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Rector of TUSUR: we should train specialists using international professional standards

December 21, 2015, 13:51 UTC+3
Aleksandr Shelupanov is ready to create and develop on the basis of university the center for preparing participants from other educational institutions for competitions in WorldSkills standards
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TOMSK, December 21. "It is important to train modern specialists with consideration of international occupational standards", the rector of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) is convinced.

The winners of the first Regional Championship on Professional Skills according to WorldSkills standards within the competences of "Prototyping” and "Laser Technologies" were selected in TUSUR. Students of TUSUR became the best in both categories.

Being the co-organizer of the WorldSkills Regional Championship, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) held the students championships in high-tech competences of "Prototyping” and “Laser Technologies" at its venue – the Center of Youth Innovative Creativity (CYCIC). The TUSUR specialists also carried out a number of actions for schoolchildren, such as workshops in prototyping, seminar on 3D printing and competitions for schoolchildren from 14 to 17 years old in the Laser Technologies competence in the Junior Skills format.

The head of the TUSUR CYCIC, WorldSkills regional expert Yuriy Vasilyev said that the teams for these competitions were formed from students of TUSUR. 5 contestants were competing in the competence of “Prototyping” and 10 contestants in the competence of “Laser Technologies”. According to the results of the competitions, the RUSUR representatives became the winners. Now the natives of Tomsk are to compete with the best participants from other cities of Russia during the National Championships on WorldSkills Professional Skills Russia, which is to take place in May 2016 in Reutov, Moscow Region.

The tasks that were offered to students consisted of several modules: the contestants were to make a functional prototype of a turbine on the basis of drawings. As explained by Yuriy Vasilyev the assessment was made according to a number of objective criteria after the standards of the competence. It allows to detect the level of professional competences, corresponding to the WorldSkills standards that are accepted by employers all over the world.

The rector of TUSUR Aleksandr Shelupanov is convinced of the need to develop a practice-oriented training of professionals in Russian educational institutions. Moreover, it is necessary to focus on international professional standards, especially in high-tech production, which include competences of "prototyping" and "laser technologies".

- TUSUR closely cooperates with enterprises of such high-tech industries as aerospace, electronics, radioelectronics, nano-industry. "And we know for sure which professionals and competences are in demand of employers today", explains Aleksandr Shelupanov. "In cooperation with the interested employer we do not only create the technologies of immediate interest, but also work through professional standards in advanced industries together with the enterprise".

The rector emphasized that the university is ready to create and develop on the basis of university the center for preparing participants from other educational institutions for competitions in WorldSkills standards in such competences as "Prototyping", "Laser Technologies", "CAD Engineering Design", "Software Solutions for Business", "Network and System Administration", "Mobile Robotics", "Electronics", "Mechatronics".

Aleksandr Shelupanov is sure that such preparation will not only allow the participants from Tomsk to be successful in Championships on Professional Skills according to WorldSkills, but also it will help prepare professionals in the sphere of higher and secondary vocational education for perspective professions in demand in the labor market.

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