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Russian school children won three gold medals at the international presentation JuniorSkills competition, held under the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The mini-championship for school children aged 14 to 16 was hosted on the world level for the first time. The participants included countries such as Russia, UAE, Finland and Belarus. School children competed in professional skills in 3 competencies: graphic design, mobile robotic technologies and electric wiring. In each of these competencies, the gold was won by the WorldSkills Russia Junior national team.

The first place in the graphic design was granted to Darya Fradkina from Saint-Petersburg. The gold medal in mobile robotic technologies was awarded to the team of Sofia Gorpenko and Roman Magonov from the Republic of Tatarstan.

The gold medal in the electric wiring competency was awarded to the Chelyabinsk pupils Maksim Alzhanov and Daniil Kalinin. The boys represented Rosatom public corporation, which since 2014 has been holding corporate competitions according to the WorldSkills standards among the production facilities and school children of sponsored schools.

According to the CEO of Young professionals Union (WorldSkills Russia) Robert Urazov, the school competitions were held on the world level for the first time, though the demand for them has already been for a long time. "Many countries of this movement use  WorldSkills  tools for professional counselling of the new generation,  and the championship in Abu Dhabi may serve the start to promote school children competitions on the global international levek,"  noted Robert Urazov.

At the International presentation JuniorSkills competition under WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the Russian Junior national team was represented by 11 participants from Khabarovsk and Krasnodar krais, Murmansk, Chelyabinsk regions and Saint-Petersburg. The team includes the participants representing corporations: Rosatom and IEK.

44th  WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017  competition was  held from  14  October in the capital of the United Arab Emirates,  gathering  1300  young professionals from  77  member countries  of the international movement to compete for the medals in  52  competencies.  The results  were announced today..  The  WorldSkills Russia national team including  58  competitors has been representing the country for the third time in the world championship:  for the first time Russia competed on the global level in  2013  in Leipzig,  and for the second  -  in  San-Paolo,  Brazil  where it won and brought back  6  medals for professionalism.    

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