Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev takes part in DID-2021 Forum in Innopolis

2 December 2021, Thursday

On December 2, in Innopolis, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Maksut Shadayev and Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Roman Shaykhutdinov welcomed the participants of Digital Innopolis Days 2021 Forum on Digital Transformation in Education, Business and Public Administration organized by the University of Innopolis.

One of the main themes of the Forum was the Supporting Educational Centre in the areas of Digital Economy, established at the University of Innopolis in 2020. Today it is a single platform for the further training of teachers of higher and secondary vocational education in Russia.

Specialists of the centres are engaged in formation and development of digital competences of specialists from priority branches of economy determined by Decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 7, 2018 № 204 «On the national goals and strategic development goals of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024»: health, mining and manufacturing industries, education, agriculture, IT and others. In four years the Centre will teach digital competences to 80,000 Russian teachers and methodologists, in 2021 the number of students will increase to 16,000 people.

Shadayev emphasized: “Digital Innopolis Days is a unique event where we meet to discuss how to train professional personnel for our industry, the digital economy. There are people behind any technologies, and we understand that the main task is to ensure the high quality training to make big digital breakthroughs. The project of the Supporting Educational Centre was established with the ambitious goal of starting new training of specialists in the system of secondary vocational and higher education”.

Shaykhutdinov read out greetings to the participants of the Forum on behalf of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

It read that much work was done by the Supporting Educational Centre in the past year, but much remained to be done, and that only by joining efforts it is possible to provide priority sectors of the economy with highly qualified personnel.

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