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Decree of January 14, 2022 No. 4


Decree of January 14, 2022 No. 4

Starting this year, Russia will begin to create educational and industrial clusters based on the partnership of colleges and technical schools with specialized enterprises in the real sector of the economy. The rules for providing grants for the development of such centers were approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

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From Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks at an operational meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers, January 24, 2022

“Creation of educational and industrial clusters is envisaged as part of new socio-economic initiatives that have been developed to achieve national development goals approved by the President,” Mikhail Mishustin noted at a meeting with vice-premiers on January 24.

The clusters will be created as part of the new federal project “Professionality”. The main goals of this work are the training of future specialists for the target order of enterprises, the updating of educational programs and curricula, and the improvement of the qualifications of teachers. All this will help to bring the system of secondary vocational education as close as possible to the needs and demands of employers, will allow to form a flow of specialists in areas that are in demand by business, and for graduates to find a job faster.

In total, over the next three years, it is planned to create 210 such clusters in the country – 70 clusters annually. 100 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for each of them. This money will help colleges purchase special educational equipment and develop new educational programs together with enterprises. Part of the funding for the development of clusters will be invested by the enterprises themselves.

Applications for state support will be sent by the regions, as well as federal executive bodies in charge of institutions of secondary vocational education. The recipients of subsidies will be determined by the Ministry of Education based on the results of a competitive selection.

The federal budget for the next three years provides for 21 billion rubles to support educational and industrial clusters – 7 billion rubles annually.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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