The first IT-Tech National Competition according to the WorldSkills Standards to be held in Kazan

The first IT-Tech National Competition according to the WorldSkills Standards to be held in Kazan

The Union ‘Young professionals’ WorldSkills Russia, Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan agreed on joint preparation and hosting the WorldSkills IT-Tech National Competition. The event will take place in December 2017 in Kazan.

The agreement on cooperation was signed at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF2017) by the minister of communications of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Director General of the Union ‘Young Professionals’ (WorldSkills Russia) Robert Urazov. The agreement also features the responsibilities on establishing a joint Working Group and Competition Management Team as well as a plan of activities for the preparation and holding the WorldSkills IT-Tech National Competition until December 31.

Students of vocational universities and colleges together with employees of the largest enterprises including Kaspersky Lab, Cyber Russia, Rostelekom and “Firma “1C” are to participate at the competitions. All the competitors must be under 28 years old.

Competition programme will include the main skills of the IT-block: IT Network Systems Administration, Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD, IT Software Solutions for Business, Web Design, Mobile Robotics and qualifications of the FutureSkills block.

“We feature qualifications represented at all international competitions. IT-tech will also become a platform for testing skills of the FutureSkills programme in the IT sphere. These are future skills demanded by employers today: development of machine learning algorithms, big data analyses, information security,” said Director General of ‘Young professionals’ (WorldSkills Russia) Robert Urazov.

Students and specialists are to prove their expertise in such future skills as Industrial Internet of Things, Information Security, Trunk Communication Lines, Construction and Operation of Fiber-optic Communication Lines, Development of Mobile Applications, and Machine Learning.

WorldSkills IT-Tech National Competition is to become the second industry competition in the framework of the WorldSkills Russia movement. Since 2014, Russia has been holding industry skills competitions among workers of domestic industrial enterprises.  Winners of industrial skills competitions then perform at the WorldSkills Hi-Tech Competition held annually in Yekaterinburg.

“We want to launch five industry skills competitions according to the WorldSkills Standards: Hi-Tech, IT-Tech, and competitions in the sphere of construction, agriculture and energy. Thus we will be able to provide world level professionals for the main branches of  our national economy as well as create an Expert Community among specialists of top-level companies for our students,” said Robert Urazov.



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