Irkutsk State University and En+ Group have signed a new cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Professor Alexander Schmidt, rector of Irkutsk State University, and Mikhail Khardikov, head of En+ Group's energy business.
The agreement is suggested to strengthen the interaction in training students for work at the energy companies, introducing programs to reveal the creative talents of young people, assisting young specialists in their professional development and developing high-tech technologies.
Professor Alexander Schmidt, Rector of the Irkutsk State University:
The main goal of the agreement is to train highly qualified specialists for En+ Group. The graduates will be able to meet the current demands of the industry and quickly adapt to them after their graduation. I would like to point out that we have agreed that our cooperation will not be limited to training IT specialists. One of the areas of cooperation, perhaps, will be associated with the training and retraining of specialists in the field of ecology as well.
Mikhail Khardikov, Head of Energy Business of En+ Group:
Having more than a century of experience, ISU has become the foundation for fundamental higher education and the development of science in the region. Nowadays, research potential and professional staff of the university provide us with opportunities to develop different directions in power engineering, including its digital transformation. For this purpose, we will integrate “IT Academy” educational project, work on annual acceleration program “Power Engineering Lab”, help the graduates to find a position at En+ Group enterprises, taking into account the individual qualities and wishes of each graduated specialist.
The cooperation will help to launch new projects for future specialists of En+ Group, retrain and improve qualifications of the company's staff, provide career guidance to students and help graduates find a job. Among the priority areas of cooperation are information technologies, “green” energy, research and development activities, related to the production tasks.