The College of Railway Transport in Gomel is one of the most popular educational institutions in the city. Here you can get a highly qualified education and after graduation work in the environment of the railways. Competent teachers, excellent teaching and a competent student development plan - this is what attracts more and more new students to the Railway College in Gomel.
Before delving into the features of the college, I would like to study the history of creation, which turned out to be very rich and interesting. At the end of the 19th century, during the construction of the Libavo-Romenskaya railway, it became necessary to train specially trained engineers. The only way out of this situation was the creation of the first technical school in the city.
In October 1878, the teaching council of the Gomel Technical School chose a specially designated building, which became the place of training for future engineers. The date of October 30, 1878 can be considered the beginning of the opening. It was at this moment that the first classes began.
Three years later, the world saw the first 11 Gomel engineers who were the first to graduate from college. In the next 20 years, an average of 25 people a year left the walls of this educational institution, and since 1900 the number of graduate engineers has increased by 10 people. Students worked as telegraph operators, railroad workers and steam locomotives.
In 1906, there were changes in leadership positions, and Kharchenko Petr Stepanovich became the head of the school, who was a mechanical engineer by education and, like no one else, was well versed in the most relevant profession.
In 1912, the future railway college of Gomel moved to a building that was clearly larger than the previous one. This was due to the fact that more and more new speci alties were opened at the school. One of the most popular was the mechanical department, the first admission to which was opened in 1917.
In 1924, 6 girls were included in the lists of applicants. At that time, it was considered normal if a girl wanted to master a male speci alty. But the entrance examinations were not so easy to pass. As a result, of all females, only one was admitted. Chernonog Vera Ivanovna turned out to be the lucky one, who began her studies at the mechanical department.
In 1929, the College of Railway Transport again changed its location and until 1936 was located on the site of the future Belarusian State University of Transport. In 1933, the technical school added two moredemanded speci alties, whose students were engaged in wagons and communications on the railway.
Three years later, the technical school came under the leadership of the Belarusian Railways and has already changed its location 4 times - this time for good. The railway college in Gomel is now located on Sovetskaya Street, almost in the very center of the city.
College during WWII
At the beginning of the war, absolutely all students and teachers went to the defense of their native city. With a large force they gathered the 2nd battalion of the people's militia and, along with the Red Army, fought against the Nazi invaders. The director of the Railway Technical School, Kuntsevich Nikolai Nikolaevich, who led the battalion during heavy battles, distinguished himself with special courage. He died heroically in August 1941 while defending Gomel.
November 27, 1943, after Gomel was completely liberated, all the people who were somehow connected with the technical school restored the destroyed buildings on their own. On December 10, after active construction work in the building along Sovetskaya Street, classes began again.
In the middle of 1964, a dormitory was built next to the college, where nonresident students were accommodated. And a little later, another one was built, where only girls were settled.
Over the next three years, the main building was restored and another one was completed. By the end of 1974, the Railway College of Gomel took its final form, when a new academic building was added to the main building.
In subsequent years, the educational institution underwent a series of reforms with an official renaming. In 1999, the institution adopted the name "Gomel College of Railway Transport of the Belarusian Railway", and literally 8 years later, by order of the Ministry of Education, one word was replaced, and the college became a college.
Due to the financial difficulties that arose on the Belarusian Railway, all railway branches were placed under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, and the Gomel Railway College became a branch of the Belarusian State University of Transport.
Speci alties of the Gomel Railway College are very diverse. An applicant can choose a profession related not only to trains and wagons, but also to engage in automation and communications, traffic control in railway transport, accounting or economics. Also on the roads of the CIS there are many conductors of the railway college of Gomel. This is due to the fact that the institution conducts recruitment for courses of conductors, which can be mastered in just a couple of months. Any person who conscientiously prepared for the entrance examinations before entering the Gomel Railway College can score passing points by strength.
In addition to classes, anyone can attend hobby groups and electives, where teachers will be happy to talk about additional skills that a specialist needs.
Modern technology and simulators will make this process even more fun, and during training you can really feel like in the train cabin.
Railway College has been the winner of various competitions for many years, so sports clubs will accept anyone who wants to in many sports.