Between 19 and 23 May, Kazan will host the final round of the 3rd national professional skills championship, WorldSkills. As last year, the event will be quartered at Kazan Fairs centre.
Competition in seven competences will be held on open-air sites. The total number of competences the finalists will compete in has substantially increased versus last year, from 36 to 55. Besides, two competences will be presented by Republic of Tatarstan.
The federal and local sponsors support the organisers substantially, Tatarstan Education and Science Ministry’s Department of Vocational Training chief Timerkhan Alishev said. The funding was the same as last year, 70-80 million roubles, he added.
This year’s new competences include stove setting, roofing, house painting, landscape design, prototyping, production automation, metal working, aircraft maintenance, and more. Each competence is required to feature at least three participants.
In average, each competence has 10-12 workstations.
A total of 510 contestants and 415 experts from 50 Russian regions have been entered in the competition as of the moment, nearly one fifth being Tatarstan residents.
The finalists will be provided accommodation at the Unviersiade Village, where they will be offered an entertainment programme. Participants from Finland and Morocco will compete out of the main competition.
All the assignments and criteria are available on the internet, Timerkhan Allishev said, so participant can start preparing a few months in advance.
The national championship’s agenda includes a great number of business conferences and round tables as well.
Kazan had filed a bid to host the 2019 WorldSkills Competition’s world championship’s final round, the official said, which was why official technical experts from as many as 35 countries had been invited to the 2015 event.