AZERBAIJAN: Alstom and Azerbaijan Technical University are developing a training centre in Baku, with the first intake of 20 engineering students expected in October.
The centre will provide access to over 140 h of unique courses developed and owned by Alstom University, the company’s in-house training and development institute.
The programme will start with an online course to provide a solid understanding of railway construction and operations including the technical vocabulary and concepts involved. This will be followed by an in-person course on railway systems, operations and maintenance.
Students will complete the programme with a soft skills course to develop interpersonal skills and reasoning abilities.
‘Alstom believes that the private sector must work with academic institutions to support the future workforce and ensure they have the skills and experiences needed to succeed in the job market’, said Samira Najafova, HR Business Partner at Alstom Azerbaijan.
’Such collaborations accelerate development of science and technology and encourages these young engineers to apply their learnings to solve real mobility challenges and improve the transport system of tomorrow.’
Alstom is also co-operating with the National Aviation Academy, Azerbaijan-French University, Baku State Industry & Innovation Vocational Education Centre and the Azerbaijan-France Chamber of Commerce & Industry ‘to eliminate the gap between national curricula and real labour market requirements’.