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The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office

The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office
The results of the first internship at the Kazan Mayor’s Office

The results of the internship project for students at the Mayor’s Office were summed up in Kazan. Thirty students of universities and colleges got acquainted with the work of the Executive Committee and the Mayor's Office of Kazan. The result of the training intensive was 14 youth city initiatives put forward – the most interesting of them were presented by students to the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin at a meeting in the pavilion of the Black Lake Park. Ten best interns will go to Moscow to get acquainted with the work of the government of the capital.

Today's meeting with the head of the city has become a kind of graduation for the first interns of the Kazan Mayor’s Office who have completed their studies. Students had a unique opportunity to reinforce their knowledge during the practical part by visiting enterprises and municipal facilities. “You have come a long way. I am sure that you have learnt a lot during your internship at the Executive Committee. Municipal service is a serious challenge and a difficult road, it requires loving the city and the citizens with all your heart. If you are ready for this, welcome to the team”, - I.Metshin addressed the graduates.

During the internship, students learnt about the activities of the municipality in many areas – from landscaping to the work of public transport. Students received theoretical knowledge directly from the heads of Executive Committee departments. In addition, the interns had a unique opportunity to reinforce their knowledge during a 48-hour practical training, visiting enterprises and municipal facilities – thermal power plant, centralized accounting, Gorvodzelenkhoz and waste distribution station.

“You have visited municipal enterprises, talked with managers, learnt about a work of the thermal power plant and much more. There is a big difference in what you expected to see and the actual work. Therefore, it is important for us to know what ideas you can offer for the improvement and development of Kazan”, - the Mayor said.

As a result, students developed 14 youth initiatives during a team work. According to Karina Matveeva, despite the competition, all interns were united by one goal – to make Kazan even better. Among the proposed initiatives are the “You Are Important” project for working with troubled teenagers, the creation of volunteer centers, the vocational guidance of schoolchildren, the information on the location of sports venues, for the development of a separate waste collection system, for the improvement of the Lokomotiv beach, for the creation of a film industry academy and an e-sports school, for changes in the legislative acts regulating the work of public transport, on the creation of the Information Policy Department at the Executive Committee, on improving the architectural appearance of the city, on popularizing the game Go, for creation a channel of communication between the municipality and the residents “the Voice of Kazan”, for installation QR stands with information for tourists on the streets of the city.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Desire, goal setting and systematic work are very important”, - the Mayor of Kazan noted. According to him, some of the initiatives are already familiar to the municipality, and some ideas were heard for the first time and will be taken into account in the work of the Executive Committee.

After the presentation of the projects, I.Metshin answered the students' questions. At the end, he handed the graduates certificates and took a photo with them.

16.06.2022

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