Over 2.5 thousand residents of St. Petersburg have applied to take part in the municipal training programme for those who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and wish to learn a new profession.
The first 200 students start training this week. Among the new professions they could choose from are plumber, turner and web designer. The programme is available for those who are to be made redundant or have already lost their jobs, and for this year’s college graduates.
Olga Koroteyeva, director of the St. Petersburg Center of advanced professional training, explains: ‘We have been cooperating with the Committee for labour and employment, with the Employment Center to define the professions that are in demand now and will be in demand in future. Our aim is not to teach a new profession, but to help people find a job.’
At present, more than 160 thousand people are registered with the Employment Center.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel