On 12. August 2016 in the office of Fennovoima in Helsinki the Vice-Rector of ROSATOM-CICE&T Prof. Vladimir ARTISIUK made a presentation on the Experience and Potential in Implementing International Nuclear Training Programmes. The presentation gave a review of the main lines of the ROSATOM-CICE&T activities in respond to training requirements of both Russian and international customers. Special emphasis was done to the best practices in organizing training courses for managers and specialists of embarking states and relevance of this experience to the competence building for newly established operating organizations in the countries expanding their nuclear power programmes. The approach presented from the side of ROSATOM-CICE&T is largely based on the IAEA guides and recommendations developed in the domain of ‘nuclear infrastructure’ where the role of ‘knowledgeable customer’ is one of the key success factors in maintaining national nuclear power programmes. The concept of ‘Knowledgeable customer’has been among the priorities since 2014 when the ROSATOM-CICE&T hosted a specialized IAEA Meeting on that topic. In the real world of practice this concept inevitably necessitates the build up of technical competences acquired by national operator with the help of training providers in vendor country. In ROSATOM-CICE&T there is a set of Technical courses oriented to WWER Technology which were designed and provided on request from operating organizations.
Being prepared to deliver training sessions in Finland, ROSATOM-CICE&T has established channels for cooperation with Finnish organizations in the area of construction and Education&Training. Through these channels the young staff of ROSATOM-CICE&T has received practical training on specifics of cross-cultural communication in Finland thus making the effective way of creating better relationships with counterparts in Finland.