On September 17, a business meeting between the university management and representatives of "Boeing Ukraine" and "Progrestech-Ukraine" was arranged at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
The Rector of the University, Academician of NAS of Ukraine Michael Zgurovskiy, First Vice-Rector Academician of NAS of Ukraine Yuriy Yakimenko, Director of "Boeing Ukraine" Oleksiy Stepin, Director of "Progresstech-Ukraine" Andriy Fialkovsky, the representative of "Boeing Ukraine" Volodymyr Danilenko, Head of programs and projects for the training and development of staff at "Progrestech-Ukraine" Maxym Gladskiy, heads of six institutes and faculties of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, graduates of which are potential employees of the aviation industry - Director of the Institute of Aerospace Technologies Ivan Korobko, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering Yevgen Panov, Director of the Mechanical and Mechanical Engineering Institute, corresponding member of NAS of Ukraine Mykola Bobir, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Engineering Faculty of Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine Petro Loboda, Dean of Welding Faculty Sergey Fomichev and others took part at the meeting.
The training of specialists for the Engineering Centers of Boeing Corporation and Progresstech under two educational programs based on the Joint Training Centers opened at the University "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute - «Boeing» - «Progressech-Ukraine» named after S. P. Tymoshenko» is now being implemented in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. During the meeting, representatives of "Boeing Ukraine" and "Progrestech-Ukraine" were invited to extend the number of such educational areas to twelve, not only at MMI but also at five faculties. Also, there was a talk about ways of improving the quality of knowledge of students who want to study in the corresponding master's programs in the dual education scheme. In particular, one of the main issues that teachers and students need to address is the level of English proficiency. There are also problems with some other disciplines. Therefore, to identify these problems and ways to overcome them, it was decided to send a group of teachers to companies participating in educational programs - to familiarize themselves with the criteria and requirements for applicants. Among the strategic areas of organizing the training of qualified professionals for the industry, which were also discussed, was the beginning of the selection of future specialists not on their graduation, but immediately after their admission to the first year of university, and even earlier - during their studies in upper secondary school schools.