October 24, the All-Ukrainian educational project "Agro 2019" was opened at Petro VasylenkoKharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture. BorysKolesnikov Foundation holds a competition among the students of specialized universities of Ukraine for the second time to support their aspirations to be realized in the profession, to test the knowledge and motivate future agricultural workers for the development of the domestic agricultural sector.
Full-time students and young specialists from 17 to 25 years old are invited to participate in the "Agro 2019". They need to undergo online registration, after that the contestants will have two qualifying stages (complex testing of profile subjects and defense of their own business development in the final). The jury members will choose thirty authors of the most promising startups. In February 2019, these companies will attend the world exhibition of agriculture and livestock breeding SIMA 2019 in Paris.
The President of the Charity Fund BorysKolesnikov noted that the agricultural sector is of great importance for the development of the Ukrainian economy and the presence of skilled personnel with non-standard thinking and new approaches to management is one of the main factors in its successful functioning. "According to the UN estimates, Ukraine can provide 900 million people with food, and this is almost every seventh inhabitant of the planet! The competition "Agro" unites the best young farmers - the future agricultural elite. These people will soon be managing an important sector of the Ukrainian economy. Winners are expected to travel to Paris to attend the world forum of agriculture, where they can get acquainted with the best achievements and also share their experience, knowledge and ideas", - BorysKolesnikov said.
Heads of profile institutes and teachers support BorysKolesnikov in his effort to invest in the education of future specialists, to provide the opportunity to communicate with leading specialists of the world agro-sector, to educate a generation of competent specialists.
"The contest opens up wonderful prospects for our students in learning advanced agrarian experience. University provides them with theoretical knowledge, and with BorysKolesnikovFoundation we proceed to a new level of obtaining practical skills - through internships, participation in industry forums in European countries where the agrarian sector is developed. In the future, the students will introduce experience gained abroad for the development of industry enterprises in Ukraine", - the rector of Petro VasylenkoKharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture OlexandrNanka said.
BorysKolesnikov Charity Foundation holds the Agro project for the second time. Last year it was attended by 1,500 students from 20 specialized universities of the country. Thirty best contestants visited the international agricultural exhibition Fieragricola 2018 in Verona (Italy).
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Fund will also be involved in the educational sector competitions Aviator 2019, Food Technologies 2019, Marine Affairs 2019, Railroad 2019, Programmer 2019 and Architect 2019 with student trips to leading profile forums around the world.