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A Russian journal “Vocational education” has recently published an article by Petri Lempinen, an ETF expert and country manager for the Russian Federation.
Mr Lempinen writes about skills competition and Russia joining them.
Skills competitions can be used as a tool to develop vocational education and training, if competitions are connected to everyday teaching and other activities of VET colleges. This will take years to achieve as example from Finland has showed, but in the end efforts will be rewarded.
Russian Federation has joined the World Skills International, a non profit organisation to promote worldwide awareness of the contribution that skills and high standards of competence make to the achievement of economic success and individual fulfilment. Membership in WSI makes Russians a family member of “Olympic Games of the vocational training“. It is also an excellent piece of news to all friends of skills competitions.
Mr Lempinen’s article is in Russian. It is followed by English translation.