On the Sverdlovsk railway, for the first time in its history, girls received a certificate of the assistant driver. Until 2020, they could not study for such a profession, because it was not available for women. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation made changes to the document and created for women such an opportunity, the press service of the railway reports.
First, the girls studied the theory and structure of locomotives, and then, on special simulators of the cabins of electric locomotives, they worked out the skills of driving trains. Students also had practical training at their future workplaces, in locomotive depots in Yekaterinburg and Perm. All six girls will monitor instrument readings, monitor the operation of a locomotive, traffic lights, signal signs, and signs ensuring maximum safety of train traffic. It is specified that the girls will be able to start work on January 1, 2021.