WorldSkills New Zealand and Russia Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

31 Oct 2017

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:

  1. introduce advanced practices of skill development in the education systems in their countries;
  2. improve educational standards based on world standards;
  3. strengthen scientific and methodological support of education;
  4. motivate the youth to pursue sustainable vocational development and achieve professional excellence in accordance with international standards;
  5. establish a vocational guidance system;
  6. identify talented youth and cultivate conditions to encourage the development of their creative skills;
  7. create conditions for teaching staff to apply and develop creative skills; and
  8. 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.