The Kaluga Region's-vocational education system includes 58 elementary and secondary vocational education institutions and 27 higher education institutions. The elementary and secondary vocational education institutions' facilities and equipment are continuously modernized.
Kaluga Region's authorities pay much attention to creation of resource centers for promising industries of the regional economy. Such an approach helps make possible the training of highly qualified professionals using hi-tech equipment meeting all the requirements of modern industry. Such programs are implemented in close cooperation with leading companies of the region. For example, such a center for training/re-training of automotive industry personnel was established at Kaluga IT and Management College.
Information about labor force training system in Kaluga Region.
The regional education system uses the latest standards based on a practical approach to training (dual vocational education system). Such a system provides both theoretical knowledge (in the educational institutions future professionals get theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills) and hands-on experience (at production facilities). In 2015 the first group of students graduated from a program organized in cooperation with Volkswagen Group Rus OOO. In addition to the state diploma, they received certificates issued by Volkswagen and the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber.