Vladimir Putin about Worldskills national finals: “For the first time many things look as if they are from a science fiction film”

: Kremlin.ru | http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/52017

On May 27, Vladimir Putin visited the Finals of the fourth National Championship of Working Professions “Young Professionals” WorldSkills Russia, which was held at the site of Crocus-Expo in the Moscow Region, and met with the competition participants.

The President talked to the experts and finalists of the competition having the following competences: “Turning and Milling on CNC Machines”, “Mechatronics”, “Mobile Robotics” and “Welding Technology”.

“For the first time, many things look as if they are from a fiction film. And quite young specialists are working, - Vladimir Putin noticed. – For 4 years we’ve had a major growth of interest in working professions, I’m very curious myself “.

The results of the National Finals, on the basis of which the national team of Russia will be formed to participate in the World Championship Worldskills in Abu Dhabi (UAE), will be announced at the closing ceremony of the competition on May 27, in the evening.

“I wish you good luck. I wish you good luck both at the upcoming competitions in the United Arab Emirates, and, of course, later in Kazan in 2019,” – said the President of Russia.

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The National Championship “Young Professionals” was held on May 23-27 at the site of Crocus-Expo. Young representatives of working professions (18-22 years old) from 64 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and 17 foreign countries as well juniors of 10-17 years old participated in the competition.