On 15 April, the Career Development Centre of Voronezh State University and the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry organised a trip for senior students to OAO EFKO, located in Alexeyevka in the Belgorod region. The future university graduates visited the factory departments and watched the production processes of a leading food manufacturer of the Russian Federation.
The students observed all parts of the enterprise and then went to the suburbs of the town, where near the village Malobykovo the training centre "Biruch - New Technologies" is situated. The guests were impressed by the architecture of the buildings of the centre – castles reminiscent of the middle ages were standing next to ultramodern buildings made of metal and glass. The students visited one of the castles where they could see the most modern laboratory equipment used to train the students of a VSU-based department. After the excursion, the students had a chance to enrol on the courses that will provide them with the skills necessary to operate similar equipment. The General Director of the Innovation Centre, Tatiana Sanina, promised to organise a special training course that will include Saturday classes for VSU students.
On their way home, the students exchanged their impressions. The next trips are planned for 29 April and 13 May. The students of all faculties interested in onsite and pre-graduation practical training, and future employment at OAO EFKO, are invited to take part in them.