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6th AtomSkills-2021 Industry Championship Started
On August 11, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation started its 6th AtomSkills-2021 Industry Championship according to the WorldSkills methods at the venue of the Yekaterinburg-Expo International Exhibition Center. The Mining Division team is represented by 50 participants and experts who will show their professional skills in nine competencies: «Cost Estimate Practice», «Welding Technology», «Engineering Design», «Analytical Control», «Environment Protection», «Driver of a Special Motor Vehicle», «Labor Protection», «Radiation Monitoring», and «Industrial Automation».
In total, more than 1,100 people from 32 regions of the country — employees of 16 divisions of Rosatom — take part in the Championship in 2021.
The fantastic opening of the Championship was a great event and a real holiday. Welcoming its participants, Tatiana Terentieva, Rosatom’s Deputy Director General for Personnel, said: «We were looking forward to AtomSkills — the world’s largest national and corporate championship. Today, thanks to your professionalism, continuous development, and growth, Rosatom compete at international sites with global technology leaders. I’m sure that we will see new records. I wish you the maximum drive and pleasure!» The audience was also addressed from the stage by Yuliya Uzhakina, Director of the Rosatom Corporate Academy and the Championship organizer, and Ekaterina Solntseva, Director for Digitalization of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation.
In the program of the opening ceremony, the key role was assigned to the Championship experts who are the main driving force of AtomSkills and, surely, to its participants who are rightfully considered not just as masters of their craft, but also have a variety of talents. In addition to the competitions, the Championship will include a rich business program. The events are planned both in online and on-site formats. They will be dedicated to discussing urgent issues of designing a human-focused environment, developing human resources and technology, establishing effective partnerships with Rosatom’s companies, educational and research institutions, industrial businesses.
The Mining Division team was supported by Stanislav Anikeev, HR Director of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., and Denis Ezhurov, Director General of Dalur, JSC.
Stanislav Anikeev: «This year, the Mining Division team is represented by both experienced professionals and those who came here for the first time. Both participants and experts have undergone multi-stage training, first of all, qualifying tests as part of the divisional Championship — ARMZSkills-2021. Virtually all of our companies — PIMCU, PJSC; Khiagda, JSC; Dalur, JSC; RUSBURMASH, JSC; VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC; Elkon, JSC, and Atomredmetzoloto, JSC — are involved in the Championship initiative, annually gaining the necessary experience and improving the qualifications of their employees. I wish you good luck, self-confidence, and nothing but victory!»
The competitions will last from August 12 to 15. The results will be announced on August 16 at the closing ceremony. The winners will be eligible to represent the Rosatom’s picked team at the WorldSkills national championship. For reference: AtomSkills is an industry championship of professional excellence held by ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation according to the WorldSkills methods. In 2021, the competitive program of the Championship includes 37 competencies, while involving more than 1,000 participants and experts.
The AtomSkills Championship is held annually. Currently, it is the largest and most significant event which, within the professional community of the nuclear industry, unites experts, students of core universities, and even schoolchildren into a single ecosystem for training and developing workers and engineers in Russia. To date, more than 7,000 professionals from the nuclear industry are involved in the AtomSkills Championship initiative.