Irkutsk Technical University became one of the 12 supporting universities of the lagest Russian aircraft company – Ltd. "United Aircraft Corporation" (UAC). The director of the department for training of the staff of UAC, Nikoly Abrukov, reported to the press service of the University during his visit to ISTU.
It is necessary to build effective cooperation with universities to implement the project "Education Cluster", which will be launched by the Corporation in 2020-2025.
According to N. Abrukova, UAC identified 12 supporting universities in the areas of concentration of industries. Besides ISTU, the list includes Moscow Aviation Institute, Novosibirsk Technical University, Kazan Aviation Institute and other leading Russian universities, which graduate professionals with the competencies needed by the corporation. "We want to present our projects at the International Aerospace Show (MAKS), which will be held in late August at Zhukovsky. We will invite the administratif personal of ISTU to this world's largest airline forum to officially designate the status of the university as a supporting one for UAC. We are interested in cooperation with Irkutsk State Technical University ", said N. Abrukov.
He stressed that the Department of Personnel Training of UAC monitors universities and secondary educational institutions, organizes activities related to training of the personal for the Russian aircraft companies. Each year, more than a thousand young professionals with higher education come to work on the aircraft industry enterprises. According to forecasts, it plans to employ about 50 thousand employees of different levels - workers and professionals by 2025.
"The situation with the personnel in the aviation industry is complex: there is a lack of highly qualified specialists that are needed. In addition, not all graduates are employed in the production, because it is unfashionable today to stand at the machine. Currently, UAC, being N 1 in the aircraft industry in Russia, compete with international brands, and there is competence in this connection, for which we would like to improve the quality of education. It is necessary to develop new curricula, because our institutions do not train specialists in a number of areas.
UAC relies on effective work with its partners-universities in the field of implementation of joint educational programs. We will offer to universities to participate in the development of federal state educational standards of relevant disciplines including competencies of the industry.
As for the level of training of graduates of ISTU for the aviation industry, it is estimated to be very high. It's great. Having visited the Irkutsk aircraft plant, we saw that the young professionals get a decent wage. The co-operation between ISTU and the aircraft plant in Irkutsk is well-organized. Here education and industry are in the same direction. We will broadcast this positive example of cooperation ", said N. Abrukov.
ISTU has being trained aeronautical engineers for more than 30 years for the Irkutsk aircraft plant in 10 specialties. Currently, 2.5 thousand graduates of ISTU work at Irkutsk aircraft plant, including key positions. It is planned that the university will train 720 professionals for IAZ in the next five years.