The 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia will bring together 1,500 participants from more than 70 countries and regions.
The event will last 5 days; from August 22 to August 27. More than 50 skills will be represented at the Competition, and 2,500 volunteers will contribute to its delivery. Approximately 250,000 spectators are expected to visit the Competition venue – KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre.
All skills are grouped into six sectors: Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Construction and Building Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Creative Arts and Fashion, and Social and Personal Services. WorldSkills Competitions and all lead-up trainings allow young professionals to compete against one another, learn from each other, and become better at their chosen skill. Education, trainings and participation in a WorldSkills Competition is equal to four to five years of professional training.
WorldSkills International, WorldSkills Russia, and the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects are the organizers of the Competition.
"Preparation of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 gives a great perspective on the promotion of vocational occupations in Russia and all over the world. Together with our colleagues from WorldSkills Russia and WorldSkills International we will do our best to host one of the best Competitions in history and influence the educational system in the country," said Emil Gubaidullin, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects.
The 45th WorldSkills Competition will take place at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre. The site is currently under construction, with plans for completion in 2018. The exhibition centre is on a plot of 74,8 hectares near the Kazan International Airport.
Bakery competitions held at Worldskills in 2017 at Abu Dhabi attracted young contestants from 17 countries. The highest marks went to 22-year-old Yezhao Cai from China with a score of 730 points awarding him a Gold Medal.
Only one contestant in the Patisserie & Confectionary competition at Worldskills 2017 received a Gold Medal with a high score of 747 points.
The successful Gold Medal winner was Emeliina Papinniemi from Finland who competed against extremely talented young pastry chefs from 26 countries.