Development of textile industry personnel training centre
An advanced professional training centre will open in St. Petersburg in 2020. There are already 40 workshops and two new facilities training specialists and students, Education Committee section head Vladislav Frolov said in his comments on the progress of the Education national project. “The Education Committee has been chosen this year to implement a federal project of advanced professional training centre in 2020. A training centre to interact with all vocational schools will emerge in St. Petersburg,” he said.
Advance professional training centres are opening on the basis of existent vocational schools to train personnel for key economic sectors on the WorldSkills level. The centres are expected to offer short-term professional training courses to students and working specialists, including on the orders from employers. “The centre will be tasked with studying workforce needs of employers providing professional guidance, and creating a database of workforce and educational institutions,” Tass quoted Frolov as saying. In his words, the national project has resulted in the opening of 40 advanced training workshops in the city, which are equipped to develop competences prioritised by the region. Two new facilities have opened at technical schools with the focus on the textile industry, metalworking, robotics, and mechatronics.
The specialised centre of competencies, which is training personnel for such promising sectors as mechatronics, additive technologies, maintenance and operation of robotised manufacturing facilities, has opened on the premises of the Malaya Okhta college. Meanwhile, the St. Petersburg Fashion College is hosting the Fashion and Design Academy with three automated production lines controlled from the joint operation centre. Besides the modern conveyer line, the workshops have digital fabric printing equipment.
The facility will be training seamstresses and cutters, sewing technologists, specialists in digital design and digital printing. The workshops will also train schoolchildren and students for regional and national WorldSkills championships.
The Education national project with a total budget nearing 784.5 billion rubles will be implemented from 2019 till 2024 to ensure global competitiveness of Russian education and to put Russia amongst the world’s top ten countries in terms of general education.