From the 16th to the 20th of November, Alabuga International School students took part in the Worldskills Russia Juniors in Kazan for the first time. Our boys from grade 8 lived in the Universiade Village and competed in the assembly and programming of robots at the regional level for 5 days.
It was the first time our school participated in such an event. This year, Alabuga International School students reached the age of the youngest category of 12-14 years old and were prepared enough to take part in the mobile robotics championship. Two teams took part in the competition from our school: Nariman Shafikov and Mark Semivolkov, and also Timur Uguz and Ilyas Davletshin.
“Our school has a great technical base. We wanted to test our skills for a long time, and Worldskills is only the first step. This is our start because as the children grow up we grow with them as well. The internal competition will become more interesting and difficult when other students will grow up. The elder category will appear. "- said the robotics teacher and mentor Maxim Nikitin.
The main mission of the junior movement is to provide an opportunity to consciously choose a profession in a rapidly changing world. The championship helped Nariman Shafikov, a student of our school, to make sure his choice of the educational trajectory was right. “Programming is for me! We programmed well and assembled quickly, we even had time left. Because we trained for 2-3 hours a day for two weeks before the championship, and then in our free time after the competition: I didn't want to get last place. "
WorldSkills junior tournaments are the adaptation of adult competence, taking into account the age characteristics and capabilities of young competitors. The Championship allows you to try your hand at a specific specialty, as well as to get information about it directly from the representatives of the professional community, to understand career prospects and the structure of the industry
from the inside.
Nariman Shafikov and Mark Semivolkov deservedly brought the 2nd place to our school, losing first place to the silver medalist of the All-Russian Worldskills Junior Mobile Robotics Championship of last year. Congratulations!