Tatarstan State Council discussed the problem of staff shortage in the field of culture
The problems of shortage of specialists in cultural institutions were discussed by parliamentarians of Tatarstan and representatives of the cultural sphere at a regular meeting of the profile committee of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. It is necessary to develop a system of personnel planning and organize the retraining of specialists focused on the needs of the industry, urged the Minister of Culture of Tatarstan Irada Ayupova. A particularly acute staff shortage has developed in rural areas. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan has already initiated the development of the federal program “Zemstvo Culture Worker”. Among other initiatives, there is the call to the federal authorities to update the list of professions and skills of cultural centers according to new realities. Read the details in Realnoe Vremya’s material.
Practical teachers are needed, especially in rural areas
At the start of the meeting, the head of the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan, Irada Ayupova, noted that today there is an acute shortage of practical teachers in cultural institutions, while the theoretical component continues to prevail in the recycling system. This means that there is a need for university professors to work with students, undergraduates in terms of the development and advocacy of practice-oriented work, including by order of employers.
“The problem of attracting young people to rural areas is particularly acute. For its solution, the government of the republic and the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan support young specialists in the form of lump-sum payments and monthly supplements, free allowances. of land for the construction of a residential building. In addition, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan has initiated the process of developing the federal program “Zemstvo Cultural Worker”.
To solve the personnel problems, according to the minister, it is necessary to develop a personnel planning system, to organize the retraining of specialists focused on the needs of the republican branch of culture, to encourage joint projects of the institutions cultural institutions and universities, to train new skills of teachers, create an exchange of experiences with the main cultural institutions of Russia for heads of cultural institutions.
To stimulate scientific research, a research articles competition for a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan is held every year. In 2021, five people were awarded the scholarship in various categories: Archeology of the Volga region, Ethnography of the peoples of the Volga-Ural region, Linguistic processes in Tatarstan and the world, Cultural Code of Tatarstan: of the history to modernity. The total amount of benefits was 105,000 rubles.
The competition for scientific articles for a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan among the students and postgraduates of the Kazan National Institute of Culture was also held. The winners are nine participants in the following categories: “Librarianship”, “Book Studies and Education”, “Sociocultural Activities and Pedagogy”, “Musical Art and Education”, “Museology, Cultural Studies and Art History”, “ Fine Arts and Design ‘,’ Cinema, Television and Animation ‘. The total amount of benefits was 162,000 rubles.
In this vein, a good addition to the minister’s report was a message from the director of the Kazan art school by the name of NI Feshin, Olga Gilmutdinova. The school has graduated 148 specialists in the last 3 years, 25% of whom continued their studies in higher education institutions, 42.5% work in their specialty permanently and 37% of graduates also remained in the profession as self-employed.
Music education should become more technological
According to the acting rector of the Kazan State Conservatory by the name of NG Zhiganov, Vadim Dulat-Aleev, when it comes to the development of human resources, first of all, it is necessary to talk about the education system.
“It is necessary to look at what the education system gives and can give now, and what we need in practice. If we pose the question this way, we will see this: the relationship of traditions and what is really needed now. We have had a three-stage music education system for a long time. I mean a network of music schools, colleges and, finally, the possibility of getting higher music education. We see the task – to keep future professional musicians in this system. “
In general, according to him, the task is well solved. But what students see in the actual learning process is already starting to diverge from how they plan their work. The established musical tradition is a symphony orchestra, opera theater, solo vocal and instrumental performance, ethnic music.
“Everything is there and it works well. But there is a serious failure in the field of technology. Music is definitely a product, and this product, like any other, has to be competitive. But we don’t prepare our students to work with modern information tools, which, of course, is a serious drawback of traditional education, ”says Dulat-Aleev.
New trends suggest new skills
Azat Abzalov, head of the culture department of the executive committee of the city of Kazan, drew public attention to the complication of the work of cultural institutions. In his opinion, new professions are quickly emerging in the industry, which are just not yet on the official list.
“Two thousand people work in the cultural system of our city, and unfortunately, they are not the youngest by age. I must say that many cultural centers have been built in Kazan in recent years, and for us one of the most important challenges is that of the specialists who work there and directly bring the culture to the masses. Obviously, new jobs, professions and new skills are expected to emerge today. And they already exist in cultural institutions. For example, they are the content managers in cultural centers.
According to him, there are content managers who are the first to meet a person, tell them everything they won’t see in the poster and read in the ad. “This is required by our strategy of openness and reception. But there is no such profession in the official list, and therefore we would like to ask the ministry to contact the federal authorities with the request to complete the list of professions with the names and skills that we need today ” , said Abzalov.
A work plan has been adopted in the field of education, culture, science and national issues
In February next year, the committee will hear information on the implementation of the decree of the Presidium of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan “On the organization of high-quality hot meals for students of institutions of teaching of the Republic of Tatarstan ”.
In March, it is planned to take stock of the progress of work on the introduction of textbooks in mother tongues and the inclusion of textbooks on the federal list. During the first quarter, members of the State Council will discuss the process of bringing the laws of the republic into conformity with federal legislation and the conduct of the consideration of relevant bills sent to the State Duma.
At present, the committee has received 11 bills, including Bill No. 251-6 “On Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Tatarstan” on Museums and Museum Activities in the Republic of Tatarstan Is under preliminary examination.
Natalia Eller. Photo: tatarstan.ru