In the Five Evenings with Rustam Minnikhanov TV show on TNV channel, the Tatarstan President noted the Russian national team was expected to win at the upcoming WorldSkills International working occupations championship Kazan would host in 2019.
Тhe winners of an IT Champion competition were awarded at Innopolis University earlier in the day. Attendees were Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Information Technology and Communication Minister Roman Shaikhutdinov, and Education and Science Minister Engel Fattakhov.
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov in an interview with Efir and Tatarstan Novy Vek TV channels said the 2019 WorldSkills championship would become as significant for Russia as the Olympic Games.
An international WorldSkills Russia competence centre will be opened on the grounds of Kazan Information Technologies and Communication College.
The 11th Russian workshop conference Derzhavin Recital will open in Kazan. The event will gather some 450 participants, a news conference at Tatar-inform was told earlier in the day.