Winners of the regional professional skills competition "WorldSkills Russia" to represent the Ulyanovsk region at the All-Russian preliminaries

The Governor Sergey Morozov participated in the awards ceremony.

 "Our main task is to create all conditions for comfortable and prosperous life in the region. Today success of each young person directly depends on professional skills and competences. That is why we will consider these focus areas as priority ones", - Sergey Morozov addressed participants of the event.

The V Regional Professional Skills Competition was held from 28 November to 2 December in ten different venues at the premises of professional educational establishment and enterprises, which are social partners of the project. More than 160 students, including the ones from Vladimir and Yaroslavl, became participants of the event. The testing targeted 22 professional competences. These included web-design, preschool education, confectionery, laboratory medical analysis, refrigeration technology and air conditioning systems, cookery, entrepreneurship, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, welding technology, fashion, upkeep of agricultural equipment, electrical installation work, aircraft maintenance and repair services, operation of unmanned aerial vehicle and etc. It was the first time when qualified experts of the WorldSkills Russia Union from Orenburg, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Perm, the Moscow region and Mordovia participated in the regional championship. An expert from Kazan on "Laboratory Medical Analysis" Zulfia Kruglova expressed a high opinion of event organization and general training of participants.

In 2013, the Ulyanovsk region was one of the first entities of the Russian Federation to join the WorldSkills, and, according to the competent authorities, the movement on training of highly skilled professionals in accordance with the international standards has been actively developing here since then. As the First Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Uba noted, a number of achievements have been made while participating in this movement, and Ulyanovsk residents have repeatedly become winners and medalists of the All-Russian championship.

"In 2013, an Ulyanovsk resident was included into the Russian national team and represented it in the world championship in the Vehicle Mechanic sphere. This year a graduate of the College of Light Industry and Design became the winner of the national championship, and in 2017 she will be a member of the national team and will represent the country at the world competitions. In addition, last year the region became the winner of the federal tender on establishment of an interregional center of competences, which will become the main place for training of future champions. Next year, preliminaries of the National WorldSkills championship in the sphere of Transport and Logistics will be held in Ulyanovsk for the first time", - Ekaterina Uba said.

"It was the second time that I participated in the regional championship. As part of the competition task, I performed electric installation of equipment for continued use of gates at plants. It took me two months to get ready for the competition. At first, I examined schemes and carried out installation of electric equipment. I really hope to perform well during the preliminaries of All-Russian competitions", - commented Maxim Skulkin, the winner of the regional championship in the Electrical Installation Work competence.

School-age children participated in the V WorldSkills Russia Regional Competition for Young Professionals. A professional skills championship was organized for them. It included two competences: Engineering Design and Mobile Robotics.