Representatives of WorldSkills International visit Volunteer Recruiting Centre in Kazan
On 28 March, Alex Musial, WorldSkills International representative and “One school – one country” Project Manager, visited the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Volunteer Recruiting Centre. She had a sightseeing tour around Kazan, talked to journalists and recruiters.
“I am very glad to be here today, next to you. Out meeting impressed me. As far as I see, you have done and have been doing a great job preparing for the Competition”, noted Alex Musial in a conversation with young people.
According to the results of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Volunteer Campaign, more than 15,000 applications were received from the representatives of 90 countries. The campaign lasted 437 days. In total, 3,500 volunteers are expected to be involved in the Competition. 3,000 volunteers from Kazan and Tatarstan, 400 representatives of Russian regions, and 100 international volunteers are among them.
The average age of the candidates is 22-23 years. The most experienced candidate is 81 (born in 1938, Moscow Oblast), the youngest candidates will turn 14 in 2019 (they are from Kazan).
Volunteers from CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Belarus, Ukraine), India, China, United Arab Emirates, Germany are among the most active foreign volunteers. Moreover, volunteers from Australia, Brazil, Argentina, USA, Republic of South Africa and Seychelles Islands would like to take part in the event.
The most popular and highly-demanded functional areas are Ceremonies, Event Services, National Team Attaché, Competition Venue. 78% of volunteers will be responsible for services, 10% of volunteers will be in charge of competition venues, 8% of volunteers will occupy a position of Attaché, and the remaining 4% will become city volunteers.
In total, volunteers will be involved in 33 functional areas and take 97 different positions and roles within each Skill at competition venues, in service areas (transportation, accreditation, equipment, catering, etc.), some of them will accompany national teams, and provide guests and locals with information. 2,500 volunteers will work during the Competition at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre.
The application period for volunteers of the Competition started on 20 October 2017 in Sochi at the World Festival of Youth and Students. Volunteer movement representatives from 85 Russian regions attended the ceremony. According to the results of the open All-Russian Competition for the right to become a volunteer recruiting centre, 15 centers in charge of Russian volunteers’ recruitment, selection and training were chosen.
Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer