I. Metshin about application of Kazan to host «WorldSkills»
of Kazan to host the «WorldSkills» championship is not only an honor for us,
but also a great responsibility. Our city has joined the global movement
«WorldSkills» three years ago. Kazan and Tatarstan are leaders among Russian
cities and regions on the number of participants in past championships: in our city
the second and third national competition «WorldSkills» were held, which united
all the members of the Russian team to prepare for the «WorldSkills» at the
accumulated vast experience in the organization of big world events. During the
preparation for the Universiade, we have improved the infrastructure of the
city, built a large number of modern sports facilities; the transport structure
of the city has been completely renovated. And now we are preparing for major
events at the global level, such as championships FINA and FIFA. We will do
everything to carry out these important competitions at the highest level. And if
Kazan will win the right to host the international tournament «WorldSkills», it
will not be an exception!
«WorldSkills» is what our young people need. Now we can see the greatest
interest in the competition from the young people, the business community and the
Government. More than 40% of the population of Kazan is young people aged up to
30 years old; more than 150 thousand students live in the city. We have an
effective working system to support innovations, which includes the "Idea"
Technopark , "Himgrad" Technopolis, that attract young
professionals from many regions of our country and from abroad. So I'm sure
that Kazan is ready to host the international championship «WorldSkills» at 100%!
It will be a new field for the development and co-operation with foreign
partners for us.