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Forestry education will focus on

On Wednesday, March 5, for the first in this year's General Assembly of the Association of forest education chaired by Alexander Panfilov - Deputy Head of the Federal Forestry Agency.

The association was founded 2 years ago. Targets are understandable and relevant - pull cadre forest industry to a decent professional level, expand the list of specialties to define new standards for forestry education. As noted at the meeting NETREBSKY Oksana - Deputy Head of the Office of Science, Education and International Cooperation Rosleskhoz industry today employs 60 thousand people, and only 40% of them have specialized education. What do we want, what results from the forest areas of the economy, if more than half of the staff here - unskilled work?

This issue and asked all those present at the meeting of the Association. People came from all over Russia practically, in the meeting was attended by over 40 people. In particular, was the rector of the Volga Technological University Evgeny Romanov, Director of Syktyvkar Forest Institute Valentine Zhideleva, dean of the Bryansk Engineering and Technology Academy Dmitry Nartov, rector of the Siberian University Eugene Vaganov, Petrozavodsk State University Rector Anatoly Voronin, Director of Forestry College Arctic Federal University. University and others.

All speakers stressed the need to seriously engage in the development of forest education in Russia. Should be concrete proposals "from below", from educational institutions and employers, and the necessary support from the top, from the authorities at all levels. In addition, the need to amend the legislation. In particular, the director of the All-Russian Research Institute of Forest Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology ( VNIILGiSbioteh ) Oleg Pavel made a concrete proposal: each tenant of forest and farmland today must have a higher education in forestry or hire a manager with higher forestry education. Only then can we protect our forests from bezhozyaystvennogo, and often criminal attitude towards nature. If now is not fundamentally change the approach to forest management in the future, we risk being left on the "bald" territory. The Moscow region over the threat is imminent.

Following the discussion, it was decided to develop modular Web-based educational program as the only possible way for a large influx of students, and such an influx will necessarily. In addition, it is necessary to prepare professional standards in 18 specialties forestry, including new - full list can be seen at the Federal Forestry Agency. A timely generate industry forecast for all regions, experts of various fields. Now for the control numbers of citizens reception by the forest areas of training in the field of Higher and Secondary Education of the Russian Federation responsible FFA.

In the future, the Association of forest education will be expanded at the expense of business and employers that will shape the specific requirements for future employees of the industry.

This article has been translated by machine translation.