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Advancement of leadership, digital, project management, language and data skills most needed

Jan 27

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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