According to surveys, only 15% of Russians are ready to obtain additional competencies after graduation. The rest believe that knowledge and skills should be replenished only in case of emergency, for example, when applying for a new job or promotion. At the same time, the pace of technological progress today is so high that, according to most analysts, only those who study throughout their lives can count on a successful career. And they would do that absolutely consciously, on a voluntary basis, and not “under constraint."
The USA and the EU have realized this axiom a long time ago. That is why about half of Americans and Europeans periodically take advanced training courses, where they get information that was not available at the time of their studentships. Continuing education for them is the fundamental principle of professional competence, without which it is simply impossible to imagine the development of a specialist, wherever he or she works.
There is no doubt that the increase in production efficiency in our country depends not only on the technical re-equipment of enterprises but also on the revision of the attitude of their employees to the need of constant improvement of their competencies. Leading experts of the educational and business community spoke about this as part of the discussion “Key challenges in the development of engineering and technical expertise for industrial companies”. It was timed to coincide with the opening of the SIBURINTECH Center for the Development of Engineering and Technical Expertise.