45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 in Kazan

45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 in Kazan

August 22 - 27,
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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 (1 Vystavochnaya, village of Bolshiye Kabany, Republic of Tatarstan).

Visitor information

Admission to WorldSkills Kazan 2019 is free. To attend the Competition, visitors will need to book an e-ticket here.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 45th WorldSkills Competition will be held at the Kazan Arena Stadium. The Opening Ceremony will take place on 22 August 2019. The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for 27 August 2019. You can purchase tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 here.

Make sure you have your e-ticket printed! The ticket scanner may not read the bar code from the screen of a mobile phone if the screen is damaged or if the battery is low.

About competition

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 WorldSkills Competition Organizer led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova was founded by the Russian Federation Government Executive Order No №2429-р of 27 November 2015. The WorldSkills Kazan 2019 is organized by the WorldSkills International, Russian operator of the WorldSkills movement – the Union of “Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia)” Professional Communities and Workforce Development Agency”, and ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects (Kazan).

The 45th WorldSkills Competition will bring together more than 1,400 young professionals representing 63 countries and regions who will compete in 56 skills. Up to 1,300 Experts will evaluate their works. 3,500 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 WorldSkills Juniors 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 WorldSkills Village (the former Universiade Village). An array of cultural and entertainment events will be held at different locations around the city of Kazan.

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