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Kazan to welcome WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Preparation Week

Official events

14.01.2019, 09:30

On 21-27 January 2019, WorldSkills Competition Preparation Week 2019 (CPW2019) will start in Kazan.

About 600 people from more than 60 Member countries and regions will take part in the week long activities. Competition Preparation Week is a key element in the planning for the WorldSkills Competition, as WorldSkills Champions, Official and Technical Delegates, Skill Management Teams, Team Leaders, and partners, attend to advance plans for the upcoming WorldSkills Competition.

In addition to planning meetings to finalize the logistical requirements of each of the 56 skills hosted at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, attendees will visit the Competition Venue, Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, to get acquainted with the infrastructure and services. Their visit will include a trip to WorldSkills Village, official home of the Competitors and Experts during the event.

A highlight of the week is the launch of One School – One Country, an educational programme - that pairs international teams with local schools. During One School – One Country international Competitors will learn more about Russian culture and customs, and local students will gain insight into skilled career options. Also, WorldSkills Workshops will be conducted in educational institutions across Tatarstan.

A wide range of events including the official start of the countdown clock in central Kazan and a WorldSkills Board meeting will be hosted during this week.

About WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will bring together more than 1,600 young professionals representing over 60 countries and regions who will compete in 56 skills. It will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. It is expected that more than 250,000 spectators will attend the Competition and associated events.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces 85 Russian regions and is one of the leading staff training projects.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer