Results of 2TM Participation in the International Fair “Education and Career” in Saint-Petersburg

On 23–24 March 2018, St. Petersburg hosted the International Fair “Education and Career”. The event was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and the Government of St. Petersburg. This fair is a vocational-oriented modern communicative space where educational institutions and employing companies present their Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD degree programmes as well as retraining and advanced training programmes, employment offers for anyone who thinks about where to study and where to work.

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Over 100 participants were represented at the current fair, including educational institutions of Russia and abroad (universities, colleges, gymnasiums, adult education centres), as well as employing companies. Representatives of the 2TM’s St. Petersburg office took part in the fair. Applicants and their parents had a convenient occasion to receive information about the opportunities for obtaining education in Slovenia and to get competent answers to all their questions of interest from the company’s employees.

“We were pleasantly surprised by this year’s fair, despite some force majeure. It happened so that during the fair the St. Petersburg authorities announced a sudden quarantine due to the flu and did not recommend schools to attend mass events. Thus, only the truly concerned participants visited the fair, and that was a huge advantage. Parents with children, teachers with pupils, and schoolchildren themselves came to the fair being interested in further study abroad. Our booth, by the way, was perfectly located and thus attracted additional attention. It was visited not only by the school-leavers, but also by pupils of 8th, 9th, and 10th grades. The guests of the 2TM booth were interested in both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in various educational institutions of Slovenia. The range of study programmes that are of interest to our potential students is very wide: tourism, information technology, engineering, energy, agriculture and many more,” the 2TM manager for educational projects, Marina Ryzhkova, shares her impression of the participation in the fair. Besides, according to Marina, the majority of booth visitors asked questions about the opportunities for further training in Slovenia. Special attention was paid to the retraining of personnel in many sectors, such as construction, engineering, agriculture, tourism, education, etc. (in the following publications, we will tell more about this issue). As the 2TM representative has underlined, the company’s booth was visited not only by the Petersburgers, but also by the residents of Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Petrozavodsk and many other cities.

“Some visitors from St. Petersburg were pleasantly surprised with the fact that there was a 2TM office in their city, and they could contact us not only during the fair, but at any convenient time. The fair has just come to an end, and today we are already planning the first meetings on its results. We express our deep gratitude to the organizers of this remarkable fair, as well as to all our guests,” says Marina Ryzhkova.

It should be noted that the company regularly participates in the “Education and Career” fair. As recently as at the beginning of March, the 2TM experts have visited a similar fair (taking place twice a year, in spring and autumn) in Moscow. Besides, 2TM regularly participates in many prestigious exhibitions and fairs on both regional and international levels.