28 August 2015
Technodinamika Holding, United Aircraft Corporation, United Engine Building Corporation, Russian Helicopters, and Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) have concluded an agreement on cooperation in the field of providing human resources for the aircraft industry. The document was signed on August 27 at the 2015 MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon.
The major players in the Russian aircraft manufacturing market will jointly develop professional standards for the industry and requirements for staff training. In addition, the companies will introduce the world practices into the educational programs and engage their best staff in training. The agreement also includes the promotion of science, the organization of workshops, the development of overseas internship programs, and career guidance for schoolchildren.
"The question of providing human resources to science-intensive industries is critical, but the existing system of staff training is lagging behind international levels," noted Maxim Kuzyuk, CEO of Technodinamika. "Introduction of best practices into engineering education is a necessary step which will allow the industry to provide truly competitive skilled workers, engineers and managers."
The signatories to the agreement added that they intended to propose working closely with secondary specialist and higher educational institutions in order to adjust the training programs to the real needs of the industry.
The Holding launched a pilot project meeting world standards for the accelerated development of experienced engineers by introducing Russia's first training program to train system engineers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) — the Higher School of Systems Engineering. The master's program is designed for promising young professionals with 3–7 years' experience. The emphasis is on teamwork and the use of parallel engineering and approaches to life cycle management. In addition, each student studies disciplines such as marketing and strategy, economics and finance, and the English language.