In February, the Perm Fair Exhibition Center became the venue for the Kama River Regionĺs largest fair highlighting schools, jobs and education industry achievements ôEducation and Career 2011ö. Aviadvigatel was its general sponsor for the eighth time

The project involves over 100 educational institutions of different levels, staffing agencies, recruitment companies and corporate employers. Aviadvigatel has traditionally presented a single exhibition stand with Perm Motor Plant, aerospace department at Perm State Technical University, Shvetsov Perm Aviation Engineering College and Vocational Lyceum No. 1. Visitors and exhibitors will have a chance to get an overall idea about the Perm engine-building companies and about their educational options with an eye toward building engines for modern Russian long-distance aviation and fuel and energy complex.

According to the Perm Krai Minister of Education Ms. Karpushina, one of the main objectives pursued by the educational forum is to present innovative professions for the innovation-driven careers to college graduates and other job seekers. Aviadvigatel is among the science-intensive enterprises in the region. Extensive use of the state-of-the-art information technologies and design tools makes the design bureau an attractive employment option for college graduates, and helps retain creatively-minded professionals. The company's management believes that this is the key to success not only for the Perm design bureau, but for the entire engine-building industry in Russia. Aviadvigatel sees its goal in keeping pace with the technological advances and providing its employees with an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovations.

The final day of the educational forum will be marked by issuing scholarships to the best students at the aerospace department of the Perm State Technical University. Scholarships named after chief designers A.D. Shvetsov and P.A. Solovyov were established by the Perm Design Bureau. During the 2010-2011 academic year, the scholarships went to the fifth-year students Anna Sycheva and Danil Zubakov.