Expanded Meeting of the Consortium for the Development of School Engineering and Technology Education in Russia was Held
29 March 2022An expanded meeting of the Consortium for the Development of School Engineering and Technology Education in Russia took place at Engineering and Technology School No. 777. The topic of the meeting: "Engineering and technology education. From school to production".
The Consortium is formed by 40 educational institutions from 15 regions of the Russian Federation. Due to the online format of the extended meeting of the Consortium, 127 representatives and heads of educational institutions from different parts of the country were able to participate in the event: St. Petersburg, Leningradskaya Oblast, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Kazan, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk, Kemerovo, Kemerovo Oblast, Kudrovo, Lipetsk, Troitsk, Tomsk, Noyabrsk, Yekaterinburg and Petrozavodsk.
Engineering and Technology School No. 777 is a modern educational and methodological centre that develops the best ideas and practices of school engineering education. The annual work plan of the Consortium comprises dozens of valuable methodological webinars, events, meetings and conferences for everyone involved in education.
At the beginning of the meeting, Vera Knyazeva, President of the Consortium for the Development of School Engineering and Technology Education in the Russian Federation, Principal of the Engineering and Technology School No. 777 of St. Petersburg, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. She moderated the meeting.
The participants were greeted by Natalya Kravchenko, Chair of the Commission for the Development of Preschool, General and Vocational Education and Educational Activities (Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation). She addressed the importance of the discussed topic and proposed to hold a summit in Moscow, at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation at the end of April, in order to summarise the necessary practices on the government level, decide how to implement them and share experience.
The following participants made presentations at the meeting:
Principal, School No. 105 named after N.I. Kuznetsov, Ufa,
"Early Career Guidance for Students through the 'School – Vocational Education – Enterprise' System";
Deputy CEO for Personnel Management, "Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk" LLC,
"On Career Guidance Starting from Preschool Education";
Executive Director, Scientific and Production Enterprise "Radar MMS", St. Petersburg,
"Modern School: Where High Technology in Russia Begins";
Principal, Lyceum No. 35, Educational Centre "Galaxy", Privolszhsky District, Kazan,
"Engineers of the Future. From a Dream to Acquiring the Profession".
School principals (Consortium members) showed interest in the presentations and proposed ways of improving the interaction between schools and companies.
After the presentations, the meeting continued. During its second part, school principals presented mid-term results of the Consortium work in the 2021-2022 academic year and a work plan for the April-May period of 2022.
Cooperation and partnership agreements with educational institutions on developing engineering and technology education in Russia were signed during the meeting:
- Engineering Lyceum - Boarding School, KNRTU-KAI, Kazan;
- Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev, Kazan;
- School No. 51, Minsk.
At the end of the meeting, the participants emphasised that joining the Consortium for the Development of School Engineering and Technology Education in the Russian Federation provided great prospects: gave the opportunity to cooperate with like-minded people and share experience in the implementation of certain educational methods in engineering and technology.