The mechanisms of increasing the attractiveness of the Arctic for qualified specialists
The IX International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future” takes place in St. Petersburg, on December 5–7. The Forum was attended by politicians, economists, scientists and representatives of business communities.
On the first day of the Forum, more than 15 plenary sessions were held: “Preservation of Arctic biodiversity”, “Women in the Arctic”, “Development of a communication system in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation”, “Improving legislation and technology for construction in the Arctic conditions” and others.
A working session "Ways to attract and retain qualified personnel in the Arctic", in which the Assistant Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Alexander Ilchenko took part, also was held within the framework of the Forum. During the discussion, the participants discussed key areas and needs in creating a state training program for the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and mechanisms for increasing the attractiveness of the Arctic for highly qualified specialists.
The participants in the working session did not ignore the issues of the personnel program of key enterprises in the Arctic zone: enterprises, universities and authorities, as well as the establishment of targeted training for the effective distribution of graduates in priority areas of work in the Arctic.
Alexander Ilchenko noted the positive experience in the direction of involving young professionals in the development of the Arctic: “In particular, highly qualified training projects are being developed intensively on the principles of public-private partnership. As a result, agreements on the preparation and organization of practical training and the subsequent employment of specialists are concluded with key employers of the region”.
The speaker also emphasized that Rosmolodezh sees the solving to such a challenging task as attracting young personnel to the development of the Arctic zone in the close interaction of all government departments related to this industry and public institutions. “The platform for such interaction could be the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, which organizes the educational forum “Arctic. Made in Russia” in conjunction with the Federal State Budget Institution “Rospredprinimatel”, - added Alexander Ilchenko.
Over the years, the event has shown itself as an authoritative discussion platform that contributes to solving pressing issues of the development of the Arctic at different levels through dialogue with civil society.
The Forum received support from the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic, the Federation Council, the State Duma, the Public Chamber of Russia, various federal ministries and departments, and government bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The forum is organized by the Association of Polar Explorers.