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WorldSkills Competitions

Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world skills competition which attracts more than 1,300 Competitors from more than 60 countries and regions. 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 56 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.

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.

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.


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 the Competition were Paris, France, and Charleroi, Belgium.

The Competition took place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. The 45th WorldSkills Competition brought together 1,354 young professionals representing 63 countries and regions to compete in 56 skills. The event was held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre where 1,304 Experts evaluated the Competitors’ work.

The 45th WorldSkills Competition brought together 1,354 young professionals representing 63 countries and regions to compete in 56 skills.


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Competitors and Experts were accommodated in the WorldSkills Village (the present-day Universiade Village). An array of cultural and entertainment events was organized at different locations around the city of Kazan timed to the Competition.



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