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WorldSkills Kazan 2019 volunteer training kicks off


10.08.2019, 10:01

The volunteer training programme has been launched for the 45th WorldSkills Competition.

The programme is based on the principles of non-formal education and includes the best international practices for training coaches to work with volunteers. Competition volunteers are expected to take functional and venue-specific training.

During WorldSkills Kazan 2019, 3,500 volunteers will work in 97 various roles across 33 functional areas – at the Competition workshops, and in such services as Transport, Accreditation, Uniform, Food and Beverages, etc. They will also accompany the national delegations and provide support to residents and visitors of Kazan at the information points around the city.

President of WorldSkills International, Simon Bartley, and Deputy Director General of ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, Alexander Karpov, welcomed the volunteer team.

“The volunteer training programme will prepare you for your role at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, but I hope that the skills you acquire will lead to future opportunities beyond the Competition. I am grateful for your involvement and your commitment – enjoy it!” conveyed Simon Bartley.

In his speech, Alexander Karpov said, “Today the volunteers are diving in the project’s atmosphere to soon become part of the Competition Organizer team. The slogan of the event is ‘Skills for the Future’. Our volunteers are highly motivated because they are aware that their contribution to delivering the event is huge.”

Candidates from 90 countries submitted over 15,000 applications to be part of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 volunteer team.

Volunteers will assist the Competition Organizer team at each Competition venue. Over 2,500 people will work at Kazan Expo. Over 900 volunteers will have shifts at the Kazan Arena Stadium on the days of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Besides, the volunteers will lend a hand at the WorldSkills Village, Main International Centre, airport, railway stations, and other venues.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. More than 1,300 Competitors from 63 countries and regions will compete in 56 skills.

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 all 85 Russian regions and is one of priority vocational talent development projects.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer