Reindeer herders — mechanizers will be educated in Yamal
16:37 16 мая 2019
Категории: News in English
Yamal Polar Agro-economic Technical School is enrolling students for the profession “reindeer herder – mechanizer” for the first time.
Yamal Polar Agro-economic Technical School received the license for fulfillment of educational activity and training of personnel on the profession “Reindeer herder – mechanizer”. Enrollment for this direction will be conducted, starting with the 1st of September of 2019, on the basis of basic general education. The time of education on the specialization will make 2 years 10 months.
According to the information given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the educational organization, after successful passing of examinations graduates will receive qualification “reindeer herder, driver of motor transport vehicles, driver of Trecol A2 and snowmobile A1”.
It should be noted that the range of directions of professional training in this specialization, according to the federal standards, is very wide. It includes productive reindeer breeding, manufacturing, primary processing and storing of products of reindeer husbandry, manufacturing, servicing, operating and repairing of tools and equipment of reindeer husbandry, operating and technical servicing of motor transport vehicles.
Among the professional competencies of a reindeer herder – mechanizer there are the following: a skill to form a reindeer herd, to conduct its migrating and driving with observation of the technique of fattening, to prepare calving, to conduct reindeer slaughter, to be able to butcher carcasses.
In addition, the list of skills includes breeding and maintaining of reindeer-herding huskies, training dogs to techniques of “work” in the herd. In addition, a graduate should be able to drive tractors and all-terrain vehicles, to transport passengers and cargoes, to fulfill urgent measures in a case of a road traffic accident.
It should be noted that this will be the first experience for the educational system of Yamal. Some reindeer-herding regions of Russia already have this experience — students are trained on the specialization “reindeer herder – mechanizer” in educational institutions of Yakutia, Komi, Murmansk and other regions.