First Russian advanced vocational training center opened in Kaluga

On September 21, the Federal Technopark of Vocational Education was opened in Kaluga. The project of the country's first center for advanced vocational training was implemented by the Ministry of Education of Russia and the Regional Government under the federal project "Professionalitet".The center was opened by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The launch ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education of Russia Sergey Kravtsov, the Governor of Kaluga region Vladislav Shapsha, the Governor of Novgorod region Andrey Nikitin, the director of Advanced vocational training center Igor Pryakhin.
The area of the technopark is 28 thousand square meters. 30 modern laboratories equipped with the most high-tech equipment will train professionals in 8 demanded specialties of the real sector of economy. Every year, up to 10 thousand people will be able to study here, not only from Kaluga region, but also from other regions of Russia.
"Up to 10,000 specialists a year who will be trained at this center is a significant contribution to staffing for the Russian economy. And at such a good technological level, with good equipment, good teachers, it's great. I hope that the center will work effectively and will become a good example for replicating such practices," the President said during the opening of the technopark.
Welcoming the participants of the ceremony, Vladislav Shapsha stressed: "Today is an important day not only for Kaluga region, but also for the whole country. We are ready to launch the first Training Center for masters of vocational training and teachers in Russia. Kaluga Region is grateful to you, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, for the decision to implement a strategic project for the entire education system here."
"The creation of a Training Center for masters of vocational training and teachers is the flagship direction of the Federal project "Professionalitet". 25 teachers from different cities of the country have already been identified, they will be the first to improve their skills in the technopark. The center will also teach students the most advanced technologies used in production," said Sergey Kravtsov, Minister of Education of Russia.
Tomorrow the technopark will open its doors to train specialists in the areas most needed by the Russian economy: drone pilots, operators of UAV counteraction systems, operators of laser systems, specialists in multifunctional robotic complexes, operators of software-controlled machines, etc.


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