In a survey recently conducted by AmCham, members revealed top skills required and ways how they are upskilling their employees. The survey also included assessment of the government-subsidized upskilling programs if they have been used by member companies. The results showed that additional training is necessary in the following skill areas: leadership, digital, project management, English and Russian language and data.
Over the past year only 9% of respondents have used the government-subsidized upskilling programs, but 91% are doing in-house trainings for their employees.
Government-subsidized training programs were rated average to low and among major barriers for the use of those programs were mentioned lack of information about the programs and red tape:
Overall evaluation of the government-subsidized upskilling programs was low due to lack of content and quality of those programs. 33% of members are willing to recommend their in-house training program and instructor and 60% are ready to share their internal expertise to others.
Among top skills required by member companies are:
- Project Management, IT landscape
- Digital and Technical
- Agile and Scrum methodology
- Project management
- Customer service and sales
- English and Russian language
Among other skills leadership, flexibility, innovation, risk and data management, strategic thinking and change management were mentioned.
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