Ulyanovsk Region to Train Skilled Workforce for Aviation Industry with Support of Russian Government

Mikhail Mishustin approved the corresponding order after his trip to the region.

According to the document, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and the United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC) will study currently available training programmes for the aircraft industry that prepare specialists with secondary vocational and higher education. After it, they will specify objectives for the 2021-2030 state plan under which personnel will be trained for the military-industrial complex. Both tasks must be completed by 1 April, 2022.

In May, the head of the region examined aviation potential of the Ulyanovsk region and visited several educational establishments preparing personnel for this industry. Following the visits, Aleksey Russkikh instructed to create modern learning environment, which also requires to upgrade equipment at Ulyanovsk Aviation College - Interregional Competence Center and the Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute.

According to Natalya Kitaeva, Director of Ulyanovsk Aviation College, it is planned to create a single federal educational cluster that will train specialists in such areas as Aircraft Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Information Management Systems. This project will involve both the college and the Institute of Aviation Technologies at the Ulyanovsk State Technical University (UlSTU). The cluster will synchronize training activities for people with any educational backgrounds.

“We are ready to welcome more than 600 new students this year. Today, the college can offer training programmes in four areas that are of great interest to Aviastar-SP,” said Natalya Kitaeva.

According to the Ulyanovsk Region Ministry of Education, specialists studying under programmes included in TOP-50 (such as production and maintenance of aviation equipment and maintenance of aircraft engines) will graduate from Ulyanovsk Aviation College - Interregional Competence Center in 2021.

In addition, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation instructed the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region to address the issue of funding for construction of a new building at Lyceum №100 in 2023-2024. A progress report must be submitted before 2 July, and information about results of these activities should be submitted by 2 December.

Lyceum №100 can accommodate one thousand students; currently, 1600 people are studying there. A draft for construction of a new primary school building has been developed. This will create a comfortable learning environment.