The results of the regional professional excellence competition WorldSkills Russia were summed up in Penza. The students competed in 16 competences to get into the semi-finals of the national competitions.
While awarding winners and medallists, Oleg Yagov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Penza region, noted the importance of such events.
“Nowadays the requirements for labour-oriented professions are very high, and you have beaten the challenges posed. Every year the competition gathers an increasing number of participants. More and more young people are ready to test their skills. Go for it!”, Oleg Yagov stated.
In his address to the participants, Aleksandr Voronkov, Minister of Education, reported that Penza students and teaching staff have become winners and prize-winners of All-Russian competitions more than 10 times since 2013.
“Annually our students are among the winners of professional excellence competitions. Such results could not have been achieved without upgrading facilities and equipment that youngsters use while training and preparing for competitions. This year alone, about 25 million roubles have been allocated for these purposes from the regional budget,” the minister emphasised.
The competition of professional excellence WorldSkills Russia is held within the project “Training of highly-skilled workers and specialists in the light of modern standards and advanced technologies”.