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ROSCOSMOS. Personnel pool training programApril 17, 2017
Launched on April 17, 2017 on the basis of Roscosmos Corporate Academy is the training program for the personnel pool of Russia’s rocket and space industry – broadening their skills will be 189 reservists from 36 companies in the industry.
Opening the program, the first deputy general director of the State Corporation Roscosmos Alexander Ivanov noted that there is a dearth of personnel – projects are hindered by the lack of efficient mangers at the companies: “We need new technologies, technologies of the future. To develop them is your task”, - said he. The deputy general director of State Corporation Roscosmos for rocket and space industry Yuri Vlasov, in his turn, pointed out that in order to carry out high-priority tasks that companies face today, it is imperative, in as short a time as possible, to train a new generation of managerial personnel, and, on the whole, to develop a new managerial culture.
To get enrolled in the personnel pool of the industry the candidates had to pass through a rigorous selection process: altogether, 1085 applications have been submitted, out of which, based on the results of both remote and face-to-face evaluations, the best of the best were selected.
The training program is 2 years long, consists of 6 classroom instruction modules, and includes many disciplines to develop managerial, professional engineering, and business skills. The program includes lectures by leading professors from Russian and foreign business schools, speeches by company executives and leading experts in various fields. In the course of the training the participants are going to expand their knowledge of strategic management, systems engineering, business administration, quality management, change management, strategic marketing, etc., as well as to develop their skills in teamworking, project management, communication, team leadership. All the courses are based on actual managerial practices. The program envisages internships at leading companies in Russia and abroad.
Executive director of State Corporation ROSCOSMOS for personnel and social policy Alla VUCHKOVICH: “We need not just enthusiasts, but rather specialists with the maximum open-mindedness, understanding of the specific nature of the industry, and the necessary managerial skills. This training program offers to the participants a unique opportunity for studying best practices, sharing their experiences, communicating with the leading experts”.
The head of Roscosmos Corporate Academy Andrei Afonin: “In the course of the training the participants in the program will not only learn theory, but will also be involved in development and implementation of strategic projects aimed at advancing the rocket and space industry, thus allowing them to immediately put the things that they learn into practice. We are certain that participants in the program will gain precious experience allowing them to become the true leaders of change”.
At the end of the training the participants will get a diploma of advanced professional training.
ROSCOSMOS press service