Being part of AmCham is a great way to maintain business contacts with entrepreneurs and professionals.
Normunds Bergs, Chief Executive Officer, SAF Tehnika
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:
Among other skills leadership, flexibility, innovation, risk and data management, strategic thinking and change management were mentioned.
AmCham is based on values and behaviors that enable its members to fulfill a common purpose - a sustainable and transparent business environment, and we are truly proud to be a part of this growing community.
Edgars Skvariks, Corporate Public Affairs Manager at Bayer