ChTPZ Group, UFUF to set up university chair at PNTZ

19 September 2014 (17:09)

September 19, 2014. An agreement on the creation of the Chair for Pipe-Manufacturing Industry Technologies & Equipment on the premises of Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (PNTZ, a member enterprise of ChTPZ Group) was signed at B.N. Yeltsin Ural Federal University today. The chair will educate the students of PNTZ corporate training program known as The Future of White Metallurgy, PNTZ press service reports.

The agreement was signed by Rector of UFU Viktor Koksharov and Head of ChTPZ Group Personnel Department Svetlana Kuzminykh. The agreement provides for the two parties’ cooperation in the field of education, science, and production as well as implementation of joint projects aimed at improving the pipe manufacturers’ professional skills and at introduction of new technologies and scientific developments at the enterprise. UFU’s best faculty members will contribute to educating students on PNTZ premises.

‘An agreement with the university is another important stage in training highly skilled workers for ChTPZ Group’s innovative departments. The agreement will allow us to launch the continuous professional development program from a vocational school to a college using unified integrated syllabi, and to hire the college graduates as the company’s leading engineers in a few years’ time,’ Kuzminykh says.

As for UFU Rector Viktor Koksharov, he, in his turn, believes the setting up this basic chair is a very important and promising way for the development of higher vocational education in Russia.

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