26 Oct 2018 17:44

Russia may introduce system of life-long training in several years - presidential envoy

YEKATERINBURG. Oct 26 (Interfax) - A system of life-long training may be introduced in Russia in the next few years, Special Presidential Representative on Digital and Technological Development Dmitry Peskov said.

"I believe that strategic decisions may be made in several years, including to reflect lifelong training policies at the state level. This approach is now fragmentary in nature. New approaches are under consideration," Peskov told reporters in Yekaterinburg on Friday.

There are various approaches to retraining, he said.

"From the stimulation of competitive approaches, as with WorldSkills, to radically new solutions. For example, new standards may appear, such as free second higher education online - even such innovations," Peskov said.

Russia "is beginning to implement a huge set of projects worth 28 trillion rubles, which obviously will require new, qualified personnel," he said.

"It is important to look for new forms that work both with massive retraining and with the motivation mechanism. The contours of these state policies have not been developed yet, and the state is testing various approaches," Peskov said.