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Over 200 students expected to participate in WorldSkills event in Russia’s Ufa

February 13, 3:18 UTC+3 UFA

The events will take place on February 13-17 at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University as well as at some other educational facilities

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UFA, February 13. /TASS/. The second regional WorldSkills competition will open in Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan, on Monday, a source in the regional government told TASS. Apart from the WorldSkills event, Ufa will also host a JuniorSkills competition.

The events will take place on February 13-17 at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University as well as at some other educational facilities.

"Over 100 of the best students of 60 educational institutions, aged from 16 to 22, will take part in the WorldSkills competition, while 150 school kids from the country’s 31 regions, aged 10 to 17, are expected to participate in the JuniorSkills event," the source said.

The WorldSkills event includes 23 competencies: software solutions for businesses, web design, system administration, entrepreneurship, floristics, graphic design, preschool teaching, video editing, welding technology and electrical work to name a few. Most of the competencies are in line with the most in-demand professions.

The JuniorSkills competencies include mobile robotics, system administration, electrical work, prototyping, CAD engineering design and chemical analysis.

"The WorldSkills competitions are held every two years in various countries. As many as 75 countries support the movement. Participants demonstrate their technical ability, individual traits and teamwork skills while solving tasks which are as close as possible to real life," the JuniorSkills regional coordinator Albina Balchugova said.

According to her, winners of the regional competition will have a chance to participate in a nationwide event.

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