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Maxim Voloshin: “A man should change to fit the modern era”


16.07.2019, 12:43

Digitalization is one of the tendencies defining the last decade. Today, digital technologies are changing the concepts of literally all spheres of life: business, state management, science, education, and entertainment. Digital transformation is the major economic trend of the modern day. This term has long meant transformation and storage of traditional forms of data in digital format, and also transfer of media from the analogue into digital presentation. However, step by step the technologies are intensively being implemented into all the spheres of business and classic industries that have stayed unchanged for decades.

The speakers of the session “Catching the digital skills wave (before it’s too late)” at WorldSkills Conference 2019 will share their own views on the perspectives of the digital skills, and their expected competitiveness on the labour market. The top experts in the field of the digital skills development such as Maxim Voloshin, CEO of Codewards, and Srinivas Reddy, Chief, Skills and Employability Branch at the International Labour Organization, will become the opinion leaders of the discussion.

Digital transformation is based on such key technologies as artificial intelligence; automation of production and business processes; multi-channel collection of big data, their analysis and application. These technologies altogether have a powerful impact on the character of training, and the labour market.

The digital economy sets new ambitious goals for people, companies, and state of the future. Training new workforce, new requirements for skills to meet and overall digital literacy are the key challenges for the economy, education, and the entire society.

The technologies will continue to develop further on, but by 2020, the world will have already lacked the specialists who can use these technologies properly. For the transformation to happen, people should be ready to learn and master new skills quickly. So continuous self-learning and gaining new skills, building up a flexible set of the skills that allow adjustment to any changes form the key skill nowadays.

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WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. More than 1,300 Competitors from 63 countries and regions will compete in 56 skills.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces all 85 Russian regions and is one of priority vocational talent development projects.

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