February 13, 2012, Rybinsk — The Yaroslavl regional department of the Russian Engineering Union has put together a package of proposals and sent it to the regional and federal authorities. It includes a list of measures necessary to ensure a stable supply of qualified engineers and workers for Russian industry.
These proposals were developed and put together based on the results of a round table discussion held by the Yaroslavl department of the Russian Engineering Union on February 7, 2012, at the Saturn Training Center, on the subject of Preparing professional staff for the Yaroslavl regional economy.
Representatives from various companies, members of the Yaroslavl department of the Russian Engineering Union, the Economics Committee, the Department of Industrial Policy and Support, the Department of Education, employment centers, and professional education institutions of all levels took part in the discussion of the problem of preparing staff and attracting them to machine-building companies in the Yaroslavl Oblast.
Commenting on the topicality of the subjects raised by the Russian Engineering Union, Yury Pautov — Deputy Chairman of the Yaroslavl department of the Russian Engineering Union and head of HR development at Saturn — noted: “Today many people are talking about the role of professional associations and public groups in generating feedback with the authorities. The human resources problem deserves attention not just from bureaucrats but also most of all from the companies and professional organizations themselves. This is why the Yaroslavl department of the Russian Engineering Union initiated this round table as a part of preparations for a similar event at the federal level. The problem is clear: economic growth of industry is not possible without sufficient numbers of engineers and workers being attracted to and adequately prepared for this line of work, without a change in attitude towards the usefulness of industry.”
Saturn was not chosen as the meeting place for this gathering of industrialists, representatives from the authorities, and educational institutions by accident. For Saturn today is a dynamically-growing company which, due to expanding orders, is experiencing an increased need for qualified workers, technical specialists, and designers. Saturn has a great deal of experience in cooperating with high-ranking educational establishments and has a multi-level system of career guidance. Saturn’s corporate training center prepares and provides further qualifications in 34 specialities, aimed not only at meeting the company’s own needs, but also at those of other high-tech companies in the Yaroslavl Oblast and in the United Engine Corporation. The company operates a targeted policy of adapting and strengthening young specialists and is expanding its social programs. Saturn’s director of HR: “We have put our own experience, our own problems forward to our colleagues, partners, the authorities, the Russian Engineering Union’s central management, as the basis on which to form ideas and prepare solutions, recommendations, and proposals.”
Let us recall that since March 2011, the Yaroslavl regional department of the Russian Engineering Union has been run by Saturn managing director Ilya Fedorov. The Union’s work encompasses all aspects of machine-building, and it represents the interests of individual companies as well as those of the industry as a whole, at the federal level. The Union supports the cooperation between committees of federal authorities, ministers and other authorities, government functionaries and the presidential administration, heads of federal subjects, and professional unions in the industry. The organization also maintains close working contacts with the Russian Chamber of Commerce, the Russian Rectors’ Union, the Russian Association of Technical Institutions, and other associations and organizations. Union representatives take part in all important state and civil events related to issues in the machine-building sector, and are constantly expanding their presence.
NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation, itself a subsidiary of OBORONPROM, specializing in managing engine-building assets.
United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is a part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets. The corporation’s turnover in 2010 exceeded 170 billion rubles.
Saturn Press Service