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NPO Saturn and a number of companies from the Yaroslavl regions Gas turbine machinery and power engineering cluster, having won a competition administered by the ASI (Agency for strategic initiatives), will take part in the Dual training pilot project.

Site news 31.12.2013

December 31, 2013, Rybinsk. - NPO Saturn will take part in the implementation of a pilot project dubbed Preparation of the workforce meeting the requirements of high-tech industries based on dual training.
On December 30, 2013 the results of a competition between different regions dedicated to the preparation of the personnel based on dual training were summarized. The competition between the regions was one of the milestones in the implementation of the Dual training project roadmap approved in November 2013 by the Supervisory board of the Agency for strategic initiatives chaired by Russias President V.V. Putin. The competition between the regions was originally proposed by the Agency for strategic initiatives. 23 Russian regions had applied to participate in the contest. The competitions panel of judges included the delegates from the ASI, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Labor and the Russian-German chamber of commerce. Following the competition results, the Yaroslavl region came in first and was chosen as the venue for the pilot project implementation.
The pilot project will be carried out by NPO Saturn and some other companies from the Gas turbine machinery and power engineering innovative territorial cluster located in the Yaroslavl region. The main goal pursued by the project is to establish a system of preparing highly qualified personnel to staff the companies within the cluster based on dual training. Dual training is a type of professional training whereby the practical part occurs at the workplace on the company’s shop floor while the theoretical part is given on the premises of the organization providing the training.
Over the past 10 years NPO Saturn has been undergoing a major technological upgrade; due to close interaction with a large number of German and Japanese machine tool manufacturers the company has been able to acquire important machining processes applicable to various types of materials thus having rendered the requirements to high-tech work stations even more demanding.
Thanks to the dual training system, the trainees from the Rybinsk vocational-economic school will be able to master their métier directly at the company thus acquiring the exact skills they would need in their further day-by-day operations.
The implementation of the said project will allow to copy and paste the best competences of the employees working for the company, a technological leader, to other companies, including the small-to-medium-sized companies in the cluster enabling them to become eligible for the outsourcing program carried out by Saturn.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.

The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.

The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

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