Since this year, Yakutia is participating in the implementation of the megaproject, Workers for Advanced Technologies.
The goal of the project is to create a competitive system of secondary vocational education in the republic that provides training of specialists and workers in accordance with modern standards and advanced technologies, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Andrei Popov said at the Interregional Forum, Gold of Yakutia:Modernity and Ways of Development, held on April 11 in Aldan. "Efficiency of activity and labor productivity are directly related to the qualifications of employees, - Andrei Popov noted. - Qualification of graduates of our vocational educational institutions should comply with the requirements of the regional labor market and best international standards."
Prospective viability of the gold-mining cluster was noted in the introductory speech by Vladimir Chlenov: "Two years ago, the Aldan Polytechnic College, Aldanzoloto Mining Company and PJSC Seligdar, as well as the Neryungri Polytechnic College united and formed a cluster. Today, cluster development is recognized as monolithic. Both employers and specialists who prepare a working shift for them are interested in it. The gold mining cluster works well; it has already been noticed in Russia. Moreover, the benefit of the association was understood by other industries: coal miners, builders, food industry, jewelers and cutters. Such development will give an opportunity to answer the question whether we can be competitive in the world economy."
The Forum was held on the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Yakutia. Members of the government of the republic, scientists, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RS (Y) and gold mining enterprises of Russia took part in it. The Forum discussed issues of staffing, upgrading the material and technical base, legislative support for the gold mining industry.
At the end of the event, it was decided to address the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and IL Tumen Parliament with a proposal to consider the problems hindering the development of gold mining enterprises and develop a set of measures to solve them. Participants of the Forum agreed on the need to establish "Union of Gold Miners of Yakutia" NGO on a voluntary basis.
It will be recalled that Yakutia is one of the five leading regions of Russia for gold mining.