Wide Career Opportunities in the Field of Alternative Energy: Shtigen Group and the Agrarian University Signed a Memorandum
August 23, 2022
The Shtigen Group and the National Agrarian University of Armenia have signed a memorandum, starting broad cooperation in the field of education and career building. University students will have the opportunity not only to do an internship at the Shtigen Group and specialize in the field of alternative energy and electric vehicles but also to get a job at one of the leading companies in Armenia.
“The world is moving towards the field of alternative energy, and we, as a state, are obliged to keep up with modern trends. In this regard, it is extremely important that the educational sector is also prepared. In the future, not money, but the lack of specialists will be the problem, so we must prepare for tomorrow’s challenges today,” said Hayk Shekyan, founding director of the Shtigen Group, at the memorandum signing ceremony.
The Agrarian University is the first university in Armenia that installed a solar plant. The university realizes the importance of the field and the prospect of new cooperation.
“Today we must direct our steps to the field of automation and engineering solutions. In this regard, cooperation with the Shtigen Group can bring a qualitative change in the process of training specialists, why not, also in the plans to start production,” emphasized Vardan Urutyan, provost of the National Agrarian University.
The Shtigen Group understands very well where the energy sector is going and what they have to do there.
“Each of our steps has a weighty justification and a clear goal. One of our goals today is to change the quality of life in rural communities, which we can achieve if we ensure access to modern technologies in the villages. We start this important work with education,” said Hayk Shekyan.
Shtigen Group has been implementing Shtigen Academy and Shtigen Kids projects since 2018, the aim of which is to increase the level of awareness of renewable energy and new energy sources among students and schoolchildren, while contributing to their professional orientation.
The university will also start working without delay: they are even ready to re-profile some specialized programs of the university.
“Within the university, we can also organize short-term courses in order to ensure immediate results. In other words, we will not wait for 4-6 years for specialists to be released,” said Vice-Provost Hrachya Zakoyan.
The heads of the Shtigen Group and the National Agrarian University agreed to start the cooperation this summer. Shtigen will accept the first interns in the coming months.
At the end of the ceremony, university provost Vardan Urutyan gifted his colleague Hayk Shekyan with “Serund” wine produced by the university. “We will open this wine when we celebrate the first big achievements, which, I’m sure, are underway” Hayk Shekyan summed up the event.