|SCM Launches Skills Passport Project|
System Capital Managment Group (SCM Group)
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Fulbright program in Ukraine, Kiev hosted an international conference on national higher education. Its goal was to explore the past, understand the present and plan the future of higher education in Ukraine through the lens of education development trends in European and post-Soviet countries.
As part of the conference “Higher Education in Ukraine: Internationalization, Reform, Innovation” SCM presented Skills Passport, its key education project implemented under SCM social programme Contemporary Education.
“As the biggest employer we are concerned that the quality of education in Ukraine should meet the demands of the labour market. Unfortunately, today the levels of training of graduates does not satisfy employers, and this is the general trend across the country. Business has to train and retrain graduates. But I’m confident that we have everything we need to change the situation together. Our Skills Passport project is the beginning of consistent partnership of SCM as a representative of the labour market and education system. It is the opening of a dialogue between a student’s first job and his Alma Mater,” notedSCM Director of Public Relations and Communications Natalia Yemchenko.
Other participants of the broad discussion on the future and profile of higher education in Ukraine included teachers, scientists, representatives of international educational organisations, heads of international scientific exchange programmes and university executives, leading specialists in higher education and experts assessing the quality of education in Ukraine, the USA, Europe and post-Soviet countries. Among the speakers were the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John F. Tefft, First Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Yevgeny Sulima, Vice Chair of the Board of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Susan Ness and Senior Counselor of Institute of International Education (USA) Mary Kirk.
Presentation by Natalia Yemchenko “Skills Council: SCM's involvement in creating professional standards”.
SCM is a professional investor and the managing company of the leading financial and industrial group of Ukraine, focusing on mining and metals, energy, finance as well as telecommunications,media,real estate, retail, clay production, petroleum products trade, agriculture, pharmaceuticals trade, heavy engineering and transportation.
The SCM Group comprisesMetinvest and DTEK, First Ukrainian International Bank and Renaissance Capital Bank, ASKA and ASKA-Life insurance companies, Vega Telecommunications Group, Ukraina Media Group and Segodnya Multimedia publishing holding, ESTA Holding (real estate), Ukrainskiy Retail (retail), UMG (clay production), Parallel (petroleum products operator), HarvEast (agriculture), Ukrainian Pharmacy Holding, Mining Machines heavy engineering holding, Portinvesttransportation holding and others.
Chief Executive Officer: Oleg Popov.
SCM is 100% owned by businessman Rinat Akhmetov.
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