The qualifying stage of the All-Ukrainian competition of professional skills WorldSkills Ukraine 2022 for young professionals and schoolchildren will begin in October this year in Ukraine.
The competition consists of two stages - regional and all-Ukrainian - and lasts two years. Selection for the competition in the regions will take place in October-November this year, and the final at the national level in April-May 2022.
This year, the competition will be held in 18 competencies, of which 12 are for students of vocational education institutions and skilled workers and six are for schoolchildren. Test Projects for most competencies are already available at worldskillsukraine.org. The essence of the tasks is for the participants to demonstrate their practical skills at the set time.
The organizers of the competition are the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Institute for the Modernization of the Content of Education, the Federation of Employers of Ukraine with the support of the Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine and the Ukrmetallurgprom association.
Metinvest Group will also act as a traditional sponsor of the competition. The company of Rinat Akhmetov and Vadim Novinsky will support the competition of turners, locksmiths, electricians, welders, locomotive driver assistants, crane drivers, fireproofers.
“Metinvest has become a partner of WorldSkills Ukraine since the competition was founded in 2016. This is another confirmation of the fact that we are consistently engaged in the reform of technical education in the country. Over 15 years of operation, Metinvest has invested UAH 180 million in education. With the support of the Group, 57 professional and 50 educational standards have been introduced in Ukraine. Finally, we are building the first mining and metallurgical university in Ukraine Metinvest Polytechnic. We do all this so that young people find themselves in professions, and Ukrainians can be proud of the development of technologies in their country, ”commented Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group.
This year Metinvest initiated additional projects and events for experts, contestants, teachers and schoolchildren that will help popularize technical professions and raise vocational education standards.
Association Worldskills International was founded in 1946. This is the largest competition in the world: the competition is held in 85 countries. Ukraine became a member of Worldskills International in 2016.