With the aim of enhancing the quality of vocational education in both New Zealand and the Russian Federation, WorldSkills New Zealand and WorldSkills Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 October 2017.
In the Memorandum, it was agreed upon that both organisations will strive to:
- introduce advanced practices of skill development in the education systems in their countries;
- improve educational standards based on world standards;
- strengthen scientific and methodological support of education;
- motivate the youth to pursue sustainable vocational development and achieve professional excellence in accordance with international standards;
- establish a vocational guidance system;
- identify talented youth and cultivate conditions to encourage the development of their creative skills;
- create conditions for teaching staff to apply and develop creative skills; and
- improve the professionalism of workers and specialists
Malcolm Harris, as CEO, signed the Memorandum on behalf of WorldSkills New Zealand; while Robert Urazov, signed as Director General of WorldSkills Russia.
The signing took place during the 44th WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.