Ulyanovsk region and RANEPA have developed a training system of engineering and managerial personnel for the aviation industry

Sergei Morozov, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region, and Vladimir Mau, the Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), signed a protocol of intent to establish a center for the training of engineering and managerial personnel for the aviation industry in Ulyanovsk. The agreement was signed as part of the Gaidar Forum on 17 January.


The parties agreed to establish a Qualification Assessment Center for aircraft industry in Ulyanovsk, to develop a network of educational programmes and to carry out professional skill competitions for high-end specialties. Currently, advanced technical universities are operating in the Ulyanovsk region and implementation of national aviation projects is under way. Enterprises that are coming to the region introduce new technologies. These include composite productions, manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems, digital solutions for design of airplanes and product lifecycle management.

“We want to make continuous education and constant training of specialists the key aspect for all employers working in the region. We will first test it in the aviation industry. I am glad that we are supported by RANEPA, which has been teaching management skills to engineers for a long time and is now implementing similar programmes at the Department of Engineering Management. Our engineering universities, corporate Academies of partners and other organizations that can provide us with necessary knowledge must certainly take part in this educational project”, - the Governor Sergey Morozov emphasized.

This year it is planned to launch a pilot project on implementation of a system of competences management at the aviation cluster "Ulyanovsk Avia". For this purpose, audit of knowledge and analysis of promising trends for development of aviation enterprises of the region will be carried out with the assistance of RANEPA specialists. Then experts will make a list of necessary competences, which will include new types of management, new technologies for industrial productions, psychology and culture of modern international companies, as well as other necessary competences. A networking educational programme will be developed with participation of Ulyanovsk technical universities.

It is planned that the programme will be discussed at the International Air Transport Forum (IATF-2018), which will take place in Ulyanovsk in August.