Quantorium Technology Park for youth to train cosmonauts, and robotics and geo-informatics experts

Quantorium Technology Park for youth to train cosmonauts, and robotics and geo-informatics experts
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Yevgeny Samarin
High school and college students will design their own projects, and deferred employment contracts are to be signed with the creators of the best ideas.

The project Technology Park Lesson has been launched at the Quantorium Technology Park for youth, part of the Mosgormash Industrial Science Park. Students from four nearby schools and six colleges will study to be cosmonauts, or robotics and geo-informatics specialists under the guidance of Mosgormash educators.

Each of the three quantum curricula lasts 16 hours with 45-minute lessons, like at other schools.

The purpose of this instruction is to improve the practical engineering and design skills of the younger generation. Students will obtain new knowledge and will be able to compile their own projects in selected areas, and they will also choose subjects for in-depth study.

“Technology park lessons are a good career guidance option for young people,” said the Moscow Government’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property-Land Relations Natalia Sergunina.

In all, 120 high school students and 140 college students will be able to acquire new skills during three-month study courses at the technology park for youth. Educators who attend these lessons will later be able to train students in the three areas. The first 30 teachers and college lecturers completed their training this January.

On 6 February, another technology park for youth, located at the Moskva Technopolis, started training students from four schools during expanded technology lessons that ran once a week from 9.30 am through 2 pm.

During ten lessons, they will compile their projects under the guidance of lecturers from Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Students will major in robotics, aerospace technology, IT and design work at electronics and welding, laser cutting, 3D printing laboratories and at mechanised and manual machining workshops. Educators from the Arina Sharapova Media School will conduct two lessons and train students how to present their projects.

The Technology Park Lesson and the Technology Lesson at the Children’s Technology Park aim to involve young people in research and invention projects. The organisers of these projects hope that they will help develop an effective and versatile model of cooperation between the city’s schools, colleges and youth technology parks.

High-tech companies at the Mosgormash Industrial Science Park or the Moskva Technopolis will evaluate student projects and will sign deferred employment contracts with the designers of the best ideas. These young people will certainly receive jobs after completing their professional education.

The city now has two technology parks for youth with plans to open ten more similar parks in various administrative areas before the year is out.