St. Petersburg to Host Discussion on Prospects for Employing Graduates at Infrastructure Facilities of the Northern Sea Route
St. Petersburg will host the conference ‘Employment Prospects for Graduates of Educational Institutions to Support the Infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route’ on 7 April.
The main breakout sessions will address training for specialists who are hired to work in Russia’s Arctic zone, including in accordance with WorldSkills standards. Discussions will also be held on general issues concerning special aspects of the labour market in the Arctic, young people’s readiness for professional mobility, and the motivation of young professionals to build a career, including the feasibility of organizing on-the-job training and internships for students in the regions of the Russian Arctic.
Yuri Kravtsov, the Russian President’s Deputy Permanent Representative in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and Natalya Kadashova, Head of the Representative Office of the Arkhangelsk Region in St. Petersburg, will inform the participants about the need to ensure there are specialists in the Arctic regions.
Representatives of Admiral Senyavin Marine Technical College of St. Petersburg, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, the Youth Maritime Council of St. Petersburg, the Project Office for Arctic Development, Atomflot, Gazprom Neft, and others will share their vision of how to develop an Arctic talent pool.
The conference was organized as part of an interagency project of the St. Petersburg Committee for Arctic Affairs ‘Intensifying St. Petersburg’s Involvement in Developing Navigation along the Northern Sea Route’ in accordance with the 2022 work plan of the working group ‘Training Personnel in St. Petersburg to Ensure the Development of the NSR Infrastructure’.
Russia is chairing the Arctic Council in 2021–2023. One of the priorities of Russia’s chairmanship is to develop safe navigation in the Arctic, including the Northern Sea Route. Russia supports cooperation to train highly skilled maritime professionals for work in the Arctic and to develop unified educational standards in this regard. The Roscongress Foundation is organizing the events of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
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