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Lessons of professional excellence: SKILLS BAZAAR to take place on 19 May

Official events

13.05.2019, 08:23

Kazan entered the wind-down period of preparation for the 45th WorldSkills Competition. Skills Bazaar, so-called “Fair of Skills”, will be held on 19 May from 10 to 18 in the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. One of the most popular parks in Kazan will turn into a unique arena for demonstrating skills for a few hours on Sunday. Thematic areas representing different professional fields will be created there. Attendees will have a chance to take on the role of a florist or carpenter, confectioner or mobile robot technician.

“We are glad to invite everyone to our Fair of Skills. SKILLS BAZAAR will take place in Kazan for the second time: last year this event gathered 12,000 people. We hope to see our citizens and guests on 19 May in the Gorky Park. You will have an opportunity to soak up WorldSkills values, take part in workshops and explore the world of skills”, admitted Emil Gubaydullin, WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Project Executive.

Everyone will be able to participate in different workshops. The admission is free. 20 professional skills will be presented during SKILLS BAZAAR:

Cooking Workshop

The best chefs and confectioners from the Association of Cookery Experts of the Republic of Tatarstan will cook the most delicious dishes, share cooking secrets and lifehacks.

Mobile Robotics

If visitors choose this workshop, they will be able to work with robots under the guidance of experts from the Kazan Technical School of Information Technologies and Communication. A small logistics centre will be arranged, and mini robot race Robotoics Mini dancing show will be organized for kids. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about robotics history and capabilities of modern robots.

Customization Workshop

The slogan of this workshop is “New life of favorite possessions”. Customization is a trend, common way of self-expression. The experts of Kazan College of Technology and Design are ready to prove that fact. They will remake favorite possessions of visitors, personalize or refresh them. The most active participants will get presents: WorldSkills branded T-shirts, baseball caps, and beach bags.

Handicraft Workshop

Attendees will have a chance to get acquainted with modern handicraft techniques with the help of the “Iskusnitsa” handicraft studio team. Najia Galimova will conduct a workshop on making stylish headwear – kalfak. Najia is the author of dresses and accessories, artist, designer, Muslim style expert, and author of the book about nikakh (tatar traditional wedding ceremony).

Zephyr Clay Workshop

Zephyr clay is a kind of polymer clay, modern material, non-toxical, and user-friendly. It has a pleasant smell, and elastic texture. Sculpturing turns into meditation, this process is unputdownable. Experts of La Primavera studio will show how to use clay and conduct a workshop on flower sculpturing.

Blowing Shop

Glass-blowers from the Kazan National Science and Technology University will demonstrate the art of blowing, tell about glass and its history, and invite attendees to their workshops.


The team of the Kazan Construction College will hold a workshop on tile setting and cutting. Masters will set the images of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 mascots from the cut pieces of tiles in the format of mosaic.

Floristry Workshop

At the workshop on floristry, visitors will have a chance to create their own small floral masterpiece under the guidance of highly-qualified professionals – the winner of the “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia 2017) National Competition within the skill of “Floristry”, the chief florist of the “Oh, My Borsch!” studio Maxim Votyakov, and chief florists of the “Dari” flower studio. Traditionally, attendees will be able to take their hand-made bouquet with them.  

Tanning and Leather Crafting Workshop

Visitors will create name bracelets using special hammers. The process will occur under the strict guidance of the master – the owner of the BILBAU workshop Marat Bayramgulov. Participation is arranged on a first-come-first-served basis, attendees can take a hand-made bracelet with them!

Arts and Crafts

People tend to hand down secrets of Folk Art from generation to generation. If visitors attend this workshop during Skills Bazaar, they will have an opportunity to get a sense of the Art thanks to the guests from the Kazan Technical School of Arts and Crafts. The team of the technical school will perform workshops on wood carving and painting, making ceramic products with the help of a potter's wheel. Moreover, this workshop will demonstrate the execution of works in the skill “Jewelry inserts faceting”, where the contestant will show the way of phianite faceting.

