|In September 2008 the 3d UMMC Youth Scientific and Practical Conference titled “Professional Skills of the Youth is the Company Future Capital” was held in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. Young specialists made presentations to the Company’s experts and top managers on their innovative work concerning various UMMC business fields: from ore mining, dressing and processing to implementation of sophisticated information technologies.
The conference brought a good chance to the authors of 160 research papers to get the reputation within the professional society. Over 60% of proposed innovative projects (95 studies) have already been applied or are in process of implementation.
Referring to the conference rules, the young people and heads of departments under age of 30, who have won scientific and practical conferences held by the UMMC enterprises since 2006, and the young specialists, whose papers have been pre-selected as well as post-graduate students and target trained students are entitled to participate in the conference.
Commission of experts appraises the papers by five criteria such as applicability and availability, author’s knowledge and awareness of the current status of topic, and innovative aspect as well as possibility to implement this solution at the UMMC enterprises.
A meaningful number of participants of the previous conferences has further advanced career. Every fifth author of scientific work has joined UMMC succession pool. Over 75% of the works offered during last 2 years have had a practical interest for the Company.