The pilot project for teaching students directly at the factory was jointly launched by the N. M. Fedorovsky Polar State University (ZSU) and the Polar Branch of Norilsk Nickel within the framework of the program of the Yenisey Siberia Scientific and Educational Center. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to train specialists for metallurgical production, including for the “Sulfur Program” launched at the Nadezhdinsky Metallurgical Plant (NMZ) of Norilsk Nickel.
The “Sulfur Program” is the largest environmental event of Norilsk Nickel, which has no analogues in the world, aimed at achieving sulfur dioxide utilization rates at the level of the best world practices and radically reducing sulfur dioxide emissions with improving the environmental situation.
“Highly qualified personnel are required to maintain the new production shop and neutralize sulfuric acid. This year we have upgraded the metallurgy program “Advanced Technologies of non–ferrous Metals Metallurgy”: we adopt all the newest technologies that exist in the world, we are going deeper into production,” said Arkady Tarasevich, Vice-Rector for Research and International Activities of the N. M. Fedorovsky State University.
The training of students will be as close as possible to the conditions in which they will have to work in the future. Together with the specialists of the Polar Branch of Norilsk Nickel, they will take part in the implementation of real projects. The first pilot lesson has already taken place at the Nadezhdinsky Metallurgical Plant.
“We expect a lot from this training. For the first time, students are brought directly to production, – said Ninel Eroshevich, head of the personnel department of the processing and metallurgical production units of the Polar Branch of Norilsk Nickel. – The Nadezhdinsky plant is the flagship of non–ferrous metallurgy, and we are ready to introduce students to it. So that they know in practice how our main equipment works, they can better understand the training material. Also in the theoretical classes, we tell you what competencies are needed to master the work of a master, and then move up the career ladder.”
It is expected that the new form of training in the future will help attract more applicants to the metallurgical direction of the Polar State University and will enable new personnel to work at the unique enterprises of Norilsk Nickel, including within the framework of the Sulfur Program implemented at NMZ.
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