Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world championships of skills which attracts more than 1,300 Competitors from more than 70 countries. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. There are competitions in over fifty skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to electronics; and autobody repair to bakery. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions.
One of the legacies of WorldSkills Competitions is the increased visibility of skilled professional education, as one of the tools of social and economic transformation.
The Competition also provides leaders in industry, government, and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education. New ideas and processes inspire school-aged youth to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and build a better future.
WorldSkills Kazan 2019
Kazan was granted the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition after winning a vote by the WorldSkills General Assembly in São Paulo, Brazil on 10 August 2015. Also, bidding for the right to hold Competition were Paris, France and Charleroi, Belgium.
The Competition will take place in Kazan on 22 - 27 August 2019. The 45th WorldSkills Competition will bring together more than 1,300 young professionals representing more than 70 countries who will compete in over 50 skills. The event will be held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre where more than 1,000 Experts will evaluate the Competitors’ work.
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Competitors and Experts will be accommodated in the Competitor Village (the present-day Universiade Village), which has a capacity of 14,000 people. The Skills Culture Park will become the major cultural and entertainment hub of the event.
The WorldSkills Russia Juniors Competition will be held on the sidelines of the main event and will see school children, aged 10-17 years, compete for medals in a range of skills.