About team

The Union "Young Professionals" (WorldSkills Russia) has been an official representative of the WorldSkills international movement in Russia since 2012 and covers all regions of the country.

Every two years one of the 82 WorldSkills member states hosts an international skills competition. In 2019, the event will be hosted by Russia for the first time and will be held in the capital of the Tatarstan republic from August 22 to 27. Some 1,300 young professionals representing 63 countries will gather at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 to compete in 56 basic skills. The WorldSkills Russia national team will represent its country at world competition for the fourth time.

The WorldSkills Russia national team is a group of contestants representing Russia at international skills competitions. Team members for each competition are selected among finalists of "Young Professionals" (WorldSkills Russia) National Competition or special contests.

Having participated in the WorldSkills international movement for seven years, the Russian national team has made tremendous progress moving up from the last position at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 hosted by Germany to 5th position at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and 1st place at EuroSkills Budapest 2018.

The Russian team at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 comprises 14 female and 49 male contestants aged between 18 and 25. They represent the Arkhangelsk, Bryansk, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kostroma, Kurgan, Leningrad, Lipetsk, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Oryol, Ryazan, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Tula, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl regions, Krasnodar and Krasnoyarsk Territories, the republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, the Chuvash Republic, and Moscow.

Russia’s WorldSkills national team for WorldSkills Kazan 2019 will also include 17 junior competitors. They will represent Russia alongside adult participants. The junior team is comprised of participants of selection events, which took place in St.Petersburg in December 2018, and medalists of competitions that meet the WorldSkills standards.

Young professionals who will take part in the upcoming international competition are aged between 12 and 16 and come from seven Russian regions – Moscow, the republics of Tatarstan and Buryatia, the Krasnodar Territory, Tomsk, Samara and Novosibirsk regions. They will compete in 13 skills, namely "Graphic Design Technology", "Web Design and Development", "IT Network Systems Administration", "Electrical Installations", "Industrial Control", "Plumbing and Heating", "Restaurant Service", "Industrial Robotics", "Mobile Robotics", "Polymechanics and Automation", "UAV Operation", "Hairdressing", and "Painting and Decorating." 13 experts and 13 trainers have prepared them for competitions.

Apart from Russia, the UAE, Macao (China), Taiwan (China), Belarus, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Armenia, Poland, Portugal, France, Slovakia, and the Netherlands will send their junior competitors to WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Junior contestants will participate in WordSkills international competition for the second time. In 2017, Russian students represented their country for the first time at the Abu Dhabi contest. They competed in three skills: "Mobile Robotics", "Electrical Installations" and "Graphic Design Technology".

WorldSkills Competitions have been held since 1950. Russia first participated in 2013, when Germany hosted WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. This big event brought together 1,000 participants from 52 countries, who competed in 46 skills. Russia along with Chile, Estonia, Iceland, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia ranked last, or 41st.

Apart from international competitions, WorldSkills holds European contests every two years. EuroSkills 2014 became one of key stages in the Russian team’s preparations for WorldSkills International 2015. The contest hosted by France featured 41 skills. The Russian team’s final results were 6,947 points, 11th position, and one Medallion for Excellence.

WorldSkills Sao Polo 2015, the 43rd international skill competition hosted by Brazil, attracted contestants from 70 countries. Russia was represented by 32 participants from 13 regions. The country’s team came 14th in the team ranking, up 27 positions from its debut results at the WorldSkills 2013 competition in Leipzig, Germany. Our team won six Medallions for Excellence.

In December 2016, the Swedish city of Gothenburg hosted EuroSkills 2016. Nearly 500 students from 28 European countries competed in 44 skills. The Russian team comprised 43 best young professionals from 18 Russian regions. The team came 1st in the team ranking scoring a total of 15,882 points in all skills, followed by the Netherlands and Austria. The team also ranked 7th by medals and won 11 Medallions for Excellence.

1,300 young professionals from 77 WorldSkills member states competed at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the 44th international competition. The WorldSkills Russia team comprising 58 contestants from 22 Russian regions represented our country at international competition for the third time.

Russia ranked 1st in the team rating by points, followed by Brazil and China, and 5th by medals after winning six gold, four silver, one bronze and 21 Medallions for Excellence.

In September 2018, Hungary's capital, Budapest, hosted EuroSkills Budapest 2018. Over 600 contestants and over 600 experts from 28 European countries took part in EuroSkills Budapest 2018. They competed in 41 skills. The WorldSkills Russia team comprised 48 members.

The Russian national team ranked 1st by both total medals and points scored, followed by Austria and France. The team won nine gold, eight silver and two bronze medals, and 10 Medallions of Excellence.


  42 WSC 2013
IV Euro 2014
43 WSC 2015
Sao Paulo
Euro 2016
44 WSC 2017
Abu Dhabi
VI Euro 2018
45 WSC 2019
Competitor 1000 450 1189 500 1300 600 1300
Member country 52 25 62 28 59 29 63
Skills 46 41 50 44 52 41 56
All places 41 25 45
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WSR place 41 11
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WSR points 6 272 6 947 14 256 15 882 35 461 26 524
WSR medals 0 1 MOE 6 MOE 2 Gold
2 Silver
1 Bronze
11 MOE
6 Gold
4 Silver
1 Bronze
21 MOE
9 Gold
8 Silver
2 Bronze
11 МОЕ
WSR competitors 15 21 32 43 58 48 63
WSR skills 14 15 30 36 52 41 56
1. Korea
2. Switzerland
3. Taiwan
1. Austria
2. France
3. Finland
1. Brazil
2. Korea
3. Japan
1. Austria
2. Finland
3. France
1. China
2. Korea
3. Switzerland
1. Russia
2. Austria
3. France