Kazan is to host WorldSkills, the world competition in the field of skilled professions in 2019: such is the outcome of the recent voting in Brazil, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science told Interfax on Aug. 11.
"The WorldSkills 2019 host has now been selected. After the voting, in which 57 WorldSkills member states took part, the Russian bid stands ahead of bids forwarded by Belgium and France, receiving 31 votes in the second round," the ministry said.
The Russian bid in Sao Paulo where the championship of this year was held, was presented by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets and Russian Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov.
"The Russian Government guarantees that the competitions will be held in full compliance with the rules and procedures of the international organization, that is, WorldSkills," the press service of the ministry cited Livanov as saying.
Russia became a member of the WorldSkills International back in 2012. The Russian ministry had repeatedly stated that an active penetration by the WorldSkills movement into Russia "encourages building contacts and exchanging advanced experience and know-how between industrial leaders, officials and professionals in the field of vocational education."
The ministry's press service also said that "participating in the competitions and the results they get, will serve competitors, their countries and world regions, as well as the educational institutions and companies from where they got their qualifications, as an efficient assessment of the quality of their work."
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