Chennai: “The member countries of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – grouping have been net exporter of talent so far, and now the need has come to reverse the trend and build a talent development ecosystem,” said the director general of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Likhachev.
According to a press release, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is technical consultant and main equipment suppliers for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Comparing the ever-growing chasm in the requirements of the world industry including nuclear and the skill set of the professional force, to the climate change in terms of proportion, Alexey Likhachev called for a comparable response on an international scale while addressing media. Likhachev added that the skill gap is another global problem of comparable scale (to climate change) and it continues to remain neglected by political leaders who were short-sighted to see it as an afterthought.
“Paradoxically, while graduates and mid-career professionals struggle to find an appropriate job, it takes years for employers to recruit the required staff to key positions,” Likhachev said.