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Danial Akhmetov evaluated the new opportunities of technical education

Today Akim of the region Danial Akhmetov visited Ust-Kamenogorsk Polytechnic College with a working trip. He notes that it’s a good start and it will be maintained

Polytechnic College began its work in 1953 at Ust-Kamenogorsk Thermal Power Plant. By the decision of Altaienergo and the Ministry of Energy, training classes were opened to train specialists. Young people received theoretical and practical knowledge from production masters. In 1960s, Ust-Kamenogorsk Industrial College was opened on Lugovaya Street, now Serikbayev St. Today, the resources that have been invested in updating of the college allowed us to create good and high-quality laboratories and rooms for students. The college took the 14th place in the WorldSkills international competition, which takes place in Kazan.

 “I want to see here a unique center of international standards, where not only students of this college would study, but also other students,” said Danial Akhmetov. - At the moment, everything has been done here for the educational process of those guys who go to study. In the future, it is planned to make more advanced equipment based on this college that will meet international standards.

This year, 296 students entered the college. Now we are accepting documents and it is planned to recruit 40 students to the correspondence department. Our students also participate in various international events and take prizes.

Akim of the region set the task to have a center here that would gather all new technologies and directions in technical specialties, said Isatay Issin, Director of the Polytechnic College. - We were allocated KZT43 million for repairs and KZT128 million for equipment. We repaired the dining room, the roof in the gym, repaired the Center of Competences which consists of five audiences. The Center of Competences is the place where our students will undergo WorldSkills training. Our two students won the gold medals of the National Championship in Kazan in electronics and electrical wiring. There is the necessary modern equipment from Germany for the creativity of students. In addition, it is mechatronics equipment, it is a technology of new time. This year, the college was renamed the Higher Polytechnic College. A new specialty was opened - Applied Bachelor of Mechatronics. Our students will receive new knowledge and skills in electronics.

The college collaborates with large enterprises of the city on a dual education system. This year, college students will undergo training at the Corporate Center at Ust-Kamenogorsk Thermal Power Plant.