It’s not so hard to enter a vocational technical school today. No entrance exams, it’s enough to present documents and choose a profession you like.
They get senior secondary education and thus teenagers who can’t enter higher education institutions can get skills of a profession they like, find a job and have decent earnings.
As part of modernization of educational system for the years 2011-2015 they plan to open a polytechnic secondary school in Tatarsk, the Novosibirsk region. It will have to level up professional education in the region.
But in Kozino village, the Ust-Tarksky district, where former vocational school #75 is located, they do not like the idea. They are afraid that students will go to Tatarsk to study and the vocational school will close soon.
Today 41 students study in Kozino while its is intended for 100 students. The renewed dormitory is half empty. Most of the students are from poor families, there are some orphans too. They do not pay fares to get here and back and are fed for free. They also get a grant 600 rubles (about 20 USD). For progress in studies – bonuses. There is also a special higher grant.
Maybe soon it won’t be possible to provide each student with all this. They spend about 100 thousand (3300 USD) for one student. This factor will probably decide the future destiny of the school…
It’s amazing that nearly all the students of the school in Kozino plan to stay in the village. Guys plan to get education, serve in the army and come back to support their household.
But it’s still not decided yet if the school functions further on. Will the students study till the end? Where will they find their place in life?
Vocational school #52 is called the United Kingdom here…
Director of vocational school #73
Dormitory of vocational school #52
Masha is a local high achiever, creative, responsible and beautiful.
Students undergo practical training in such a useful way in the dormitory.
Ira and Masha in the dormitory
Guys arranged a gym here
Students spend spare time in social networks
Nothing unites more than watching series together!
“Alive as life”
In the masons’ shop
Future tailors learn to sew furnishing
“Commit to nuisance!”
That day they had a best cook competition.
Vegetables shop, working place #4
Sasha is the only boy to participate. Out of 6 positions he took the 4th, by the way!
Vanya is a participant of the last year competition, today he supports the present participants the way he can!
Practical classes in an electrical maintenance shop
Anatoly Molchanov has been teaching boys electrical maintenance for some dozens of years!
Master nechanik – Eugene. A veteran of the Afghan war, the main helper of the director. He’s responsible for all the equiment of the Kozinsk school.
Igor Adamsonov, director of vocational school #52
Certificate for the right to obtain 8 million 500 thousand rubles (about 283 thousand USD) belongs to vocational school #52.