A training center for the training of welders, metalworkers and highly qualified metallurgists will be opened at a new machine-building plant located in the Karasai district of Almaty region. The principle of the enterprise is based on digital technology. Now it has already been exported and plans to increase capacity. However, for products to be competitive, advanced personnel are needed. Karasai Engineering Plant produces highly complex metal structures for the domestic industry. Production is fully automated, based on high-precision technology. Its capacity is 18 thousand tons of metal structures per year. Now the company provides products for the construction of large modern enterprises. Despite the fact that the plant began work a little over two months ago, there is already the first experience in exporting goods. A batch of 20 tons was sent to Uzbekistan. Pavel Beklemishev, Managing Director for Engineering Projects: – We are confident that we will expand supplies abroad. First of all, to our closest neighbors: to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan. Maybe in the future we will move to non-CIS countries. Large-scale industrialization of the country has provided demand for such products. As a result, international-class specialists were also required. According to the management of the enterprise, it was difficult to find personnel. I had to train on the spot. Stanislav Osipenko, plant engineer: – We have an acute shortage of good specialists. We are in favor of using specialists who are highly qualified, so we are going to build a training center. Soon, a hot-dip galvanizing plant will be launched here. It will take metallurgical professionals. The construction of the training center is almost complete. In Karasai district, today 18 large advanced enterprises with digital technologies are operating. They are mainly engaged in the processing of agriculture, food industry, pharmaceuticals and construction. Nurzhan Satubekov, deputy akim of Karasai region: – Last year, the volume of industrial production amounted to almost 210 billion tenge. Mostly from the activities of all these leading enterprises. This year, one of the major confectionery factories will be modernized, where several additional ultra-modern digital lines will be additionally installed. Also, on the basis of the existing greenhouse complex, several unique greenhouses will appear. Last year, nearly 120 billion tenge of investments were made in the economy of the Karasai region. Mainly due to the opening of such industries.