“Russia – the country of sailors of the XXI century” has opened classes

On October 1, Marine Center of Captain Varukhin (in Velikiy Novgorod) opens new classes as a part of the project “Russia – the country of sailors of the XXI century.” It was launched last year with support of NTI and MARINET; under the project the Marine Center was equipped with modern simulators and navigation equipment on training ships.

About 200 children from Mari El, Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Yaroslavl, Novosibirsk, Tambov, Kostroma, Vologda, Novgorod regions as well as St. Petersburg entered the first stage of the Ship Operator program. 145 attendees of clubs of young sailors from five regions, who started training last year, passed to the second stage.

Theoretical classes will be held remotely until spring 2021. Then the guys will come to Veliky Novgorod for practical training on a modern navigation simulator, which was installed in the Maritime Center in spring.

In total 2,600 schoolchildren will be trained under the project by 2024. According to preliminary estimates, additionally 7,600 will take part in various activities under the project.