Laser Technologies

“Quantorium” Technology Park Team (Naberezhnye Chelny) will demonstrate the fulfillment of tasks within the skill of “Laser Technologies”. Workshops will be conducted by the winners of the WorldSkills Competitions, who will tell attendees about the laser machine programming and manufacture of various products.

Concrete Workshop

Yes, it’s concrete! One of the most unusual workshops in Kazan will teach spectators to make unique interior items and accessories from concrete. Timur Zakirov – architect and designer, one of the founders and owners of the “GARAGE FACTORY” Industrial Design Studio, will control the process. The main principle of the master is the production of objects that combine functionality and natural aesthetics. The duration of the workshop is 1.5 hours.

Welding Art Workshop

Here, in the playing atmosphere and during the creative interaction, the team of “welders-superheroes” will teach visitors to create metal pieces of art, using modern welding equipment. All guests will be able to try themselves as welders, learn how to work with complex material and get a unique experience in a new profession. Through the initiative of artistic creativity, welding art is intended to become more accessible and understandable to the broad public audience.

Plastering and Dry Construction Workshop

Technical managers of the Saint-Gobain Academy (Moscow) will conduct workshops using “Gyprock” and “Weber-Vetonit” gypsum materials:

1. Gypsum plasterboard parting wall. Quick and correct installation. Choice of the right covering. Crash test of the gypsum plasterboard partitions.

2. Curvilineal constructions from gypsum board are easy to create! Sheet milling with one's own hands.

3. Effective sound insulation in the apartment. “Guess the melody of your neighbour” game

4. Creating surfaces using stencils and putty LR+

5. Creating the “Wood” surface finish with the putty LR+ and further painting

6. Wall carving from gypsum plaster.


Volga Region Ecology Company will conduct workshops on separate waste collection and production of goods using secondary raw material. Attendees will learn how to make pencil cases from PET bottles, stamps from caps, carton toys, anti-stress eco-friendly trinkets “take care of water”, and get to know about production of paintings using Kinusaiga fabric, and hazardous waste products, litter, and plastic garbage. In addition, ecologists will remind visitors of the principles of caring attitude to water consumption and focus on the fact that recyclable paper is a second life of paper.

Secondary raw material receiving centre will operate during the event. There will be a chance for everyone to bring useless recyclable paper, plastic bottles, household chemistry flasks, polystyrol packing, glass bottles, and cans.

IT Academy

IT Academy will conduct programming workshops:

Scratch is a visually simple and intuitively comprehensible way to get acquainted with programming. Scratch programming is visually similar to Constructor. Programming units are collected in different variations to create a required programming code. Codvarts will give children skills and terms universal for any programming language. Children will get to know the basics of programming while playing and solving computer and non-computer tasks.

Popular Minecraft game will become more interesting. Children will learn how to use and program robotized turtles.

Radio-controlled cars

Representatives of the auto-modelling club will conduct workshops on “drift”, “short course”, “buggy”, and “monster trail”. Here everyone can get acquainted with the construction of radio-controlled cars and realize that these cars are not children's toys; they are a real professional equipment! 

Beauty Workshops

Visitors will be able to attend workshops arranged by talented make-up artists and hairdressers. They will share secrets of makeup and hair styling, answer the questions regarding face and hair.

Photography Workshop

The team of the Professional College will tell the audience about the basics of studio photography. Participants can try themselves as photographers and models. Photo collage of graduates will be presented. In the same space, the director of the “Vidimy Svet” full cycle studio Timur Shaikhutdinov will conduct workshops.  

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality simulators, such as “Virtual Car Painting” and “Virtual Welding, will be available at the fair of skills – SKILLS BAZAAR.

Workshops for kids

KidSpace will organize many workshops for young visitors of SKILLS BAZAAR:

• Engineering design (children from 4 to 14)

• Weaving and platting (children from 5 to 14)

• Floristry (children 4+) 

• Drainback system installation (children from 6 to 14)

• Joinery (children 6+).

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer