Implementation of the educational programme "Region-Student-University" continues in the Ulyanovsk region

High-level training of personnel for the industry has been carried out in the region since 2015 by the initiative of the Governor Sergey Morozov. The programme for "Management and Operation of Housing and Communal Services Systems" was developed by the Government of the region in collaboration with the Ulyanovsk State Technical University.

 According to the Deputy Minister of Industry, Construction, Housing and Transport Alexander Cherepan, this academic year 19 students were accepted to the first year of magistracy, and 30 will study to receive the bachelor's degree. The second year of this discipline includes 45 people, the third one – 41 students.

The law "About Some Measures for Attraction of Skilled Workers to the Organizations of Housing and Communal Services in the Territory of the Ulyanovsk Region", which was adopted in September 2015, ensures full compensation of training fees from the regional budget's funds. At the same time, school graduates entered the universities due to targeted selection, signed a contract with the relevant ministry and undertook the liability to find a job in the regional housing and utility organizations, as well as to work there for at least five years.

“This measure of social support has significantly increased the interest of high school graduates in the regional educational project. And it means that specialists qualified in housing sector will come to the labor market in the following years. Students will also receive some advantages as after the graduation they will find guaranteed employment”, - the Governor Sergey Morozov emphasized.

It order to ensure high-quality of housing and communal services, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation will create a separate sphere of work – development of professional standards in the industry. Professions in this sphere have already been included in the register by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. By the order of the Government of the Russian Federation a plan of training in the field of housing and public utilities has been approved.

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Currently housing and utility organizations of the Ulyanovsk region require are in need of 300 specialists. The average age of people with higher education working in the sphere makes 53-57 years.