27 March 2023

NFP’s experience of cooperation with colleges was recognised as the best in Primorye

Teachers of specialized secondary educational institutions in Primorye recognized the cooperation between Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant (NFP) and Nakhodka State College of Humanities and Technology (NSCHT) as one of the best in education and upbringing of young people. The experience of cooperation between businesses and colleges was shared at the regional workshop titled “A Model of Cooperation in Matters of Education within the System of technical and vocational education and training”.

NFP pursues active social policy in the region based on youth support. This is how the enterprise creates its own talent pool and contributes to combating population outflow from Nakhodka. As part of this strategy, several years ago NFP signed a cooperation agreement with NSCHT, which aims to help students receive education or vocational training and enter the labour market.

This target agreement is the main tool of the college-to-enterprise educational programme, a way for the company to cultivate its future specialists. The target students are offered an in-depth introduction into working processes at NFP while they are still studying, with practical training, so by the time of graduation such students are better prepared to start a career than their classmates.

“NFP is now actively working on targeted training for students in Primorsky Krai and Nakhodka, among others. We sign agreements with students for targeted training and thus guarantee the student’s future employment. In addition, there are many other benefits offered by NFP under this agreement. We pay the student a stipend throughout their studies at the college or institute, in addition to the academic stipend, and provide opportunities for internships. In Nakhodka, NFP actively cooperates with the NSCHT and VVGU. In Vladivostok, it cooperates with FEFU, which also offers our target programmes. If necessary, additional education for graduates is possible at the employer’s expense,” said Alina Kondrashova, personnel training and assessment specialist at NFP.

Vladislav Manilo became the first NSCHT graduate, who was employed by NFP, trained according to the target specialization.

“I signed the agreement for targeted training when I was a second-year student. Now, under the guidance of my mentor, I am engaged in further studies. Learning something new that I didn’t understand before is very interesting. I think that working at NFP is a good career start,” said Vladislav Manilo.

The team of the future plant is being formed now, at the stage of construction. The staffing policy relies on hiring local specialists.