The second WorldSkills Russia championship concluded in Kazan on 20 May. Tatarstan team ranked first in the tournament table, followed by Moscow team and Sverdlovsk Oblast.
WorldSkills International President Simon Bartley, Tatarstan Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov and WorldSkills International delegate from Russia Pavel Chernykh took part in the closing ceremony.
Around 450 young professionals from 39 Russian regions as well as foreign participants from Finland and South Ossetia competed in the championship. They were judged by 487 experts, including 27 international ones: from Finland, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Armenia and Austria. The competitions were held in 35 competencies, whilst Tatarstan and WorldSkills Russia showed four presentational competencies: oil drilling, kindergarten teacher, entrepreneur and baker. Over 50,000 people attended the championship, whilst around 6,500 people from 56 Russian regions followed it online daily.
Simon Bartley thanked WorldSkills Russia, Russian, Tatarstan and Kazan governments for organizing great reception and event and wished the participant to continue developing professionally.
Tatarstan Prime Minister expressed his hope that the participants enjoyed their stay in Kazan and thanked Finnish team for taking part in the championship, awarding them a special certificate for professionalism.
The republic’s representatives won at electronics engineer, carpenter, motor mechanic and nurse categories, whilst ranking second in stonemason, brickslayer, plasterer, cabinetmaker, confectioner, car painter and medical technician nominations.
“We hope this campus’ participants will never forget their teams, these days and Tatarstan,” acting Tatarstan President Ildar Khalikov said while closing the 5th Presidential Academy’s Summer Campus event at Innopolis.
The event runs on 21 to 23 April. An official ceremony to open the 6th republican youth forum Our Tatarstan took place at Kazan’s IT Park on 21 April. Attendees included Aide to Tatarstan President Leila Fazleeva and Tatarstan Deputy Youth Affairs and Sport Minister Rustam Garifullin.