Today in Russia one can objectively speak not only of a shortage of specialists in the field of agricultural production, but also of a shortage of personnel in the countryside as a whole. At the same time, the rapid development of agricultural machinery and technologies requires even from unskilled personnel a certain set of knowledge and skills.
Alexander Zharov, Head of the Project Development Department in the CIS countries of DEULA-Nienburg GmbH
Agricultural education in Russia is often purely theoretical; many graduates have to be taught practical work from scratch. And the lack of training at any level leads to high time and financial costs.
However, if we objectively assess the situation, this problem is of a worldwide nature. A way out of it is offered by the DEULA-Nienburg Practical Training Center (Deutsche Lehranstalt fur Agrartechnik). It was founded back in 1926. Today DEULA-Nienburg is the largest educational institution of its kind in Germany. The center has more than 9 m2 training and production facilities, has over 250 partner enterprises.
The services of the Center are used by both individual specialists and organized groups directed to retraining and retraining. Today, agricultural producers consider advanced training as an effective investment in the development of their business and actively attend various seminars and courses.
The duration of training depends on the level and needs of the student: the terms vary from one day to a year. The estimated cost of training is from 200 euros per day (this includes training, accommodation in the Center's hotels, meals and support by a curator-translator). At the end of the course, students are issued an international certificate.
The center trains specialists in the following areas: crop production, animal husbandry, agricultural machinery, bio-production, vegetable growing, logistics, management.
All technical innovations in the field of agriculture fall into the field of vision of the Center. The task is to train people in the most demanded specialties in a short time and, first of all, to transfer them all the necessary practical skills.
The standard program aims to educate professionals on the optimal use of agricultural technologies as well as resource conservation. If necessary, individual course programs are specially developed for each student (or groups of students). In order to train specialists on the most modern technology, the Center concludes agreements with manufacturing companies for the transfer of agricultural machinery and equipment for temporary use.
The Center's capabilities also make it possible to conduct advanced training courses for highly qualified specialists from leading international companies. It is these personnel who will thoroughly understand modern technologies and introduce innovations into large-scale production.
DEULA-Nienburg invites Russian agricultural producers to undergo training in Germany, but, taking into account the world situation and the wishes of customers, is ready to organize courses in any agricultural direction in Russia, on the basis of partner enterprises.