Dec 27, 2018 - FEFU News
FEFU is the first in Russia to introduce new WorldSkills IT competencies for schoolchildren

The 4th WorldSkills Regional Standards Championship started at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on December 26. The FEFU campus hosts competitions in competencies related to the use of information technology. 35 schoolchildren and 25 students of programs of secondary vocational education are competing for the opportunity to represent Primorsky Region in the federal stage of the championship.

For the first time in Russia, FEFU holds competitions among schoolchildren in competencies of “3D Modeling of Computer Games” and “Software Solutions for Business on the 1C Platform”. University professors adapted WorldSkills assignments specifically for high school students. Moreover, the participants compete in web design and mobile application development.

“Why is it interesting for us to hold the WorldSkills IT standards championship at the university? There are at least three reasons”, said Mikhail Sivtsev, Director of the FEFU Department of Secondary Vocational Education and the Development of Professional Competencies. - First, it allows you to conduct early career guidance, to make the university even more recognizable among schoolchildren. Secondly, it is interesting to the guys themselves, they all want to engage in the creation of computer games and mobile applications. Being a game developer in Primorsky Region, you can enter the global market of Asian countries, sell your product there and get a good income. Thirdly, FEFU provides high-quality information technologies education”.

Since 2017, WorldSkills principles have become a part of the FEFU educational system, and the university itself is the flagship of the international movement in the Far East. The university conducts demonstration exams according to the WorldSkills standards, university championships and competitions between students and employees of various companies of Primorsky Region.

In November 2018, the team of Far Eastern Federal University won four prizes in the II National Inter-University Championship “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia). FEFU students were the first in the competence of “3D Modeling of Computer Games,” the second in CAD Engineering Design, the third in Geodesy and Software Solutions on the 1C: Enterprise 8 Platform.

WorldSkills is an international non-profit movement whose goal is to increase the prestige and development of vocational education by harmonizing best practices and professional standards throughout the world. To do this, different countries regularly held competitions of professional skill according to the standards of WorldSkills.

FEFU Press Service