December 16-17, Tashkent hosts the First Open Championship of Uzbekistan on working professions according to WorldSkills standards among young professionals from 18 to 25 years old.
These two days, competitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills accoding to 10 professional competencies:
• plumbing and heating;
• welding technology;
• dry construction and plastering;
• fashion technology;
• hotel administration;
• restaurant service;
• software solutions for business;
• electrical installation.
The championship which will be held at the premises of recently opened Monocenter for assisting the unemployed population “Ishga Markhamat”, located in Yashnabad district of the capital, will bring together young specialists from Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand and Shakhrisabz, the national teams of Tatarstan and Kazakhstan, participants from Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Association for the Development and Popularization of Working Professions with our support and support of the Union of Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia).
Currently, we together with the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations are implementing a project “Promoting Youth Employment in Uzbekistan”, funded by the “UNDP-Russian Federation for Development” Trust Fund and aimed at promoting employment in Uzbekistan, especially among young people (college and university graduates , young women, etc.) by assisting the Government of Uzbekistan in implementing a number of active labor market initiatives.
“WorldSkills International is an international non-profit movement aimed at increasing the prestige of working professions, status and standards of professional training around the world. Its main activity is the organization and conducting professional competitions of various levels for young people” – said Matilda Dimovska, Resident Representative, UNDP Uzbekistan.
The WorldSkills World Championship is held every two years, which is also called the Skills Olympics. Thus, from August 22 to 27, the 45th World Professional Skills Championship WorldSkills Kazan 2019 was held in Kazan (Russia), which became one of the largest in the history of competitions. It was attended by over 1 300 contestants from 63 countries and regions, who competed in 56 competencies.
The championship, held in Uzbekistan, pursues the same global goals - the popularization of working professions and raising the skills level of professionals, as well as the introduction of world standards in competency assessment into the national system of vocational and higher education.