WorldSkills Competition Kazan – 2019

In August 2019, the main international event in Russia this year – the 45th WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019 will be held at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Center.

The WorldSkills Competition is a multifaceted event, where leaders of state agencies and educational institutions, industry and public organizations meet. This is a place where the most important and relevant issues related to professional excellence are discussed.

WorldSkills competitions are held biennally in various countries, becoming the most important events in the field of skills training and development. The competitors are winners of national skills competitions in the WorldSkills member-countries. While solving the assigned tasks, which they study and perform at their workstations, they demonstrate both their technical and social skills.

The 45th WorldSkills Competition will be held in Kazan on August 22-27, 2019. It will be attended by 1600 competitors from more than 60 countries who will compete in 56 skills. It is expected that the WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019 and related events will be attended by around 250 thousand people.

Kazan won the right to hold the competition in 2015, according to the results of voting by all the WorldSkills members countries. WorldSkills Russia includes all 85 regions of the Russian Federation and is one of the priority projects in the field of personnel training.

The main part of the competition includes 56 skills devided into 6 sectors: Construction and Building Technology, Information and Communications Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, Transportation and Logistics. The competition will be attended by young people under 22 years old (in some skills – under 25.)

In addition to the main skills, the WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019 will become a platform for the Future Skills and the WorldSkills Juniors – competitors aged 14-16 years old.

The experimental competition zone for the FutureSkills will be organized on a separate competition site with an area of ​​10 thousand sq m. The FutureSkills is a competition in rare yet promising skills that are not yet standardized. The demand for the “professions of the future” is growing every year, mass training in these areas can potentially become a challenge for education and industry in the short term. The Future Skills project is aimed at solving the problem of advanced training for high-tech production and transforming economy.

The Future Skills zone will be designd in a “smart city” format with the key areas of activity being Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies, IT and Digital Technologies, Energy, Medicine, Agriculture, Transport, Education, Creativity and Design. A total of 150 competitors will take part in the competition in 24 future skills.

The Conference Programme within the framework of the Competition will be organized in order to create an international platform for the development and adoption of joint decisions in the field of training for the new economy. The total number of delegates is equal to 1,200 people, including leaders of international organizations and development institutions, leaders in shaping the international skills development agenda. In addition, among the attendies are the leaders of global industrial companies and national organizations in the field of human capital development, politics, as well as decision-makers in the sphere of personnel training for economies, and talented youth – competitors and winners of international and national skills competitions according to WorldSkills standards.

The Conference Programme of the Competition will consist of a number of events, including the traditional WorldSkills conference, the Summit of Ministers, as well as an additional day for the Russian audience in the framework of the “Leaders of the National Training System” national track, which will bring together 600 leaders of changes and projects aimed at developing the national educational ecosystem.

The Competition is organised by the WorldSkills International non-profit organization, the Union “Young Professionals (Worldskills Russia)” and the ANO Directorate of Sports and Social Projects (Kazan). The Organizing Committee responsible for the preparation of the Competition is headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation for Social Policy Tatyana Golikova. The national strategic Partner of the event is the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom.”

More information about the event can be found on the official website