New FIEP Projects to Develop the National Qualification System in the Nanoindustry Have Been Launched

20 August 2020

The RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) together with its partners started elaborating new projects on the National Nanoindustry Skills System development. 

In addition to the five professional standards in nanoelectronics and composite nanostructured polymers and nanometals, a designer of the professions of the future will be created for the technologies whose widespread use in industrial production is still expected.

Designing Professions of the Future

“In the context of the transformation of the modern labor market, both in terms of changing the content of traditional professions and in view of the emergence of new ones, it is necessary to understand how to timely assess such changes and how to identify new and promising professions,” said Angelina Volkova, Head of Professional Skills Development of the Fund. Predicting the professions of the future or the advanced qualifications is associated with the search for new technologies. In order to develop the advanced qualifications designing method within the Fund’s new project, a competent portrait (profile) of the professional developer or user of the promising technology will be drawn up, and the processes for the integration of the advanced qualifications in the Russian and global economy will be described.

The Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University ETU LETI will have to solve this problem together with the Fund’s professionals, and the technologies of atomic-molecular design, the architectonics of supramolecular structures, synthesis of artificial inorganic and organic materials, and hybrid compositions, which were actively developed at the end of the 20th century, have been defined as the promising ones. 

This technology stack is a modern interdisciplinary end-to-end technological trend determining the prospects for the creation of new materials and substances, and is implemented using a set of processes, such as matrix assembly and self-assembly, self-organization in non-equilibrium conditions, incorporation and encapsulation of polymolecular associates, additive superprecision 2D and 3D printing, and molecular layering, quantum-wave superlocal and selective stimulation of reactions. This, in turn, allows the formation of a variety of technological trajectories in various fields of research and production while maintaining the unity of knowledge. The technology of atomic-molecular design and synthesis is considered to be an end-to-end technology for creating new substances and materials for various branches of scientific research and engineering as well as industrial production activities of a modern technology professional.

During the project implementation, the innovative companies implementing technologies for atomic-molecular architecture and design in various fields (genetics, pharmacology, application of new materials, nanotechnology) will help to form qualification requirements for the professionals working within the framework of a system end-to-end technology in various industries, as well as a set of industry qualifications in compliance with the qualification levels.

According to experts, the demand for atomic-molecular design and architectonics professionals is expected to increase. At the same time, the availability of the current purely applied qualification requirements, supported by real professional activities in the future, will allow for the targeted formation of advanced training programs for professionals capable of implementing breakthrough technologies.

New Professional Standards for the Nanoindustry

The Fund’s project to develop five professional standards in the fields of nanoelectronics and composite nanostructured polymers and nanometals, the demand for which is dictated by labor market, has also been aimed at further developing the National System of Nanoindustry Qualifications. The application of professional standards allows forming qualification requirements in order to assess the professional qualifications of employees and to create a basis for building an educational trajectory for both future and current professionals. For the education system, professional standards are also a guideline, allowing to adjust the content of educational standards and programs in accordance with the qualifications of the staff.

The development is initiated by the nanoindustry qualification assessment centers and is based on the practical application of a number of existing professional standards, as well as the accounting for the qualifications life cycle.

The new professional standards will take into account the qualification requirements to implement the fully-featured production process in accordance with the business processes of high-tech products production, as well as requirements for graduates of professional educational organizations, which will allow to form the so-called “input” qualifications and to assess qualifications within the framework of intermediate and final certification of students of universities and colleges. For young people, this will be an opportunity to confirm the compliance of the obtained education with the labor market requirements or to adjust the educational trajectory in a timely manner, and for educational organizations, it will serve as a characteristic feature of compliance of the implemented training programs with the expectations of employers, and will reduce the employers’ uncertainty and risks in employment.

The project will be implemented by the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation together with experts from the real sector of the economy, including professionals with experience in production work in the areas of professional activity corresponding to the focus of the developed professional standards, experts in personnel management, training, and development, rationing and labor rate setting, representatives of educational organizations implementing training programs for the nanoindustry, and leading employees of scientific organizations.

Reference

The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Anatoly Chubais; the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund is Andrey Svinarenko.