Senator Shumilova: Arctic development prioritizes personnel training

Senator Shumilova: Arctic development prioritizes personnel training

Yelena Shumilova, member of the Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs, discussed draft executive orders and methods for supporting young specialists at the International Arctic Summit, The Arctic and Shelf Projects: Prospects, Innovations and Regional Development.

“It is highly important to train personnel for the Arctic. We are currently considering an executive order on reinstating an old Soviet-era initiative to incentivize those leaving to work in Arctic zones. We are doing this to attract young people,” the senator noted.

Shumilova said targeted training programs that would encourage young university graduates to work in the Arctic for the first three to five years of their career are under discussion.

She also added that the authorities would prioritize Arctic residents.

“After coming back, they will find it easier to work in their home regions because they know the local lifestyle, weather conditions and nature,” she explained.