24.05.2017 / Olga Golodets: almost half of TVET colleges of our country provide training programmes according to WorldSkills Standards

On May 24, at the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with Cabinet Members, the Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets has told the President about the results of the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that the Competition was organized at a “very high level” and has become “a bright event for the whole country.” The Competitors performed in 113 skills. “First of all, 11400 students from 47% of TVET colleges engaged in actual training have participated at regional semi-finals. This proves that almost half of TVET colleges of our country are engaged in the training process according to the WorldSkills Standards,” said Olga Golodets.

 The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the WorldSkills Russia National Competition “has become a good educational platform both for children and young people.” She has also mentioned the contribution made by numerous companies in teachers’ training and provision of equipment for competitions. “Among these companies is “R-pharm” – a huge pharmaceutical company, “Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant”, “United Aircraft Company” and many other domestic enterprises that through their engagement both train future staff for their companies and help young people learn certain production standards.”

Olga Golodets has also expressed her hope that the Republic of Karelia will soon find its way to the WorldSkills Russia movement and become the 85th region to have joined the project.

WorldSkills Russia National Competition is the largest skills competition according to WorldSkills Standardsheld in Russia among students of TVET colleges aged16 – 22. In 2017, the WorldSkills Russia National Competition in 109 skills was held in Krasnodar from May 15 to 19. More than 1600 Experts defined the best professionals out of 1300 Russian and foreign students and schoolchildren. The competitions took place at the Exhibition Congress Complex “Expograd Yug” covering an area of 56 400 sq m.