Quality and problems of training managers for priority sectors of the economy

Margarita Ryazantseva (Russia), Natalya Kiseleva (Russia)

New challenges of the modern economy and society require changes in russian state program for training managerial human resources. The purpose of the present research is to develop a methodology for monitoring the labor market to assess the training quality of managerial human resources and identify the needs of regions and employers in terms of improving the skills of managers. The research methodology is based on Russian and foreign practices. The empirical basis of the research includes the results of an expert telephone survey of employers who have sent their employees to study under the Program, as well as an online survey of graduates of the Program. The significance of differences in the assessments of competencies required by a contemporary manager between groups of respondents was carried out using the nonparametric Mann- Whitney U-test. The article presents the authorial methodology for monitoring the labor market, according to which a sociological and expert survey was conducted among employers (N1=46) and graduates of the Program (N2=152), representing 32 regions of Russia where the Presidential Program is implemented most actively. The data obtained in the course of the sociological study made it possible to assess the quality of educational programs, the importance of competencies for contemporary executives, and identify several problems in the implementation of the Presidential Program. Despite the high level of quality of training, the level of demand for training under the Presidential Program was quite low. The survey revealed a problem, such as a shortage of managerial human resources with engineering and technical education.