Far East and Arctic Human Capital Development Agency and Northern (Arctic) Federal University to evaluate Arctic personnel demand
Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev has given instructions to prepare a long-term forecast of the Arctic demand for personnel by November. The assignment will be performed by the Far East and Arctic Human Capital Development Agency jointly with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University.
"We need a new generation of managers. We need to see people with a mission to help, be it assisting economic development, businesses or people, entering government service," said Yury Trutnev at a meeting on the draft development program of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University.
The deputy prime minister also noted that the university's involvement in producing the forecast is of decisive importance, because it is where personnel is trained for the Arctic projects, which will soon need "tens of thousands of workers from diverse professions."
According to Trutnev, another one of the university's tasks is the development of technologies. He said extreme weather, climate change, the lack of infrastructure and difficult geological conditions require constant development and improvement of technologies for operation in the Arctic.
"Everything that is happening in the Arctic, including with the permafrost, should be thoroughly analyzed. This also refers to buildings, heating and gas pipelines. A lot of them rest on piles. If changes are coming, we should understand when, what kind of changes and how to prepare for them," believes the deputy prime minster.
Trutnev said that the university's third task was assistance in fighting the population outflow from the Arctic. He believes that a university is a magnet for gifted young people in any region.
"Schools and colleges are within your reach. No one will be able to arrange career guidance and patriotic education better than you," said the deputy prime minister.