Subject and purpose of work: Explanation of the necessity of tight educational integration at the secondary and third degree level as the basis of positive continuation of the process of education which supports creation of innovative economy. The subject of analysis are the forms of realization of educational activity and protective mechanisms directed at elaborating qualified specialists for innovative economy. Materials and methods: The basis for analysis will be formed by standards and legal documents referring to the reforms of education process in Russia as well as statistical data. Data concerning the level of obtained knowledge by students, contents of various educational programmes and projects devoted to mutual relations of education and business in Russia’s economy were also used. Results: Key directions of transformation of educational activity from the perspective of the needs of Russian economy were presented. Innovative examples of approach securing efficiency of educational process were indicated. Conclusion: Research indicated the necessity of an integrated secondary and third level of education through defining competencies so that the scope of secondary school was directed mainly at cognitive actions and their further development which might be supplemented by further stages of educating.