According to the plan of events, by December 2020 in Russia, a system of incentive payments will be created in the form of personal digital certificates from the State for training children and adults in the competence of the digital economy. For citizens of the Russian Federation also intangible benefits will be provided — "a digital analogue of TRP standards for all ages." The Ministry of Education and Science together with the Worldskills Russia Union will develop a system of certification standards for the competencies of the digital economy, which will give advantages to those entering universities.
The document notes that by 2024 no fewer than 800,000 graduates of the vocational education system should have the competence in the field of information technology at the world average level, and not less than 120,000 graduates of the higher education system to receive training in IT specialties. The share of citizens of the Russian Federation possessing digital skills by 2021 will be at least 40%.
To ensure the access of the population to the continuing education, in June 2020, a free online service created in partnership with business will start operating.
At least 25 educational organizations and at least 10 companies of digital economy will take part in approbation of models of using personal profiles of competencies and trajectories of development of Russian citizens. In the educational process, there will be built up a practice of taking in consideration of student’s projects as the final qualifying work — "start-up as a diploma". To fund start-ups in the field of digital economy at the seed stage of the Ministry of Economic Development, RVC and VEB-Innovations will create venture funds with participation of universities, their graduates and partner companies.
In order to perform an expert and analytical support of the implementation of the plan and coordination of actions of all its participants and performers, a competence centre will be formed up to June 2018 by the Ministry of Economic Development and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
The "Digital Economy" program was prepared on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and approved by the Government on July 31, 2017. Five basic and three applied lines of development of the digital economy for the period up to 2024 are defined for the program management. The basic lines include normative regulation, personnel and education, the formation of research competences and technical facilities, information infrastructure and information security. The action-oriented lines include public administration, "smart city" and health care. The goal of the program is to organize the systematic development and introduction of digital technologies in all areas of life — in the economy, business, government, social sphere, and urban economy.
Earlier, at a meeting of the government commission on December 18, 2017, action plans were approved on “Regulatory regulation", "Formation of research competences and technological reserves", "Information infrastructure" and "Information security" lines of the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation", within the frameworks of implementation of the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".