The Yenisey Siberia Atlas of Emerging Jobs was presented as part of the online expert session that was held on 23 June. Atlas developers presented to the experts the results of strategic research carried out by Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation together with the North-West Centre for Strategic Research, Krasnoyarsk Region Agency for Youth Policy and Social Development Programs, Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Siberian Federal University and educational institutions of higher and secondary vocational level in association with the Krasnoyarsk Region Ministry of Education.
Edkham Akbulatov, Rector of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, became a moderator of the online session participated by representatives of educational institutions from different Yenisey Siberia regions, enterprises searching for the new blood, experts in science and education, and the Atlas authors.
The Yenisey Siberia Atlas of Emerging Jobs contains a list of perspective spheres and professions for the nearest 5–15 years, structures new tendencies in economics and production, and demonstrates the demand of employees in new areas.
“The development of the industrial capacity of Yenisey Siberia is primarily connected with the creation of new jobs. This is challenging for the education system as it requires reloading and adaptation of the human capital forming system to the current and future needs of various enterprises. That is why one of the main tasks of this research is to develop a staffing system in the regions that would be consistent with the real needs of different economic sectors,” said Director General of Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation Sergei Ladyzhenko.
The Atlas includes more than 40 professions in 4 branches, reflects critical supra-professional skills and abilities for each speciality, and describes modern educational practices. The research can be of use not only for people who want to stay in demand in the labour market but also for those employers who are interested in efficient and competent personnel.
“Despite a pilot nature of the research, its results can already be recommended for using in the process of educational program formation at universities. Besides that, we should understand the ratio between emerging and existing professions, which will definitely remain but undergo some changes,” added Director of the Engineering and Economics Institute of Reshetnev University and Head of the research group for the development of the Yenisey Siberia Atlas of Emerging Jobs Liliya Erygina.
Evgeny Gets, expert of the North-West Centre for Strategic Research, emphasised the real need of Yenisey Siberia enterprises for qualified personnel with a new set of competencies: “Unmanned machinery operator, for example, is not a profession of the future any more but a real need of agribusiness. Some enterprises already use the unmanned machinery, including tractors, and need the operators now.”
Vice-President of Intergeo Management Company Evgeny Shaferov has expressed a need for competent employees with the upgraded skills obtained at career-broadening programs. He emphasised that the company was ready to hire them and especially needed for highly-qualified personnel in the presence regions. This means that the formation of new education programs in the Yenisey Siberia regions will enable the local population to stay competitive in the labour market.
Much attention in the discussion was given to the issues of introducing new competencies into the education system. The experts touched upon essential subjects related to the issue of vocational guidance of the university teachers and their readiness to take up a re-skilling program to meet the new requests made by employers. As a result, it was decided to complement the research with real proposals on the new education programs.
Following the results of the discussion, it was decided to create a road map depicting the integration of the research results into the education programs of the Yenisey Siberia regions.