The concept of the Kazan 2019 WorldSkills Competition, which is expected to provide the basis for the bid book, was presented during the World Skills Russia Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Labour Force General Assembly in St. Petersburg between November 27 and 29. Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects, Farid Abdulganiev, delivered a report on the work done in Tatarstan in this direction. The General Assembly participants welcomed Kazan's initiative to host the 2019 event and gathered signatures in support of this initiative.
The WorldSkills International (WSI) is a large-scale international movement whose main task is to promote working professions, to enhance the status and development of training standards and qualifications worldwide.The WorldSkills International is a platform where young professionals have the opportunity to express themselves and demonstrate their skills. Team members and experts are formed at the national WorldSkills championships in order to present their country further at the international tournaments.
Russia joined the international movement on May 17, 2012 at the General Assembly WSI, held in South Korea. The World Skills Russia Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Labour Force, established by the Russian Federation Government's Executive Order on October 8, was appointed as the governing body responsible for developing the WorldSkills movement in Russia. The Agency was founded by Russia's Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. It is headed by Pavel Chernykh, Technical Delegate from Russia in WorldSkills International and thought leader of the movement in Russia.