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Field trip to Kaluga

On June 23, 2016, members of the ICSID team Thomas Remington, Israel Marques and Vladimir Bazavliuk visited the automobile plant of Volkswagen Group Rus and its vocational education facilities in the town of Kaluga.   

The field trip was a part of the project “Public-Private Partnerships in Vocational Education: Firm Level Evidence from Russia and China” supported by a Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grant. The purpose of the trip was to explore the implementation of the German dual education model and get some insights into the system of vocational education and skill formation in a Russian region. Several interviews with representatives of Volkswagen Human Resources department, local officials and the head of the vocational education college were conducted during the trip.