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Narimanov will prepare specialists for the Special Economic Zone Lotus
On November 11, Narimanov branch of Astrakhan State College of Professional Technologies opened a Center for the Development of Professional Competence. It will prepare future specialists for the enterprises of the Special Economic Zone Lotus. The event was attended by the Chairman of the Government of the Astrakhan region Oleg Knyazev, Minister of Education and Science Egor Ugarov and Deputy Director General of SEZ Lotus JSC Andrey Nalimov.

The college became a participant of the national project "Education" - professional training platforms - workshops for the practice of specialists in secondary vocational education are now opened in the region. Now there are 33 such platforms and two more will open in November.

"It is very significant that the workshops have opened in Narimanov district: Special Economic Zone Lotus is based here and, of course, its enterprises are in great need of specialists in this field. The equipment here is professional and specific. This means that our students will be able to acquire the skills that will be useful for them at their workplaces already in the process of training," said Oleg Knyazev.

The workshop for sheet metal processing at Narimanov college will also train specialists for Lotus Shipyard: the site is equipped with working places for welder, boring and grinding machines, electric-mechanical guillotine.

Specialists will also be trained for Hexa-Lotus geosynthetics factory: students will have a vertically milling numerically controlled machining center, a pusher trimming machine and even a thermoplastic automatic machine.

"In the next 2 years the need for extrusion specialists will be about 20 people. We're going to expand our equipment fleet. And if the guys get basic skills, it will be easier for us to train them in their specifics," comments Alexander Kochetkov, Director General of Hexa-Lotus LLC.

In addition to training students, the new production sites will offer career guidance and advanced training courses.

"We have been cooperating with the Astrakhan State College of Professional Technologies since 2018. The emergence of new workshops will allow us to train specialists for the specific requirements of our residents directly in the area where the industrial special economic zone is located. As a management company we help residents to find qualified specialists, we closely cooperate with higher and secondary educational institutions for training and retraining of personnel for enterprises," summarized Andrey Nalimov, Deputy Director General of SEZ Lotus JSC.

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