Representatives of authorities participated in the event, as well as heads of industrial companies of the republic. The agenda of the meeting included topics of production capacities of the companies, as well as staffing.
Yuri Chaika opened the meeting. It focused on the fact that, against the background of the introduction of unprecedented sanctions against Russia by hostile states, the enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the region, as well as throughout the country, faced an increase in the cost and limited supply. of raw materials, spare parts, components and equipment, decrease in the volume of exports, as well as a shortage of qualified specialists. All this affected the level of depreciation of productive assets.
– I note that the Dagestan authorities, under the leadership of the head of the republic, Sergei Melikov, and in cooperation with the directors of defense companies, are doing everything possible to resolve the noted difficulties. As a result of the measures taken, several companies, such as Aviaagregat and the plant that bears his name. Hajiyev, were able to reconfigure, ensuring production growth, by 26.4% and 21.1%, respectively, and increasing the share of military and special purpose products. At the same time, work was underway to increase its profitability and increase the level of employee salaries, Yuri Chaika emphasized.
He also added that several companies need to maximize the production of defense products.
The head of the republic, Sergei Melikov, reported on how the work of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the Republic of Dagestan is organized. He pointed out the importance of fulfilling the tasks of the state defense order.
According to Sergey Melikov, in 2022, with the support of the state, the republic’s industrial enterprises managed not only to avoid a drop in production, but also to achieve a significant increase in production indicators. According to preliminary data, even higher growth is expected in 2023, as evidenced by the volume of contracts already concluded.
“Given the instruction of the head of state on the need to increase the production capacity of defense industry enterprises, I would like to discuss the problems that we face in the current conditions, as well as listen to proposals for further development,” said Sergey. Melikov.
Meeting participants also discussed other pressing tasks, including questions of NCFD staffing potential. Dmitry Bespalov, Rector of the NCFU, spoke on this topic. He noted that the military-industrial complex has seriously increased its capacity over the past year. At the same time, one of the problematic points remains the question of providing personnel for companies in the defense industry.
– It is especially important nowadays to strengthen the interaction of the companies themselves with the universities. I would like to note that it is necessary to add the real needs of companies that command the defense industry in the macro-region for personnel, as well as develop educational programs taking into account the specifics of technological processes of groups of companies-clients. . The next step will be the implementation of programs on the basis of the Consortium universities using a network form of interaction, – said Dmitry Bespalov, Chairman of the Council of the Consortium of NCFD Universities.
The NCFU rector outlined the areas of staffing: training of specialists with higher education under company-specific contracts, which will guarantee employment after graduation, as well as retraining and advanced training of specialists already working in companies of the defense industry.
He also drew attention to the need to increase the volume of training for manual workers.
The Consortium of Higher Educational Institutions of the North Caucasus is an association of higher educational institutions of the macro-region to achieve scientific, educational, managerial, social and cultural goals. The Consortium includes 21 higher education institutions that represent all the themes of the macro-region. The association’s activities aim to create a competitive university environment, as well as help regions develop mechanisms to secure graduates with the participation of all stakeholders.