Moscow Technical School (MTS) portrait

The new platform "Moscow technical school" based on educational and scientific companies provides a flexible chain of competency centers, eliminating the shortage of qualified personnel and producing competitive products for the global market.
The Moscow Government, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and VEB.RF came to an agreement to support the project at the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The Moscow Industrial Development Agency will supervise the project, and the city will benefit from much-in-demand trained engineering manpower.
"LEGACY" PROBLEMS
Having temporarily undermined the industrial sector, the crisis of the 1990s hit the prestige of manufacturing professions. This caused young people to turn away from technical universities, which led to a shortage of engineering and manufacturing staff. Thus today, the competition among candidates for manufacturing positions is below the market level. According to the statistics gathered by HeadHunter, in 2019 in Moscow, there were 4.9 candidates per manufacturing vacancy while on average there were 8.1 applicants for each open vacancy. In recent years, the demand for specialists in industry is growing faster than the supply. Moreover the engineering personnel market experiences challenges related to the search for specialists and jobs.

Many companies, when hiring new employees, take on an educational function.

Sometimes it is only after a few months of training that a specialist starts working independently. More and more often companies that are eager to improve efficiency require knowledge of advanced end-to-end technologies and digitalization of processes. But universities do not always take into account the real market demand for specialists with new engineering and technological skills.
THE EMPLOYEES TRAINED IN MTS WILL INCREASE THEIR PRODUCTIVITY BY
20%
PROACTIVE SYSTEM
The Moscow Technical School will provide a system of advanced training, retraining and maintaining personnel qualifications, where educational and industrial organizations will be able to cooperate. This will be a chain of technological and production competency centers (TPCC), equipped with modern engineering and technological infrastructure. It will make it easier for companies to train their employees according to modern standards, and specialists will enhance their professional skills on the base of new machinery, thus adding to their market value, and get better-paid, more interesting jobs. That is the way to address the problem of skilled personnel shortage on the market, even for hi-tech production companies.
THE WAY MTS WORKS
1. A company sends an application for training / retraining / advanced training through the platform investmoscow.ru.

2. Technical specialists process the application.

3. MTS specialists select an educational partner.

4. The customer-company and the educational organization tailor the educational program for the request together.

5. Engineers go through professional in-depth training.
It is planned to develop several directions. According to the agreement between the Moscow government, ASI and VEB.RF, the first will be "Communication Technologies", which includes quantum technologies, the Internet of Things, wireless communication and industrial data processing. This is a set of solutions in manufacturing electronic components and software. Most of the solutions were supplied from abroad, but lately, the share of Russian equipment is growing due to the import substitution program and localization strategy.

The industrial partners act as "strategists" and they are the main customers for the development and production of this equipment and components.

It is planned to train 1,200 engineers of microelectronics and tool-engineering companies in communication technologies over the next three years, and the average productivity in microelectronics will increase by 10% and amount to 1.85 million rubles per capita a year. In Q1 2022 it is planned to establish skill centers in other areas: Robotics and sensorics, Artificial intelligence in industry, Additive technologies, Digital twins, New production technologies, Unmanned transport.
HOW MTS PARTICIPANTS INTERACT
DIIPP (DEPARTMENT OF INVESTMENT AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY OF MOSCOW)
  • Develops the MTS platform
  • Operates processes
  • Aggregates needs of industrial partners and manufacturing companies
  • Provides info support for MTS

EDUCATION PARTNERS
  • Develop relevant skill profiles and educational modules
  • Assess existing skills of engineering personnel
  • Cooperate with industrial partners in personnel training
  • Form scientific and technical capacity for directions determined by the expert council
  • Develop advanced technological infrastructure for educational purposes

INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS
  • Finance and fill out requests for targeted training of engineering personnel and finances
  • Finance and fill out requests for retraining and advanced training
  • Participate in technological infrastructure formation for educational purposes

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  • Provide info support
  • Assist educational partners in educational programs preparation
  • Provide expert support in obtaining subsidies for legal entities
  • Provide other supportive measures
120 000
ROUBLES IS A MAXIMUM COMPENSATION PAYABLE FOR THE TRAINING OF ONE EMPLOYEE
MTS PARTNERS
The Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, educational partners (educational and scientific organizations), industrial partners (leading manufacturing companies), development partners (corporations and development institutions) are MTS participants. The Moscow Technical School partners will be able to apply for subsidies from the city budget for retraining
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