MMK-Supported College Wins Silver at WorldSkills 2019

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, August 30, 2019. Vadim Akhmetov and Vladislav Yevdokimov, two students of Magnitogorsk Polytechnic School (founded at the initiative of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works/MMK), won silver in Industry 4.0 at the 45th WorldSkills 2019 Championship in Kazan, MMK’s Information & PR Department reports.

‘The section on Future Skills has been introduced in the championship for the first time in the history of the WorldSkills Movement. In this particular category, WorldSkills contestants compete in the kinds of blue-collar job skills that are needed in hi tech production and digital economy. For three days, 169 participants from 16 different countries tried to prove they are the No.1 professionals in the jobs that are only starting to acquire a proper status in the world economy. Future Skills comprised 25 different subcategories all in all,’ the company says.

Students of Magnitogorsk Polytechnic School Vadim Akhmetov and Vladislav Yevdokimov, represented Russia in Industry 4.0 and won silver in the competition, outstripping the teams competing for Germany, China, and the Netherlands. Both students are majoring in Tech Process & Production Automation; Yevdokimov is in his second year and Akhmetov is in his fifth year of studies at the moment. Interestingly enough, the invitation to enter the world championship competition only arrived in May, so the two students’ teachers and expert coaches managed to get them ready for the championship in under three months.

‘Magnitogorsk Polytechnic School has been training students in Mechatronics for many years now. MMK contributed extensively to both the training process and the funding and development of the learning resources for the purpose,’ MMK says.


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