Visit to MGSU, Moscow

TÜV Rheinland Welder Training sets Standards in Russia

Modulare Welder Training for Construction Industry in Russia

On September 6, 2013 in Moscow Alexander Ishin, Vice President of the National Association of Builders, Valery Telichenko, Rector of the National Research University Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU), and Siegfried Schmauder, Executive Vice President Training & Consulting of TÜV Rheinland, signed the protocol on transfer of welder training program.

As part of the common pilot project “Vocational Training of Welders”, both sides agreed the transfer of the TÜV Rheinland training program. MGSU will translate and update it according to the needs of the Russian market, including the implementation of complementary methods of the Russian program corresponding to the requirements of the normative guidelines of NOSTROY.

Finally the National Association of Builders will give an expert witness regarding the completed material and realize the practical approbation in the Russian Federation on TÜV Rheinland authorized welding training centers.

During the stay in Moscow, the delegation of TÜV Rheinland met the management of MGSU and visited the training facilities.

Photos from the visit.

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Background information

2011 management boards of TÜV Rheinland and NOSTROY signed a Memorandum of Interest. Two working groups were originated: „Supervision“ (BS I) and „Training“ (BS T). According to current needs of the Russian market against the background of the reforms of the professional training in Russia at all, the group „Training“ focuses on training of construction machine and crane as well as welder training. „Vocational Training of Welders“ became the first project of this group. Finally, during a working meeting with representatives of NOSTROY and MGSU in Juni 2013 in Berlin, the Russian side had learned about the modular training program, visited training facilities of the Academy and talked to experts for welder training. After studying the program, they decided about the adoption to the Russian market.

Christina Strotmann