Eurasian Competition Wraps in Russia

The Eurasian Competition was split into two phases. Remoted and face-to-face training and competitive scoring in a number of competencies took place from June through September. The second stage of the competition was held both in person and in remote format in September as part of the finals of the 10th Young Professionals National Competition in Saransk. The competition was co-hosted by the 14 international tournament participant countries.

The competition included 28 skills.

Participants and experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan competed in 12 skills in person on the Saransk venue. Over 100 foreign competitors were present on the venue.

Participants from Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Malaysia joined the distance competition in 22 skills. Brazil and Ghana joined the event out of official competition. Over 500 international participants and experts executed the test projects at 250 remoted venues - skills centres in the Greater Eurasian Partnership countries.

All participants in the Eurasian Competition received a certificate, as well as a Skills Passport, a special document confirming their practical skills.

The Eurasian Competition is a key stage of the Eurasian Skills Development Programme. It is a multi-level full-cycle system of specialist training, formation of a network of distributed venues and elaboration of advanced international industry standards, jobs and engineering skills necessary to create new jobs. The key targets of the programme are the improvement of professional training systems, the development of professional communities and the synchronization of training standards for the most popular and promising vocational professions, as well as the formation of an international system of independent assessment and recognition of skills in the countries of the Eurasian space.

'As part of the Eurasian Development Programme and its competition stage, each country presented its own technology and skills model, and we had the opportunity to see which ones have become benchmarks and can be recommended to countries for improving their national training systems,' said Alina Doskanova, Deputy Director General for International Relations of the Skills Development Agency.

The Russian National Skills team took the first place in the overall standings of the Distributed Eurasian Competition; runners-up were the team of the Republic of Belarus. The third place was taken by participants from China. The top 9 finalist countries also included Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Rector of the Belarusian Republican Institute of Vocational Education Valeriy Golubovskiy expressed gratitude to the hospitable host country and noted his willingness to participate in further projects of the Skills Development Agency.

 'It is a great honour for us to take part in competitions of this scale. This means development, new acquaintances, as well as exchange of knowledge and technologies that trickle down to the vocational education system,' he stated.