WorldSkills Russia National Competition is the largest skills competition according to WorldSkills Standardsheld in Russia among students of TVET colleges aged 16 - 20, encouraging better career guidance for young people and introducing the best international practices into the education system.
In 2017, the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition will take place in Krasnodar from May 15 to 19. Students of vocational schools and colleges will compete in 109 skills.
Winners and medalists of the National Competition will earn the right to be recommended to the WorldSkills Russia extended National team that represents Russia at WorldSkills competitions in Europe and worldwide. WorldSkills Russia National team is to defend the honor of the country’s flag at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, then at EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest, and in two years at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.
More than 1200 competitors, including international guests, are to participate in the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition. 950 students of TVET colleges and 300 schoolchildren participating at the third JuniorSkills competitions will meet at WorldSkills Russia National Competition. 1,400 experts will be assessing the work of both adult and junior competitors.
Juniors reached the National Competition according to the results of 56 regional competitions, whereas adult competitors of the fifth National Competition have been chosen in accordance with the results of semi-finals, where winners of 82 regional competitions took part. The semi-finals, divided into six skills sectors took place in eight territorial entities of the Russian Federation: Moscow, Ulyanovsk Region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Leningrad Region, Khabarovsk Region, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Chuvashia and Moscow Region. 12 013 competitors of regional competitions fought for the right to represent their region at semi-finals, with another 12 580 experts assessing their skills.
More than 230 foreign guests will arrive in Krasnodar to participate in the Competition as Experts, Competitors, Technical Observers and Business Programme Guests. Delegates from Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Korea, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Taiwan, Finland, France, Switzerland and Japan will visit WorldSkills Russia National Competition to share their best practices.
the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition is organized by the Union "Agency of Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers" (Worldskills Russia), Government of Krasnodar Region, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, as well as Volnoe Delo Oleg Deripaska Foundation. The Governor of Krasnodar Region Veniamin Kondratiev heads the Competition Management Team.
Since 2015, JuniorSkills competitions have been organized for schoolchildren aged 10 - 17 in the framework of the National Competition. Volnoe Delo Oleg Deripaska Foundation launched a programme for students’ early career guidance and professional training JuniorSkills in 2014 together with WorldSkills Russia, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Industry and Trade. JuniorSkills is Russia’s international project: teams from Belarus, Switzerland, and the Netherlands take part in the competitions. Presentational competitions for schoolchildren will be held at WorldSkills Abu-Dhabi 2017, with first JuniorSkills Competition being planned to take place at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
FutureSkills is one of the priority initiatives of the "Young professionals" movement (WorldSkills Russia), aimed at advanced staff training. The development of the project is due to rapid global changes in the field of technology and industry, putting forward new requirements for workers and their training.
FutureSkills main tracks are aimed at designing new skills, highly demanded in the conditions of digital economics, detecting transforming skills and finding ‘safe havens’ for particular people who risk being pushed out of their profession.
In the framework of the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition, the FutureSkills project is represented by a block of competitions in 9 less-common but promising skills which have not yet been standardized:
Prototype Making, Aerocosmic Engineering, Industrial Robotics, Reverse Engineering, Composite Technology, Genome Engineering, Drone Operating, Laser Technology and Manufacturing Team Challenge.