DigitalSkills 2021 championship kicks off

23 September 2021, Thursday

Yesterday, the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre hosted the opening ceremony of the 3rd DigitalSkills, a sectoral championship in information technologies by WorldSkills standards.

The ceremony was attended by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media Maksut Shadaev.

The championship is aimed at developing education system and human resources for the country’s digital economy. Some 289 competitors, including students of secondary and higher education, employees of SMEs and large businesses, are taking part in the competitions in 35 skills. Their abilities are being assessed by 285 experts. The competitors include students from 18 universities, 53 colleges, 7 schools, as well as employees of 19 companies from 29 regions of the country.

Traditionally, FutureSkills form a significant part of the championship skills. It is one of the priority initiatives of the Young Professionals movement aimed at advanced training of personnel. Its development is driven by rapid global changes in technology and production that dictate new demands on workforce and training.

The Championship closing and award ceremony will take place on September 24, 2021 on the territory of the Kazan Expo.

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