En+ Discover! incorporates projects connected with the development of education within the regions of the Group’s business activities, advancing the status of engineering and technical professions, which are crucial for further progress of Eastern Russia, as well as promoting qualitative changes in the training system of specialists in demand.
By drawing youth into engineering creative works out from the school, encouraging the most talented students and postgraduates with grants and training opportunities at the best educational centers of the globe, and offering them a job with the Group companies, we create the new elite of Russian engineers.
New generation school
In partnership with Oleg Deripaska’s Charitable Foundation “Volnoe delo”, En+ Group initiated introduction of program “New generation school” in the regions of its presence. This program has been developed by experts of “Volnoe delo” and entered to the official list of school programs approved by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. It’s aimed at complex alteration of both system of education, and approaches to training, and students’ minds. The main targets and values of the new schools are independence, self-actualization, self-determination and self-training. The experiment started in 2012 on the basis of seven schools of the regions hosting the Group enterprises, such as:
Partnership with leading higher educational institutions of Eastern Siberia
En+ Group is the strategic partner of the leading higher schools of Eastern Siberia, including Siberian Federal University, Irkutsk State University and Irkutsk State University of Technology. More than one hundred students and postgraduates receive personal scholarships from En+, and the best of the best are awarded with training opportunities with the most prestigious schools of the world at the expense of En+.
Small-scale business development stimulation
En+ Group contributes to solution of problems of single-industry towns in the regions of Group enterprises presence. Supported by the company, a first- of- its- kind educational project for beginners in business and businessmen of the town of Baykalsk was launched on the basis of Baikal State University of Economics and Law in 2012. A month-long course includes workshops on business planning, marketing and law. In addition, there is a resource center to provide legal and other consultancy to individual inquirers.