Russia and China discussed joint application of WorldSkills tools in the sphere of employment policy

Russia and China discussed joint application of WorldSkills tools in the sphere of employment policy

On April 10, the Director General of Union “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia) Robert Urazov and the Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China Cu Xiao Ping had a meeting in Moscow. The parties discussed Russian-Chinese cooperation in the sphere of vocational education and means of joint application of the WorldSkills tools aimed at effective human resourcing for the economy.

The Russian party presented to its Chinese colleagues the initiatives introduced into the WorldSkills Russia movement as well as staff training system. Director for International Relations Alina Doskanova, and Technical Director Aleksey Tymchikov told at the meeting about the best domestic practices.

“During the WorldSkills Hi-Tech we had a chance to discuss the involvement of foreign companies in staff training. Our colleagues were interested in competitions on “professions of the future”, which are part of the FutureSkills project – a system of advanced staff training. Together with our colleagues from China, we will be able to develop such standards in these skills, that would not only meet the demands of the current economy of both our countries, but also the global challenges of the future economy,” said Alina Doskanova.

The parties have also discussed the possibility of joint recognition of the results of the WorldSkills Competition, so that the owners of SkillsPassports could be recognized by both Russian and Chinese enterprises. Today graduates of Russian TVET colleges, who successfully pass the Demonstrational Examination according to WorldSkills Standards, can receive a SkillsPassport. The document has already been recognized by such organizations as the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers and the Federal Agency for Labor and Employment.

People’s Republic of China has become the 53rd country to join the WorldSkills International movement in 2010. China has applied to host the 46th WorldSkills Competition together with Switzerland. In case of victory, the next WorldSkills Competition in 2021 will be held in Shanghai, and Russia will transfer the relay to China within the framework of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.