Dear competitors and guests of the Competition,

I am glad to welcome you in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, at the 7th WorldSkills Russia National Competition 2019!

Tatarstan was one of the first regions of the Russian Federation to join the WorldSkills movement in 2013 and today it hosts the WorldSkills Russia National Competition for the third time. Over this time, we created an effective system that allows preparing competitive international-level professionals. Colleges and universities are actively involved in the WorldSkills movement, the WorldSkills standards and technologies are introduced into the educational process, as well as the certification procedures of students and graduates.
For us, WorldSkills is one of the most important areas when it comes to improving the quality of vocational education and increasing the attractiveness of skilled jobs. It is a tool for training professionals for the real economy in priority skills.

The WorldSkills Russia National Competition 2019 is unique in that it will take place on the venue of the forthcoming WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019. This will be our dress rehearsal and readiness check. We believe that the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan will turn out impactful for the Russian national team, and we will become leaders among the participating countries.

I wish all the competitors good luck and outstanding achievements, and the winners of the finals of the 7th WorldSkills Russia National Competition to honorably represent the Russian Federation at the upcoming WorldSkills Competition!

Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan