Worldskills Russia and WorldSkills Asia have completed Asian Skills Camp 2021 training for the countries of the Asia-Pacific region
On June 24, the Asian Skills Camp 2021 was completed for competitors and experts from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and guest competitors from other countries. The training was participated by 29 countries, including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Vietnam, Ghana, Egypt, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Panama, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the Philippines, Croatia, South Korea, and Japan. The event was organized by WorldSkills Russia and WorldSkills Asia.
The training was held in the online-offline format and included a theoretical and practical part, during which participants had access to advanced Russian digital polygons with the possibility of remote control of equipment and completed test projects from distributed sites in their countries. Within the framework of the Asian Skills Camp, 8 digital skills were trained: Mobile Application Development, Industrial Design Technology, Machine Learning and Big Data, Web Technologies, Aerial Robotics, 3D Digital Game Art, IT Network Systems Administration, Enterprise Information Systems Security.
The key objectives of the training are to build a network of interaction with Asian countries, develop new formats of cooperation in the field of vocational education, as well as develop world-class skills among experts as carriers of best practices for further improvement of the personnel training system in the conditions of digitalization of the labour market in the Asia-Pacific countries.
The Sakhalin Region, which is a candidate for hosting WorldSkills Asia Competition in 2025/2027, became the host region of the training. Sakhalin has a favorable geographical position for this among Asian countries, and also has extensive experience in participating in the movement and holding competitions according to the WorldSkills standards (including WorldSkills Russia National Competition 2018). Following the results of the Asian Skills Camp, the region proved its readiness to organize such a large-scale event.
“Within the framework of the Asian Skills Camp, Russian experts, in partnership with foreign colleagues, created and conducted unique training programmes that will later be implemented in the competition systems and national training systems of partner countries in order to improve the quality of graduates’ skills and effective employment of the population. Together with WorldSkills Asia, we have developed and successfully tested remote technologies and digital solutions, which we now plan to scale for the WorldSkills Asia Competition, the host region of which, we hope, will be the Sakhalin Region,” – says Alina Doskanova,WorldSkills Russia Deputy Director General for International Relations and WorldSkills Asia Board member.
The participation of Asian countries in the Skills Camp contributes to the development of professional communities and synchronization of vocational training standards for the most popular and promising skills for the Asia-Pacific countries, as well as the emergence of tools for recognizing qualifications.
The participants will be able to apply the knowledge gained during the event within the framework of Online Friendly Game for Asian countries, which will be held from July 5 to August 15 and will also be supported by WorldSkills Russia as the host for 10 skills. Russian experts will hold a competition in 6 skills of the main age group: Mobile Application Development, Industrial Design Technology, Machine Learning and Big Data, Web Technologies IT Network Systems Administration, Enterprise Information Systems Security and in 3 Junior skills: Web Technologies, Aerial Robotics, 3D Digital Game Art. In addition, the members of the Russian National Team will compete in all the above-mentioned skills.