Students of the Future of White Metallurgy educational program created by ChelPipe Group won 10 medals at the Young Professionals, 7th Open Regional Championship (WorldSkills Russia), coming in ninth place overall out of the 79 educational institutions in the region that participated in the competition. The future white metallurgists performed in eight skill categories: Reverse Engineering, Industrial Robotics, Prototyping, CAD Engineering Design, Turning Work on CNC Machines, Industrial Automation, Industrial Mechanics and Installation, and Electrical Installation.
In the Industrial Robotics skill, gold medals were awarded to Lev Popov and the team of Timur Sadreev and Ilya Belokozovich in the Juniors category (14 to 16 years of age). For the Reverse Engineering skill, Nikita Kuznetsov was the winner, Andrei Tarasov won the silver medal, and Alexander Gimazetdinov and Ruslan Sultangaliev won bronze. In the Industrial Mechanics and Installation category, Andrei Efimov received the gold medal, and Nikolai Perminov received the silver medal. In addition, Ivan Semeyshchev won the gold medal in the Industrial Automation skill, and Vadim Gallyamov won the silver medal for Prototyping.
The winners of the regional championship will continue preparations for the next stage of the competition, the National Championship of Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia), which will be held on May 20–24, 2019, in Kazan.
In the six years that they have been participating in the WorldSkills championships, the students and graduates of the ChelPipe Group educational program Future of White Metallurgy have won 104 medals. Professional skill competitions are an opportunity to demonstrate one's knowledge and ability to solve complex technical problems and assert oneself for further career developmentHead of the Vocational Guidance and Personnel Training Division, Department for Implementation of the Future of White Metallurgy Program
In addition to the competition program, the ChelPipe Group held excursions for 120 ninth-graders at its Educational Center in Pervouralsk, where the schoolchildren were introduced to the Future of White Metallurgy corporate educational program and the procedures of the WorldSkills competitions.
The 7th Open Regional Championship of the Sverdlovsk Region Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) was held at 15 different professional educational organizations in the region, including the Educational Center of the ChelPipe Group. Six hundred and seventy seven contestants in 97 skills took part in the competition.