From specialization to convergence of knowledge: engineering personnel in the labor market of the digital economy

Authors: Opletina N.V., Tripolsky V.B. Published: 04.03.2020
Published in issue: #1(81)/2020  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2020-1-650  
Category: Technological aspects of the engineering education | Chapter: Pedagogics  
Keywords: competitiveness of a young specialist, ability to find employment, integrated competencies, social and personal capital, interdisciplinary training profile

The paper considers the problem of entering the labor market for technical university graduates in the context of the accelerating process of digitalization and automation of the economy. It is shown that the digital economy creates new requirements for the future technical specialist. On the basis of the conducted research it is stated that the competitiveness of a technical university graduate in modern conditions is determined not only by the fundamental knowledge obtained at the university, but also by the ability and readiness of a young specialist to use interdisciplinary knowledge in his professional activity, as well as his social and personal potential. Graduates with a higher level of social and cultural capital are preferred by employers.

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