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Legendary Race Car Driver Vladimir Chagin becomes WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador

WorldSkills Kazan 2019 announced that recognized racing driver, Vladimir Chagin, will be named a WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador.

The announcement was made at the Red Square, in Moscow during a festive opening ceremony of the Silk Way Rally 2017, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mrs Olga Golodets.

Vladimir Chagin, a legendary athlete and renowned racer, is the seven-fold winner of the Dakar Rally in the truck class, the pilot of "KAMAZ-Master" team. Since 2013 he has been the head of the racing team "KAMAZ-master" and since 2015, the project leader of the International Silk Way Rally.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019, is the first time WorldSkills will be hosted in Russia. In August, 2019 over 1,300 Competitors from more than 60 countries, will attend the Competition at the International Exhibition Center Kazan Expo.

#SkillsForAll - Following the path to progress, purpose, and personal fulfillment

Not only is Rachael Carr proud of her career, she’s proud of the fact that her progress in a field she loves has been made on her own terms.

Starting her Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at 16 she joined UK defence, aerospace and security leader BAE Systems in 2006 on a three-year technical apprenticeship. More than a decade down the line, she is now a senior systems engineer – and someone whose WorldSkills experience and enduring belief in vocational skills makes her an ambassador for learning a trade and following a dream.

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#SkillsForAll - The building blocks of a successful career

As someone who works in the construction industry, Daniel Carlberg is only too aware of the importance of building from a solid foundation.

 And that principle applies to the 23-year-old Swede’s own career progression, which has been accelerated by his success at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, where he earned a Medallion for Excellence in Bricklaying.

Daniel says it’s “almost impossible” to fully relate all the ways his life has changed since his WorldSkills participation, but is adamant that his rapid career development over the last two years is due to the Competition enabling him to grow as a person.

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#SkillsForAll - Why following your dreams is nothing to fear

As Evelyn Piros rises up the ranks in the hospitality industry, she pinpoints her experience of skills competitions as the catalyst for her checking into a new career.

Having started out as a receptionist with Nordic Choice Hotels – one of Scandinavia’s top hotel chains – the 24-year-old has swiftly moved on to become a company trainer and, from this summer, a deployment coordinator. And Evelyn credits the silver medal she claimed in the hospitality category at last year’s EuroSkills in Gothenburg for giving her impetus and elevating her ambitions.

“It’s taught me to trust my own judgment in different decision-making processes,” she explains. “I’ve come to the conclusion that, if you can’t beat fear, do it scared!”

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Portuguese Competitors set their sights on WorldSkills success

Preparation is the catalyst for performance – and that’s why a squad of talented young people from Portugal have been getting first-hand experience of what the world’s largest vocational skills competition will involve.

The team that will represent Portugal at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 gained an insight into the tools and mindset required for success through the first of two week-long intensive training sessions ahead of the prestigious celebration of skills in the capital of the United Arab Emirates in October.

Competitors, Experts, and organizations gathered at one of the country’s top vocational training centers, in the city of Oporto, for a five-day preparation course that aimed to reproduce what the WorldSkills Portugal team will encounter in Abu Dhabi.

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