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November 16, 2021, 09:03

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Press Service of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow

Daniil Konakhin has already received prizes at the regional and national stages of the WorldSkills Championship.

Eighth grader from Moscow Daniil Konakhin took second place at the VIII National Championship WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2021… Pupil of school № 2098 named after Hero of the Soviet Union L.M. Dovatora, a student of the Na Zorge children’s technopark, took part in the competition as part of the junior team of the Roscosmos state corporation.

“Now Daniel will have to fight for victory in the next age category – 14-16 years old. He will continue to study and prepare for competitions in the children’s technopark. There he will gain experience, which will be useful both during his studies at the university and when choosing a further life path. And participation and victories in the WorldSkills championships will become a serious contribution to our own future, will allow attracting the attention of potential employers, ”she said.

Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

The championship of end-to-end blue-collar trades in high-tech industries was held in Yekaterinburg at the end of October. About 500 people demonstrated skills in 39 competencies in the field of production, engineering, information, construction technologies, services, transport and logistics. Daniil Konakhin competed in the junior category from 11 to 14 years old in the competence “Network and System Administration”.

Technopark Na Zorge was opened four years ago. It became the fourth children’s technopark in the capital. Over the years, about five thousand schoolchildren have attended various training programs and master classes. Classes with adolescents are conducted by practicing specialized specialists, so students receive the skills necessary to solve urgent problems in life, and not just theoretical knowledge. The high level of teaching is best proved by the victories of students in various competitions and competitions. So, Daniil Konakhin repeatedly took part, became a prize-winner and won championships

WorldSkills“, – said Alexey Fursin, head Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow.

V children’s technopark “Na Zorge” Daniel has been studying for two years. In the 2019/2020 academic year, he, together with other students of his school, mastered the basic course in the areas of “Graphic Design”, “3D Modeling” and “Network and System Administration”. At the end of the first stage of training, everyone could choose an interesting direction for themselves. Daniel opted for system administration and 3D modeling.

Last year, for the first time, he took part in the WorldSkills “Moscow Masters – 2020” regional championship. In a team with another technopark listener Vladislav Mashutikov, he took second place in the “Network and System Administration” competence.

After that, Daniil Konakhin was selected for the Moscow national team to participate in the national championship. In August, the team won gold, and Daniil became the champion of Russia in the age category 11-14 years old in his competence. Its results were noticed in the state corporation “Roscosmos” and invited to participate in the National Worldskills Hi-Tech Championship 2021. The schoolboy got into the junior team, which became the silver medalist of the competition.

The curator, mentor and team leader of his team is Ekaterina Zhukova. She herself won prizes at various professional skill championships and developed her own methodology for training children. Her students have won regional WorldSkills and KidSkills championships for several years. At the same time, the mentor studies in the 11th grade – this is a unique case of effective work and transfer of experience in children’s technoparks.

Laboratories of creative industries are located in the technopark “Na Zorge” on an area of ​​500 square meters. Among them are architecture, design, fashion, printing and printing, packaging creation, 3D-modeling, digital design technologies, technologies for the media industry and photo and video production, cultural sphere and entertainment.

Schoolchildren can meet potential employers here. They visit company offices, construction and production sites, printing houses, design and architectural bureaus. They develop projects that go from idea to implementation. They are helped to develop creative thinking, learn how to manage a project, immersing themselves in the profession of an architect, designer, fashion designer, engineer or constructor.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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