Top marks: Volga-Dnepr in education alliance to boost Russian aviation

Volga-Dnepr has linked up with a Moscow university to improve quality of education and competitiveness of Russian aviation.
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), a part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group and a supplier of aircraft maintenance and repair services, has entered into a long-term cooperation agreement with Moscow State Civil Aviation Technical University (МGТU GА).
МGТU GА is a leading Russia-based educational institution for civil aviation maintenance personnel, in terms of preparation of maintenance personnel.
A joint statement said that the main goal of the agreement is "to improve quality of education and competitiveness of Russian aviation".
МGТU GА will be placing special emphasis on training students and highly qualified personnel in occupations with a demand at VDТМ.
For its part, VDТМ will be providing employment opportunities for students and graduates in its company divisions, and promoting hands-on training in the company for the University’s teaching personnel.
Pavel Tereschenkov, general director VDTM, said: “In response to the shortage of qualified personnel, notably in Russia, and generally in the global aviation industry, for our company a cooperation with a specialized technical university is a cornerstone for our future success from the point of adequate staffing level.
"Over 40%of maintenance personnel in our company have graduated from МGТU GА. Therefore, based on our own experience, we have managed to acknowledge its high level of personnel education, and will be glad to make mutual efforts to further effective cooperation."
Boris Yeliseyev, rector at the university, said: “МGТU GА cooperates with leading entities in aviation industry, including Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow, which allows us to provide high-quality training to personnel. Perfect theoretical and practical training of our graduates places them in high demand in the labour market.”
The two companies also plan to perform joint pilot development work, promote research and development activity, and organise cultural and sports events.
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