For 3 days, from May 31 to June 2, 617 students and 64 young specialists fought for the grand prizes of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship – representatives of the biggest industry companies from 40 regions of Russia and Belarus. It was the final, preceded by qualifying rounds and semi-finals.
Season 9 was played in 4 leagues: high school, student, young professionals and special leagues.
Become a pro
The CASE-IN championship has been held since 2013 and since 2019 it is included in the platform “ Russia & ndash; a country of & # 39; opportunity & # 39 ;, created at the initiative of President Vladimir Putin.
“ This year, 5.5 thousand students, 350 young specialists, more than 700 schoolchildren took part in the project. Someone will come home with some well-deserved and long-awaited awards, someone, maybe, missed a few points, but I'm sure absolutely everyone in this championship is become winners & ndash; at least won another victory over themselves. They got stronger, better, made new friends and new ideas for future development & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; said, addressing the finalists of CASE-IN-2021, the CEO of ANO “ Russia '' said land of opportunity ' Alexei Komissarov.
Now, this platform brings together 26 projects, including the Leaders of Russia competition for managers, the Student Olympiad I & ndash ;. 'Professional' 'contest, the' Your move 'competition, the' Professional internship 2.0 'project, the All-Russian competition' Big change ' and many more.
“ The platform offers a wide range of opportunities for self-actualization, helps define a profession, complete an internship or find a first job, get a mentor or new knowledge, & ndash; told the general manager of ANO “ Russia & ndash; land of opportunity ' Alexei Komissarov. & ndash; And the CASE-IN championship included in it gives young people from different regions of Russia the opportunity to develop themselves, to solve real production problems, to engage in scientific and technical creativity and to receive engineering training. & nbsp;
As part of the championship, the participants in the competition solve real engineering problems in the field of fuel and energy complexes and mineral resources. And so, from a school or student bench, as well as from the first steps in production, they can gain experience that will become a weight line in a CV and count in the future professional activities. The current 9th season was dedicated to sustainable development.
The founder of the championship and co-chairman of the organizing committee Artyom Korolev notes that over the years since the start of the project, the level of participants has increased significantly. And among the current finalist students, 134 people (about a third) are participating in CASE-IN not for the first time. They say real business case studies on topical issues help to delve into a future profession and even prepare essays based on those cases.
“ In addition, during the competition, the guys develop their professional skills & ndash; teamwork, presentation design, project protection, & ndash; Korolev said. & ndash; The example of several thousand participants in the project proves that the championship & ndash; It's a ticket to the future, allowing you to climb the career ladder, find a dream job and become a true professional. & # 39;
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Responsible for the direction of corporate culture and social relations of JSC “ NIPIGAZ & # 39; & # 39; Sofia Semenova noted: “ Employer participation in the CASE-IN championship & ndash; it is undoubtedly a contribution to a practice-oriented approach to higher education, which is very valuable for NIPIGAZ. We see Strategic Partnerships as an opportunity to increase interest in the engineering profession: make students discover the specifics of the activity and immerse them in real business cases. The launch of the Project Engineering department within the framework of the Student League was successful. In total, more than a hundred teams participated in the resolution of the case on the topic “Digital technologies in design and construction activities”. With experts, we noted that the quality of decisions for the final has significantly increased compared to the qualifying stages, that is, the cases really help promising young people to develop professional skills and throw solid foundations for building a successful career. & # 39; & # 39;
In this sense, it is curious how the fate of participants in the championships of previous years developed. Aif.ru contacted several of them and learned their stories.
Reason for moving forward
Sophomore from St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University named after Lenin Anton Akimkin at 20 years. He participated in CASE-IN last year because it was interesting to do an internship at Rosatom, and the competition gave him such an opportunity. Anton came to the competition with his classmates.
