22 - 27 August 2019

WorldSkills Kazan 2019 team of volunteers to go to Sakhalin


07.08.2018, 09:35

20 volunteers from Tatarstan, Krasnodar Krai, Karelia, Sverdlovsk, Irkutsk, and Novosibirsk Oblast make up a volunteers team of the 6th WorldSkills Russia National Competition 2018 that will take place on 8-12 August in Yuzhnosakhalinsk. The volunteers will learn new experience together with other volunteers of a team consisting of more than 700 persons from 38 regions of the Russian Federation.

They will contribute to delivery of the 6th WorldSkills Russia National Competition featuring 62 skills and 15 functional areas. The Kazan Volunteers team, representing WorldSkills Kazan 2019, includes different functions – Attaché, Protocol, Business Programme, Excursions, and Catering.

"We are finally here! We were astonished by the weather and beauty of the nature. Volunteers of Sakhalin gave us a warm welcome, provided a comfortable accommodation and tasty meal," shared his first impressions Radion Rafikof of Kazan Volunteers. "We also received our uniform, accreditation and just took a look around. A pleasant surprise was awaiting us in the evening, as we saw an Opening Ceremony of the student campus. We participated in fireworks and light shows and it inspired us a lot and made us think and appreciate the fact we were there, in Sakhalin.  Tomorrow we are having our first trainings already. My functional area is an important one, I am a Catering volunteer. And I am a "regular" doctor of our delegation. So the most valuable thing, the health of our participants and guests, is literally in my hands!"

All volunteers of the national competition will receive a number of services including uniform, meals, and transfer. Volunteers from other cities will be provided with an accommodation, cultural programme, and excursions. The motivational programme will feature unique trainings and workshops delivered by WorldSkills Experts and guests of the event.

15 activists from the Republic of Tatarstan and 5 representatives of regional recruiting centres were granted a chance to take part in this competition and represent WorldSkills Kazan 2019 volunteer movement. For a year the volunteers participated in an informational campaign of the world competition and its volunteer programme as well as in various projects for volunteers. As a result, the were more than 8,000 applications from volunteers from Russia and abroad.

This experience will serve the Kazan team in May 2019 when they will organize a national competition at the Kazan Expo in the lead-up to WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

We remind that Russia is getting ready to host the 45th edition of WorldSkills Competition that will take place on 22-27 August 2019 in Kazan. Over 1,600 young professionals from more than 60 countries will compete in 56 skills. More than 1,500 Experts will evaluate their performace. 3,500 volunteers from Russia and other countries will contribute to organisation of the competition. The site is expected to be visited by 250,000 spectators. 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.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer