Official website of 45th WorldSkills Competition
The 45th edition of the WorldSkills Competition will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August, 2019. The event will be held at the KAZAN EXPO international exhibition centre, whose construction will be completed in 2018.
The WorldSkills Competition is a vocational education and skills excellence event where young specialists aged 25 and younger compete for medals in their chosen skill.
The WorldSkills Competition is held under the auspices of WorldSkills International (WSI), an international association aimed at increasing the prestige of vocational occupations and developing the standards of professional training and qualifications through the preparation and delivery of vocational education and skills excellence events.
Kazan was granted the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition after winning a vote by the WSI General Assembly in Sao Paulo (BRA), on August 10, 2015. The Tatarstan capital won the bid by beating Paris (France) and Charleroi (Belgium).
The Organising Committee for the 45th WorldSkills Competition was founded by the Executive Order of the Government of the Russian Federation in November 2015. Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Olga Golodets, was appointed Head of the Organising Committee. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan was announced as the designated coordinator for the organisation of the Competition; the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of the upcoming event.
The 45th WorldSkills Competition will bring together more than 1,500 young professionals representing over 60 countries who will compete in 50 skills. More than 2,000 Experts will evaluate their works. 2,000 volunteers from Russia and abroad will contribute to the staging of the event. It is expected that more than 250,000 spectators will attend the venue during the Competition. The JuniorSkills Competition will be held on the sidelines of the main event and see schoolchildren, aged 10-17 years, compete for medals in a range of skills.
Competitors and Experts of the event will be accommodated in the Competitors’ Village (the former Universiade Village). The Skills Culture Park will become the major cultural and entertainment centrepiece of the event.