“ Took part in the direction of 'Digital Atom', & ndash; said the guy. & ndash; The team was tasked with creating a program that would show production crashes. The guys and I have come up with a system that determines when the machine needs to be repaired and sends messages about malfunctions. They also developed a cool browser interface. & # 39; & # 39;
The desire that drew the young man to the championship came true: participation in an engineering competition allowed him to do an internship at Rosatom. And after that he even got a permanent job in the company and now combines it with his studies.
“ In addition to the job, the championship taught me to work as a team, & ndash; said Antoine. & ndash; I figured out how to deal with cases, looking at different issues from all sides. And of course, I am very happy that, while still being a student, I am already working. It gives me confidence and a reason to be proud of myself. I won't stop there. Victory & ndash; this is a reason to move on. ''
Head of HR department at JSC Greenatom; Natalia Pichugina said, “CASE-IN is a 'bridge' between promising students and large companies, so it is of particular importance to all parties. Rosatom She is competing in the championship for the third year, and this season we have seen some interesting solutions: chatbots, websites and even video game offers. Some projects after review may qualify for further implementation. “
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Yulia Pitko in 2012, while still a schoolgirl, she participated in the Interregional Summer Pedagogical Forum “ Youth Energy '' and realized that the electrical industry & ndash; it is very interesting. Therefore, I entered the energy group and the “ School & ndash; university & ndash; business' at the Lyceum for Gifted Children at the North Caucasus Federal University in Stavropol.
“ Introductory courses given to us, participation in the Engineering Solutions competition, as well as my first and most unforgettable 'Youth Energy'; They got me so caught up in the world of electric power that it determined my whole future destiny ',' 'and ndash; she says.
Julia participated in CASE-IN for the first time by becoming a student at Tomsk National Polytechnic Research University. And the 3rd year (2017) within the “ People in Helmets '' team took 3rd place in the qualifying phase. In 2018, his team reached the championship final.
In the judiciary, Yulia studied simultaneously in 2 directions and carried out in parallel an internship at the branch of SO UES JSC. ODE from Siberia.
“ By participating in competitions and projects, I not only gained knowledge and skills, but also professional knowledge which brought me here, which I am very happy about '' # 39 ;, & ndash; said the girl.
Last year Yulia became the championship silver medalist. His team had a difficult case: in 10 days they had to figure out how to modernize Russia's unified energy system. The guys decided to synchronize the work of the energy systems of Siberia and the Far East and prepared a project for this, and also came up with solutions for the development of the energy interconnection between Russia and Kazakhstan and the Trans-Caucasus.
“ We thought about integrating the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Center into the Russian ESU and even came up with a plan on how to do it, & ndash; she says. & ndash; The head during the competition was overloaded with analyzes and calculations. Additionally, before proceeding with the solution, we analyzed thematic information, a stack of documents, and went through all the latest energy related news. It's great that our work and ideas were so appreciated. & # 39; & # 39;
As a multiple participant in CASE-IN, Yulia Pitko is included in the Championship Hall of Fame along with other participants, experts and organizers who have made significant contributions to its development.
Yulia is now working as a specialist in the SO UES branch; & ndash; Regional Distribution Office of the Electricity System of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Republic of Tyva and believes that participation in the Engineering Championship helped her find a job. During the interview she was quickly recognized and immediately offered to join the team.
The System Operator has been a strategic partner of the CASE-IN Championship since 2015. We support the most massive leadership in the “ Electricity '' industry. since appearing in the Student League and giving team members the opportunity to get involved in solving the most pressing issues in the electric power industry. It is pleasing to note that young specialists and undergraduates studying in the Society's programs consistently demonstrate a high level of professional training and win '' awards, '' and ndash; tagged Bayrta Perveeva, HR Director of SO UES JSC.
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Remote working skills
At 29 years old Ivan Shiryaev heads the planning and control department of the largest chemical oil and gas company in Russia SIBUR & ndash; Neftekhim & # 39; & # 39 ;. His colleagues suggested that he take part in last year's championship.
Ivan and his team were solving a case related to the development of an energy cluster in the Far East. And the young professionals presented a double solution to the members of the jury.
“ The result is a multi-level project, & ndash; recalls Ivan. & ndash; We proposed to build a cleaning plant and 'useful' & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; use of CO₂ in a cogeneration plant (CHP) in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The second part of our solution is & ndash; build a large greenhouse complex for growing vegetables next to the CHPP boiler room. This is where the carbon dioxide should go. ''
According to him, participation in the championship has helped develop a topical professional skill for the last pandemic year: the ability to work as a team in a remote format. The stages of the competition were happening remotely, so the team had to call every day, 'meet' ' by conference call and discussing ideas.
“It was a challenge, but we did a great job! “& Ndash; summarizes Shiryaev. & nbsp;
“ One of the main goals of the championship & ndash; creation of case studies that will be scaled up and applied in the industry. Our company is looking forward to the development of this way of implementing global projects. Work on the project, coupled with the support of universities, partners and organizers & ndash; it's a real road to the future for guys who are ready to achieve meaningful results today, '' & ndash; declares & nbsp; the head of the Sustainable Development function SIBUR Maxim Remchukov.
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How difficult it is to protect a project
Mikhail Golovchak , 34, resident of Mirny, works in the logistics department of Alrosa. Like Ivan, he learned about the Engineering Championship from his colleagues. And he went to the competition with a team of three & ndash; all employees of the company.
Young specialists from Yakutia had to deal with the case of the formation of modern business ecosystems.
“ First of all, we found out what a business ecosystem is and how it works, & ndash; Michael shares. & ndash; Then they started to think about an ecosystem development strategy through our Alrosa. We decided that for this companies had to create a common fund and attract the state. & # 39; & # 39; & Nbsp;
He finds the experience of participating in the Engineering Championship very useful. It was interesting to delve into an unfamiliar area related to business development.
“Gaining new knowledge is always valuable, & ndash; adds Michel. & ndash; And I also felt again how difficult it is to defend a project in front of experts. I was a little worried, but understood that it is important for the development of professional qualities. ''
Chief geologist of AK ALROSA (PJSC) Konstantin Garanin believes: “ The Championship provides an opportunity for communication between young people and established professionals in the industry, which is unique in itself. AK ALROSA (PAO) is a partner of the championship for the third year. We see the project as a platform to see talented young people and their subsequent invitation into the company. This direction is very relevant to us. & Raquo ;.
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Ahead & ndash; Fall Cup
In the finalized Season 9 finale, the most massive direction was “ Electricity '' & ndash; students from 34 universities in Russia and Belarus, as well as teams of young specialists, took part in the competition. In addition, competitions have been held in the fields of petrochemicals, construction and design, geology and mineral exploration, mining, metallurgy and metallurgy, and mineral exploration. 39; digital atom.
The best participants of the Student League Championship will go through internships and internships at leading companies and have the opportunity to find employment, as well as benefits for admission to the judiciary and postgraduate studies of 20 universities & ndash; championship partners. The participation of young specialists is also a plus & ndash; raises the professional level and promotes career advancement. After all, the biggest Russian companies are eyeing the participants in the championship & ndash; Sibur, Alrosa, SO UES, RusHydro, Rosatom, Tatneft, nbsp; NIPIGAZ, Mike and others.
And some companies organize their own championships based on the CASE-IN methodology. For example, 4 years ago, the Sverdlovsk and Saratov branches of T Plus (the largest private company in the field of electricity and heat supply in Russia) became pilot sites to test the heat. Effectiveness of this methodology in order to increase the involvement of young specialists in the work of the company. As a result, it was decided to include the International Engineering Championship in the annual Youth Work in Business Program. And since 2019, youth teams from the 16 regions where T Plus is present have participated in the corporate championship.
Thus, the main CASE-IN season in 2021 is over. However, this year's engineering competition doesn't end there. The Fall Cup will start very soon, the final of which will be held in September and will traditionally bring together talented and motivated young people.