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NPO Saturn rated the best company implementing the dual education project

Site news 30.11.2015

November 30, 2015, Rybinsk. - During the IX international expo-congress “Global Education 2015”, the representatives of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) and Russian Ministry of Education and Science presented with awards the participants of a systemic project dubbed “Training of workforce in compliance with the expectations of the high-tech industries based on the dual education approach”. Three companies have been named the best in the said project: NPO Saturn, Pervouralsk Piping Plant and Volkswagen Group Rus.

NPO Saturn pays a lot of attention to the question of training and qualification upgrade of its employees not only through the creation of an in-house training system but also through close collaboration with the profiled educational institutions. The company’s partners in this domain are the Rybinsk industrial-economic college (RIEC) and the P.A. Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University.

In December 2013, following the results of the competition screening, the Yaroslavl Region entered the list of pilot regions to implement a dual education model. And, in 2014 NPO Saturn, working conjointly with the Yaroslavl Region’s department of education and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, started implementing the dual education program in the Rybinsk industrial-economic college.

Thanks to the use of the dual education approach, the share of the hands-on training of the future shopfloor operators has significantly increased; RIEC students first undergo training at the NPO Saturn training center and subsequently at the real work stations in the company’s production workshops. In other words, the students have been given a unique opportunity to master their profession directly in the company acquiring exactly those skills which will be required down the road in the high-tech production environment.

“Today, our company needs not only a certain number of operators but also their high level of qualification and essentially new quality of training, i.e. sustainable practical skills and new state-of-the-art competencies which are not provided for by the conventional vocational training system, - remarks NPO Saturn human resources director Dmitriy Barvinok. - For the RIEC third-year students undergoing training in the frame of the dual education project, the corresponding work stations and highly-skilled mentors have been designated. It’s worth mentioning that this project has fulfilled a job-orientation mission, meaning that in 2015 the number of RIEC students having chosen the machine tool operator profession has doubled. The dual education program will continue.”

According to Ekaterina Loshkareva, head of the department of monitoring the national competences and qualification system curating the “Young professionals” branch within the Agency for Strategic Initiatives: “We thought - to distinguish at the end of the year the regions that have demonstrated excellent results at implementing the dual education project - would be the right thing to do.

NPO Saturn’s experience of practising the dual education model while also enhancing it can indeed be considered one of the best in the country. We were excited to support the initiative of UEC’s management to extrapolate the NPO Saturn experience and the Yaroslavl Region’s dual education model to the Samara Region focusing on the Kuznetsov Company. It is particularly important for us that other companies, not only those in UEC, but also other companies in Russia’s overall industry can now adopt the valuable experience gained by NPO Saturn through its participation in the dual education program.”

The company has also started to actively participate in the movement representing a system of regional, national and international championships of workmanship of young operators and students based on the WorldSkills international standards seeking to improve the quality of vocational training. 

The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production, and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships, and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an All-Russian public organization.

NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC), and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production, and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry, and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199.9 billion.

The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing, and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today, it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings, as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.

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