the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF 2022), President
Vladimir Putin announced that the Earning Money
Together project will be launched in Sakhalin Region in a pilot format with
the support of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
would like to note that the Far Eastern regions offer their own professional
development initiatives. For example, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives in
the Sakhalin Region supports a pilot project called Earning Money Together.
Participants in the project will be able to undergo free additional training,
receive career guidance and get help with starting a business. Based on the
outcome of these pilot projects we will think about scaling up,” said the
The Earning Money Together
project is a finalist in the Powerful Ideas for a New Era Forum organized by
the ASI and the Roscongress Foundation. Its goal is to create the country’s
first unique platform for return on investment in career building. The main
mechanism will be a ‘get services now and pay later’ model: by sharing part of
their future income, a person will not have to make an upfront payment for
training. The project is implemented by
the ASI together with the Agency for Development of Skills and Professions,
Sakhalin Region Government with the support of the Russian Ministry of Labour.
Urazov, Director of the ASI Human Resources Division and General Director of
the Skills and Professional Development Agency, said that the Earning Money
Together project makes it possible not to redistribute human resources, but to
build them up.
citizens participating in the programme, the result is not a diploma or a job
guarantee, but an increase in income. This is the parameter that is fixed in
the contract at the start of training. In addition, the project engages new
actors and extra-budgetary funds in the field of training. This implies a new
degree of responsibility for all participants in our country: the job seeker,
educational institutions, the employer, and the investor. We are certain that
the future of further professional training lies in such formats, and not only
in the Far East. A career development contract is a new type of contract,”
explained Robert Urazov.
As Vyacheslav Alenkov,
Deputy Governor of Sakhalin Region, noted earlier, the Region
is facing the task of creating dozens of new high-tech jobs in the coming
years, so it is now important to both train personnel and motivate them to stay
in their region. “Implementation of the project is a serious mechanism for
involving both business and citizens, who are ready to develop, in this
process,” emphasized Vyacheslav Alenkov.
addition, the ASI and its partners are now forming a group of regions that can participate in the project with the support
of the Russian Ministry of Labour.
services across the country as a whole are now focusing on an individual
approach to each job seeker’s career. We are actively building up the range of
tools available to job seekers. The pilot project Earning Money Together, along
with the Masters’ Country, a comprehensive approach to career support, is one
such undertaking. Based on the results of these pilots, we will start to spread
the best practices and experiences nationwide,” said Elena Mukhtiarova, Deputy
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Russia.