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October 4, 2021, 09:00

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Competitions will be held in person. However, if necessary, each participant can take tests remotely.

The qualifying round of the Moscow championship began at 32 venues in the city Abilympix-2021… The first stage of the professional skills competition among people with disabilities will last until October 15. 2027 craftsmen will take part in it. More than half of the participants are schoolchildren.

The championship presents 81 professional competencies. Among the directions are information technology, medicine, industry, economics and finance, services and food, arts and crafts and others.

“This year the Abilympics participants will meet in person. On the site, they will not only be able to show their professionalism, but also get acquainted with the best employers in the field in which they dream of working. More than half of the participants are still in school. We understand how important it is for children with health disabilities to start building their career path from an early age. At the championship, they are helped to decide on a profession, to see opportunities for the development of their talents and in the future to enter the labor market as competent and self-confident specialists, ”she said.

Alexandra Alexandrova, first deputy head Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Moscow

The qualifying round competitions will be held in person at the capital’s colleges, the Professional training center and the International Center for the Training and Development of Massage Therapists. If necessary, each participant can take tests remotely. Experts will supervise the contestants. They will appreciate completing assignments. The jury members will also be able to work both on the site and online.

The sites have been preparing for the championship for several months. For example, the Tsaritsyno Moscow College of Management, Hotel Business and Information Technologies is participating in the Abilympics for the sixth time. It will host qualifying tests for the skills “Character Design and Animation”, “Culinary Science”, “Translator”, “Restaurant Service” and “Robotics”. For each of them, from five to 15 workplaces are equipped at the college site. A new training laboratory was specially created for the competition in restaurant service.

The tasks of the championship are developed jointly with representatives of partner employers. Competition requirements correspond to real job profiles. This is done so that the participants have an understanding of what competencies are important in the labor market today. There are also large employers among the members of the jury of the competition. For them, the championship is an opportunity to select personnel for their team.

Thus, participants in the Engineering Design competence will be assessed by Roscosmos experts. Contestants in the field of information security will get acquainted with the members of the Association of Information Security Service Chiefs. The winners of the “Car repair and maintenance” competence will be invited for an internship at the Moscow Specialized Automobile Plant. The best in the Trade competence will be able to get a job in one of the large supermarkets. There are vacancies at the Estet jewelry factory for jewelry masters, and children who try their hand at the Preschool Education and Psychology competencies will undergo an internship in Moscow schools.

Leaders of all directions will perform in the final of the championship on November 15 at VDNKh.

More than two thousand Muscovites have applied for participation in the Abilympics championship

Abilympics is an international movement that is responsible for running skill contests for people with disabilities. Its purpose is to assist in finding a job.

The Abilympics Championship is held annually, uniting millions of people around the world and changing the traditional views on the possibilities of people with disabilities. The organizers of the championship in the capital are the city Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, Department of Education and Science and the Moscow regional center for the development of the Abilympics movement, which constantly operates in the structure training center “Professional”

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