The venue saw the plant employees, students of primary and secondary vocational schools of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region. The winners of regional and national preliminaries build up a team that will represent Russia at the global WorldSkills Competition which will take place July 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.
WorldSkills contests are strategically important in terms of development of the system of vocational education which is being facilitated in Russia by the Fund of Social Protection “Education to the Society” supported by the RF Ministry for Education and Science. In 2012, Russia officially became the 60th Member of WorldSkills International.
The head of WorldSkills Russia project in Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region Oleg Nikitin highlighted, “It should come with no surprise that the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has been chosen as a ground for regional preliminary competition of WorldSkills Russia. Our intention was to make young participants feel the touch of real state-of-the-art high-tech enterprise which is not only an ideal place for future specialists to see studying premises but also try hand in real production and feel like the part of the working team.