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24 January 2019

Official start of WorldSkills Countdown Clock in Kazan

On 24 January, the WorldSkills Competition countdown clock was revealed in the historic centre of Kazan – on Baumana street.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, President of WorldSkills International Simon Bartley, Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, and Director General of the Young Professionals Union (Worldskills Russia) Robert Urazov attended the ceremony.

A new WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador was announced during the event.  Russian chef and TV host, Konstantin Ivlev became a new Ambassador. 

About WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will bring together more than 1,600 young professionals representing over 60 countries and regions who will compete in 56 skills. It will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. It is expected that more than 250,000 spectators will attend the Competition and associated events. 

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces 85 Russian regions and is one of the leading staff training projects.

- Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer