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28 Aug 2019

Team Belarus wins four medals at WorldSkills International

Team Belarus wins four medals at WorldSkills International

KAZAN, 28 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian team claimed four medals at WorldSkills International in the competences Hairdressing, Web Technologies, Information Network Cabling and Fashion Technology, BelTA has learned.

Kseniya Shafranskaya of Belarus claimed the Best of Nation title. She showed the best result among her team members performing in the Hairdressing competency. The Brest-born hairdresser has been in the industry for 2.5 years constantly honing her skills through hairdressing courses and master classes.

The 45th WorldSkills Championships in Kazan was the most successful for Team Belarus. In January 2014 Belarus officially jointed WorldSkills International. Belarus took part in the 43rd edition of the championships in Sao Paulo (15 competencies) and in the 44th edition of the contest in Abu Dhabi (27 competencies). This year Team Belarus competed in 30 skills.

“Belarus has improved its standing in the country ranking being placed 15th. The progress is due to our experts. Every year participants need to accomplish increasingly difficult tasks at an increasingly shorter time. However, our specialists are growing professionally. The motivation of participants is just as important. This year not everyone managed to perform at their best, as a psychological factor impacted their performance,” Rector of the National Institute of Vocational Education Valery Golubovsky said.

China topped the ranking. It was followed by Russia and South Korea.

Winners and runners-up were awarded at a solemn closing ceremony at Kazan Arena. The flag of the WorldSkills Championships was handed over to representatives of China that is already gearing up for WorldSkills Shangai 2021.

Taking part in the award ceremony was Russian President Vladimir Putin. He passed the torch of the championships to the Chinese side.

The 45th edition of WorldSkills International took place in Kazan, Russia on 22-27 August. The program featured competitions in 56 skills. The championships in Kazan brought together more than 1,300 participants from 63 countries. Contestants demonstrated their skills in such competences as Construction and Building Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Social and Personal Services, Creative Arts and Fashion and also in the three new competences of the Future Skills Zone - quantum technology, industrial design and building information modeling (BIM).

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