3 april 2014
MAYKOR and ASTRA Association Held Master Class for MSU Students
The Strategic Outsourcing Association ASTRA and MAYKOR company, a Russian nationwide provider of IT  and Business Process Outsourcing, held an open Innovative Outsourcing Venues Master Class  for students of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

The event took place on April 2 in the framework of the inter-college course Basics of Organization of Corporate Service Centers and Outsourcing run by Sergey Makedonsky, president of ASTRA Association. The course is aimed at providing students with basic knowledge about outsourcing as a rapidly growing international industry, efficient business tool and a promising profession. The course program includes plans for meetings with outsourcing experts and practitioners.

At the Innovative Outsourcing Venues master class Irina Semenova, MAYKOR Vice-President for Marketing, spoke about the key components of IT outsourcing and business-processes outsourcing, as well as of innovative vectors in the "business solutions as a service" format being developed by MAYKOR. This includes transport monitoring and control as a service, personnel management, data management and archiving, printing services, automated workplace as a service.

"Today in Russia we witness rapid growth of outsourcing. Quickly developing outsourcing companies face the need in employees who would understand specifics of the field. That is why the goal of communications between the industry experts and the students is more than telling them about the modern trends on the market, but also to get future specialists interested in further professional development in the outsourcing industry", said Irina Semenova.

"Our association believes that development of special training in the field of organization of corporate services and outsourcing in Russian universities and colleges is a critical task, which is now in the Russian service industry agenda", pointed out Sergey Makedonsky. "Our goal is to provide students who major in different disciplines with the idea of how their professional knowledge and skills can be and should be transformed into professional services both in the company and for external consumers".

About ASTRA business club

ASTRA business club is an independent open discussion panel for heads of companies, outsourcing professionals, Russian and international experts in the field of organization of corporate services, shared service centers and outsourcing. It is a joint project of ASTRA Association and KPMG. 

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