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Shchekinoazot has helped organise Maslenitsa at the Novomoskovsk Institute of the Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology.
Students of the Shchekinsky Polytechnic College have taken part in under the vocational guidance programme School-College-University-Enterprise.
Amid the echoes of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Maslenitsa can't boast the bustling and buzzing city and village squares and streets. But the residents the Tula region still managed to have fun and celebrate the traditional holiday with folk amusements, pancakes, fairs and, of course, the crowd's favourite burning of the effigy of Winter.
The Novomoskovsk Institute of the Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology also bid farewell to winter with fun Maslenitsa festivities on 12th of March.
The celebration was arranged by the university and its sponsors. Shchekinoazot, the university's social partner, also acted as one of the sponsors this year.
The chemists are helping strengthen relations between the university and the plant and ensure mutually beneficial development. The university works with Shchekinoazot to prepare specialists for the required jobs and provides the knowledge necessary for working at that particular chemical enterprise. The company sends contract students to the university, gives students the opportunity to visit a giant, growing modern plant and learn about its history, provides industrial placement spots for the university's students and graduates and hires them. It conducts career guidance events for university and school students and offers targeted training for young people who want to work in the company.
These activities are part of Shchekinoazot's large-scale programme School — College — University — Enterprise. It helps students gradually achieve their career goals, with college being the first step of professional training. After all, today, Shchekinoazot's new, ultra-modern and high-tech production facilities call for next-level specialists with higher education. This is achieved in tandem with educational institutions, universities and colleges.
Talented young people of the Shchekinsky District, students of the Shchekinsky Polytechnic College, athletes, creative teams from the community centre and young workers of the enterprise took part. Several colleges took part in the Maslenitsa competitions in Novomoskovsk, including the specially invited guest team from the Shchekinsky Polytechnic College.
The students came to take part in the festivities and, mixing pleasure with business, pay a visit to the Novomoskovsk Institute of the Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology to consider continuing their professional education there.
Their visit began with a tour of the main institute building. It was conducted by Natalya Arkhipova, head of the Institute's selection board.
She told the students about the admission terms for 2021. Good news! Now it is possible to apply for as many as five specialities at once in a single institution! And in total, it will be possible to submit documents to five different universities at once.
The college students were pleased to know that, in case they are accepted into the institution's correspondence department before receiving a draft card (during the autumn draft), they will immediately get an academic leave. Thus, after serving their time in the army, the young men can return to the institution, as they retain their spots for the duration of their service.
There is also a special provision for college graduates, according to which they are enrolled in the institute based on the results of their internal college exam. Once enrolled, they can get an advanced standing for the courses they took in the college.
The college students received booklets with information about the available majors, training profiles, the number of points required for admission, the number of state-funded full-time and part-time spots and all the contacts and addresses they could use to contact the Novomoskovsk Institute.
They also visited the institution's labs. The visited the dormitory where contract, full-time and part-time students from Shchekino live. That part of the dormitory, including the roof and communications, has been renovated by Shchekinoazot and offers wonderful living conditions. Equipped kitchens and showers, toilets, bright rooms and corridors in rich, warm colours... The guests from Shchekino also got to use the sofas in the common room. The room features a large plasma TV and offers enough space to relax after a day of studies...
By the time the visit had ended, everything on the square in front of the institute was ready for the celebration, competitions and food.
The participants were greeted by Natalya Bostenkova, Chairman for Sports and Youth Policy of Novomoskovsk, and Aleksandr Lobanov, Deputy Director for Educational Work and Youth Policy of the Novomoskovsk Institute of the Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology. Shchekinoazot was represented by Marina Merkulova, Deputy Director for HR Management and Social Policy, who congratulated the participants.
"Shchekinoazot's technological development, the construction of new production facilities and the introduction of cutting-edge digital technologies leads to the expansion of social development opportunities. New production facilities mean new jobs, and we are looking for competent, highly professional technologists, power engineers, instrumentation and automation specialists, mechanics... One of our programmes is called School-College-University-Enterprise. Students of the Shchekinsky Polytechnic College have come to the Novomoskovsk Institute as part of this programme today. They will be able to choose their future universities to rise to the next level of education, and we will help them build the most ambitious careers!