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ARMZ at WorldSkills
Alexey Demidov, leading IT specialist at JSC RUSBURMASH, represented the Ore Mining Division of Rosatom State Corporation at WorldSkills Hi-Tech-2015, the National Championship of Working and Engineering Professions in Hi-Tech Industries. He took the fourth place in “Network and System Administration” division with 490 points, thus contributing to the overall victory of Rosatom in the event.
The Championship was held in Russia for the second time, bringing together such large corporations as Rustech, Rushydro, Joint Rocket and Space Corporation, Joint Aircradt Corporation, Joint Shipbuilding Corporation, and Evraz. This was the first time that Rosatom presented its large team with 52 members. The team defended the honor of the nuclear industry as either main team participants or substitutes, as well as experts who scored the contests and reviewed submissions.
The competition program took three days. Every day Alexey faced challenging tasks in three so-called “island areas”: Cisco, Windows and Linux. “The experience was quite remarkable,” Alexey said. “We were confident of winning, yet of course we were quite nervous, too. Most importantly, though, we had the team spirit that allowed us to come together and show the results worthy of true leaders.”
The WorldSkills event has fully met its mission to help develop professional competencies and improve the prestige of highly qualified staff, Alexey Demidov said. The participants not only competed to show their professional expertise; before the event they completed a one-month training program reviewing their competencies from the point of view of international standards. The Rosatom Corporate Academy also prepared separate training sessions in team interaction, stress management, attention focusing, time management and lean manufacturing.
“I was able to look at my work in a new way after studying the cutting-edge standards,” Alexey Demidov said. “I also had an opportunity to look at the networking infrastructure of the enterprise in a new light.” “I think that this experience will help me improve my performance in the job,” the finalist concluded.
The Rosatom team won 6gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, thus winning the total medal count unconditionally. The participants, representing enterprises of the industry from across the country, received their prizes in eight areas of competence: electronics, mechatronics, network and systems administration, computer-assisted design, electrical assembly, welding technologies, CNC turning and CNC milling operations.
“We are working hard on developing and training our employees. By providing opportunities to young people to study and exchange their experiences in professional competitions we not only guarantee a new generation of well-trained specialists; these competitions allow to maintain hi-tech standards at our enterprises today. Worldskills Championship is a great venue for training competitive professionals, and for comparison of their expertise to international standards,” said Stanislav Anikeev, ARMZ HR Director. “We believe in our talent and we will represent our division in this competition next year by all means.”
The National Championship of Working and Engineering Professions in Hi-Tech Industries (Worldskills Hi-Tech) is the largest professional competition in Russia. Young workers under 29 years of age from various Russian enterprises, and children aged 10-17 are eligible to participate. Worldskills is an international non-profit movement that seeks to improve the prestige of working professions and help develop professional education through harmonizing the best practices and professional standards worldwide at worldskills events on the national and international levels.