International educational program REGION-PROFI («Managing the changes in the VET system to strengthen regional economy») was implemented in Krasnoyarsk. Key goal of the program – to train VET management teams to design and implement new educational programs in line with regional economic development goals.
“The key task of management teams is to design new educational programs, relying on industry 4.0 technological challenges and trends. ....””Valeria Dovgalskaya, Head of the International Program Strengthen VET Systems and Labour Markets in the CIS, Asia, and the Middle East.
“We took part in the program in order to understand how the development strategy of our institution responds to the demand for professional personnel...””Artur Avetisyan, director of the Uyar Agricultural College.
Yury Lapshin, First Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsk region, Chairman of the Government of Krasnoyarsk region: “This project is an interesting attempt to look at what is happening in the rest of the world and not just look at it but try to build a meaningful communication with this world. It is very difficult; the world is changing rapidly. 20 years ago, education sector did not have to create the demand, but now it is one of the fundamental tasks in the higher education system, the VET system. We need to think what projects should be justified and implemented. Projects like this one should be made into a permanent platform.”
7 regional VET schools participated in the program from Krasnoyarsk, Zheleznogorsk, Lesosibirsk and Uyar.
"We took part in the program in order to understand how the development strategy of our institution responds to the demand for professional personnel. Thanks to the participation in the program, we realized that our institution can become the driving force behind the development of the agricultural sector in the region,” said Artur Avetisyan, director of the Uyar Agricultural College.
The program combines various formats of training and work with computer simulators such as «Managing VET Institution», and «Ecosystem Development». Deputy Chairman of the Government of Krasnoyarsk region Alexei Podkorovov, Minister of Economy and Development of Krasnoyarsk region Yegor Vasilyev, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Trade of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander Pokhodin participated in the program implementation together with leading experts in the field of digitalization, industry 4.0, economic development, management of innovative educational programs, etc. In addition, the program was attended by international guest speakers from SENAI (Brazil), Cinterfor (Latin America), LuxDev (Luxembourg) and the Netherlands.
Yury Lapshin, First Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsk region, Chairman of the Government of Krasnoyarsk region and branch ministers of Krasnoyarsk region participated in the final review of developed innovative educational programs.
“The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation within the framework of the Federal project “Young Professionals” actively updates the list of professions. Within the framework of the project, expert groups have been created for designing new professions and specialties. It seems to me that the educational programs that were presented today are worthy of us taking them for expert discussion already at the federal level. We saw new competencies that are not found in the WorldSkills lineup. It is important that our expert colleges be included in this work with other federal flagship sites for the dissemination of new technologies in the Russian Federation,” commented Inna Chernoskutova, Director of the Department of State Policy in the Field of Vocational Education and Advanced Training of Personnel of the Russian Federation.
Key partner organization in program implementation is Ministry of Education of Krasnoyarsk region. The launch of the program took place in April in the Siberian Federal University.
“The key task of management teams is to design new educational programs, relying on industry 4.0 technological challenges and trends. Which in turn requires an educational institution to build different types of partnerships and integrate into regional and national economic markets. As a result, all organizational, managerial and technological processes in a VET school should be restructured,” explained Valeria Dovgalskaya, Head of the International Program Strengthen VET Systems and Labour Markets in the CIS, Asia, and the Middle East.
A similar educational program was conducted in Khabarovsk region and the Republic of Sakha Yakutia, which resulted in the development and implementation of thirteen flagship educational programs, therefore providing regional economy with relevant skilled workforce. Until the end of 2020, the program will be implemented in the Arkhangelsk and Primorskiy regions.