Key Digital Competencies Among University Students to Ensure Sustainable Development of Economic Systems
The paper focuses on the problem of the formation of basic digital competencies among university students. It is a necessary condition for the formation of stability and sustainability of economic systems, through the organization of a new format of intensive project activities. The research relevance is due to the high rates of digitalization of the economy and the need to train qualified personnel capable of the digital transformation of economic structure as the basis for the sustainable development of socio-economic systems. A successful solution to this issue requires the emergence of more flexible and innovative forms of vocational training focused on building an individual trajectory of student development for the dynamic demands of the economy. One of such formats is the project and educational intensive, which, as a large-scale pedagogical experiment, was implemented on the basis of the Stavropol State Agrarian University under the auspices of the STI University 20.35. The authors reveal various approaches to determining the list of basic competencies of the digital economy among students and describe the algorithm for implementing the “SmartAgro” intensive for the formation of these competencies. The key stages of the design and educational intensive are digital input diagnostics on the platform of the University 20.35, selection to the intensive based on the results of diagnostic activities, recruiting interfaculty multiage project teams based on the roles identified using the diagnostic tools, and the project and educational activities immersed in a digital environment. The “SmartAgro” intensive became a successful experience of accelerated short-term preparation for the implementation of entrepreneurial project activities at a university, focused on the integrated formation of key competencies of the digital economy of future agribusiness specialists to increase their competitiveness.