from the best” and “learning through work” - form the basis for a system of corporate training of our staff. In the process of competitive assignments, the participants learn from each other, from experts of the leading industrial enterprises.

Dmitry Kaysin

General Director of the of the Open Technology Academy (OTA)

One important component of the modern economy is the propagation rate of advanced knowledge, technologies and competencies. In our project of the Open Technology Academy we are planning to create an infrastructure that helps quickly obtaining scarce although high-demanded knowledge and skills. Ideally, a scientific or technological breakthrough shall not be spaced from transformation of such knowledge into educational and methodological materials by more than 2-3 months. What is more, not only acting specialists but also students and schoolchildren must learn from advanced solutions.