Chilingarov insists on targeted distribution of specialists in Arctic

Russian Geographical Society First Vice President and the country’s most prominent polar explorer Artur Chilingarov says the Arctic not only needs oil and gas workers, but doctors, teachers, and other specialists, and for this reason he believes that the government should regulate issues involving the employment of young specialists in Arctic territories, Regnum reports.

“The higher educational institutions that are currently being merged should not lose sight of the Arctic focus in training specialists. Above all, the government should regulate the training of personnel for work in the Arctic”, Chilingarov said.

Chilingarov said that the practice of targeted work involving the distribution of specialists needs to be resumed.

“Many oil companies adhere to this practice today. When committing to education and training, young specialists should work in the North for a certain amount of time”, Chilingarov said.