WorldSkills is the global hub of skills that brings together influencers, educators, industry, national governments and international organisations to facilitate salient research and provide the best global benchmark for vocational systems.

The 45th WorldSkills competition will welcome more than 1,300 young professionals from 63 countries to compete in 56 different skills. WorldSkills 2019 will be held at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, where the championship will feature skills within six categories: Information and Communication Technologies; Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies; Construction and Building Technologies; Social and Personal Services; Creative Arts and Fashion; and Transportation and Logistics.

This year, the ‘Manufacturing team challenge’ skills competition led by Sandvik Coromant will require participants to create a concept for a production project, then develop and implement the project in a team. The key task is to assemble a team of specialists whose skills and knowledge will complement each other. In addition to personal talents, team members must make their own contribution to the overall work, clearly know their strengths and weaknesses, have the skills of interpersonal interaction, and think beyond their competence.

"Along with other leading manufacturing companies, we’ve been supporting the WorldSkills movement at a local level for many years, because this is the only way to solve complex technological problems, train young professionals, and thus, contribute to the development of industry as a whole,” says Sergey Shpak, sales cluster manager - Russia east. “Teamwork is one of the core values that underpins Sandvik Coromant's corporate culture around the world. Therefore, the ‘Manufacturing team challenge’ was an obvious choice for us."