Professional reindeer herders will be educated in Yamal since the new academic year
15:15 17 июня 2019
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On the 17th of June enrollment of students for 2019-2020 academic years was started in Yamal polar agro-economic college. It is planned to enroll 125 people to the first course in six specializations – “Veterinary”, “Treatment of aquatic biological resources”, “Law and organization of social security”, “Economics and accounting (by branches)”, “Land and property relations” and “Information technology”.
In addition, starting from the new academic year, the college will begin to teach students to the working profession “Reindeer herder – mechanizer”. It is planned to enroll 25 students for the first year. The training period will make 2 years 10 months.
According to the head of the sector of production education Sergey Padikov, graduates will receive the qualification of “Reindeer herder, driver of motor vehicles, driver of Trecol A2 and snowmobile A1”.
“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.
Defense of diploma projects is starting on the 18th of June, and it will last till the 21st of June. More than 200 graduates of intramural and extramural education are to receive diplomas of secondary special education.