More Than 50 Thousand People Attended Technograd Since Opening

Children take classes in computer programming, their fathers master woodwork and carpentry, while mothers prefer cooking, design and floristics.

According to a tweet by Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, more than 50,000 people have taken classes at the Technograd educational cluster since its opening less than half a year ago.

The territory of Technograd covers 25.6 square kilometers. Here, visitors of all ages can undergo occupational training in 40 professions that are in demand in Moscow. The list of such occupations is composed based on the results of surveys run by the Moscow Agency of Innovations, statistical data from the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Security, and forecasts of the Ministry of Education.

Learning a new profession at Technograd takes several months. Professional development and refresher courses usually take several weeks. Available also are numerous workshops dedicated to specific skills. In 2019, Technograd is expected to attract 500,000 visitors.

The venue can potentially accommodate enterprise training programs and provide testing and certification opportunities for small and medium-sized companies.