Representatives of more than 50 enterprises within United Engine-Building Corporation, students at vocational schools and colleges, will take part in the championship scheduled for September 2015. The event is intended to help develop new attitudes in manpower training for UEC's high-priority fields and set professional branch standards based on the international experience.
As part of the championship, individual contests will be held in compliance with World Skills guidelines for such in-demand professional workers as: millers, turners, CNC machine programmers, design engineers (for CAD engineering graphics applications, prototype building). A business game, developed under TechnoBREAKTHROUGH program, is planned as well for the engineers.
The first championship organizers' meeting was held on 3 April. The project team, comprised of the representatives of “Salut”, UEC and World Skills expert community, visited the venue to evaluate its fitness for the event and space capacity. Key agreements were reached regarding the championship's organization and the plan of preliminary work was drawn in the course of the meeting.
WorldSkills contests are 3-day-long professional examination-type events intended to demonstrate and attest the specialists' competencies and qualification against international standards.
The foundation WorldSkills movement builds upon is represented by the expert community, amassing esteemed professionals, responsible for establishing the contest's categories and assignments, as well as calculating results by means of task-specific CIS system. CIS determines each contestant's rating based on the expert panel's judgment at each contest. The experts world-wide are brought together to hold regional, national or international WorldSkills events. This helps stimulate inter-professional communication, exchange of experience and encourages specialists to become a part of the professional elite.