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“This visit is important because we have managed to make WorldSkills International delegates delve into organizational details of the WorldSkills Competition”, Emil Gubaydullin says

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18.10.2018, 06:00

These days, the annual WorldSkills International General Assembly is being held in Amsterdam. Russia is represented by the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 delegation led by Emil Gubaydullin, WSC2019 Project Manager, and WorldSkills Russia led by Robert Urazov, WorldSkills Russia Union General Director.

Anticipating the report of the Russian party, David Hoey, WorldSkills International Director, noted that the WorldSkills Kazan already significantly exceeds the level of the previous WorldSkills Competitions. As for today, 66 countries have applied to participate in the WorldSkills Kazan 2019. 1,630 people have registered. 1,507 experts are expected to take part in the event. 

56 skills are included in the main list of skills – 10% more than in the previous WorldSkills Competition. In addition to the core skills, the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 will become a platform for FutureSkills Competition and WorldSkills Juniors for young participants under 16.

Ranko Tepavcevic, Deputy Director General of ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, told about the preparation for the WorldSkills Kazan 2019. He focused on organizational issues and services for various client groups, including the system of accreditation of participants, and introduced the WorldSkills Village to delegates from all over the world, which will welcome participants of the Competition next year. 

Ekaterina Loshkareva, Deputy Director General for Research and Development of the Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) Union and WorldSkills International Official Delegate, presented the conference, FutureSkills Competition, and WorldSkills Juniors. She also put an emphasis on the Competition heritage. “Such an informative part of reports of the Russian party is arranged in order to explain the delegates how things happen and what activities they may be involved in”, she noted. The special stand constantly works at the Assembly, where delegates can ask questions about the upcoming event and obtain all the necessary information.  

Emil Gubaydullin, summarizing the results of his visit to Amsterdam, noted: “This visit is important because we have managed to make WorldSkills International delegates delve into organizational details of the WorldSkills Competition. Our task is to implement the event at the highest level and, therefore, it is important to develop expertise of the delegates from different countries in advance, provide them with opportunities, and expand the specifics in order to make them start the process of organizational preparation in their countries”. 

General Assembly of the WorldSkills International is a global platform for the strategic development of the WorldSkills movement including panel sessions of the representatives of all 79 WorldSkills International member-countries. 

Kazan is a world capital of the WorldSkills 2019. The main international event, WorldSkills Kazan 2019, will take place there. On 10 August 2015, Russia won the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition at the WorldSkills International (WSI) General Assembly, having been ahead of Paris and Charleroi after voting.

The competition will be held in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. Its main objectives are to attract the attention of society to the development of professional skills, increase their popularity, and create conditions for the establishment of high professional standards. The representatives of different professions compare this competition with the Olympic Games. More than 1,600 Competitors from more than 60 countries are expected to attend the Competition and compete in 56 skills.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer using materials published on