On May 19, the names of the winners of the largest skills competitions in the history of the WorldSkills movement in Russia were announced at the Closing Ceremony of the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition in Krasnodar.
Team Moscow has once again become the leader in the medal count having won 22 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals. Last year the team has won the fourth WorldSkills Russia National Competition in Moscow Region.
Team Tatarstan came second, having won 13 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Team Krasnodar ranked third having won 6 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Winners and medalists in 109 skills were awarded by Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), Robert Urazov, Director General of the Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia), Veniamin Kondratyev, Governor of the Krasnodar Region, Inna Chernoskutova, Provisional Director of the Department of State Policy in Staff Training and FVE of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Viktor Pronkin, head of the JuniorSkills programme, Arkadiy Shklyar, rector of the Belarus Republican Institute of Vocational Education and Riza Oryngali, WorldSkills International Technical Delegate from Kazakhstan.
General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) Svetlana Chupsheva spoke to the Competitors: “You managed to demonstrate excellent skills, tremendous professionalism and certainly deserve today’s celebration. The merits you have allow us to call all of you – winners! No matter what specialization you will choose, you will do it professionally, enjoy your work and this is what really matters.”
Director General of the Union “Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia)” Robert Urazov also give a welcoming speech: “Welcome to the world’s largest WorldSkills Competition! All of you are part of a big and very important business. With your help, we are changing the system of vocational education in Russia! We might be called the only country trying to very quickly change the entire TVET system by holding competitions.” Robert Urazov has also noted the high level of organisation, carried out by Krasnodar Region.
From May 16 to 18, more than 1300 vocational students and schoolchildren competed in 109 skills. More than 1600 experts have been assessing the work of the young professionals. 51 regional teams have been included in the medal count table according to the results of the Competition.
In 2017 for the first time in Russia representatives of all the 85 regions gathered at the WorldSkills Russia National Competition, among whom were the Delegates of the Conference Programme, Experts, Competitors and guests. In total, almost 5000 people, including 277 foreign Experts from 24 countries participated at the competitions, assessment procedure as well as Conference Programme. All the foreign Competitors, including participants of the first Eurasian Competition from Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were given Skills Passports indicating their score.
Competitors from Russia have reached the final according to the results of 82 WorldSkills Russia regional competitions as well as semifinals in 8 regions of Russia.
WorldSkills Russia National Competition is the largest skills competition according to WorldSkills Standards held in Russia among students of TVET colleges aged 16 – 22, as well as schoolchildren aged 10-17 encouraging better career guidance for young people and introduction of best international practices into the education system.
Results of the fifth WorldSkills Russia National Competition and the first Eurasian Competition are available here.