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AbstractTraditionally Russian engineers were responsible mostly for product design, shop technology and manufacturing processes development. Professional development courses served practical engineers to upgrade the knowledge in above directions. Today, with development of IT and global economy, their duties are related to CAE/CAD/CAM engineering according to companies corporate strategy and financial management. PD centers and Institutes of leading universities in Siberia, Ural, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Central European regions of Russia increased educational services in engineering, economy and financial management last years. A shortage of the qualified employees is still a big problem in Russia. Where could be they taken from? And millions of the engineers who have been dismissed from science and industry began to be retrained to manage finances competently and to find themselves in new market conditions of the economic development. As a matter of fact nowadays, we are witnessing the boom related to the engineers and scientists involvement into the financial management in such branches as banking, trading and industry. The Institute for Professional Development "PostGraduate-RAA" at the State Academy of State administration retrains thousands of engineers to answer the urgent need of Russian economy.
This presentation was part of the session : Expanding Programmatic and Geographic Boundaries in CEE
IACEE 11th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education
Distance Learning and Professional Education ; International Association for Continuing Engineering Education