Kazan gleefully met young professionals of Tatarstan, who became winners and prize-winners of the European Professional Skills Championship, which took place in Budapest. Among these winners is our student Karina Khaleyeva, who won in the competence “Entrepreneurship”.
- Karina, share with us your impressions fr om the Championship, please. What an atmosphere, mood and relationships were among participants?
The atmosphere was amazing fr om the very beginning in Moscow, wh ere we emotionally with the whole Russian national team prepared to such difficult event in our life and wh ere we became one big family. We all are still in touch with each other and want to meet in Moscow very soon. I’m glad to know that I will see most of the participants again on the Championship in Kazan in 2019.
Relationships with competitors were also wonderful. All foreigners noticed how strong knit and friendly the Russian team was and promised to visit us in Russia.
- What was the most difficult for you during the Championship?
We had to change completely the timing of the module realization, which we did on trainings.
A topic, which we had, was responsible consumption and production (the twelfth aim of the sustainable development of UN) + waste management. We worked at different ideas, but, unfortunately, no one was suitable for us. We had to come up with a new business-idea.
- What do you think what quality participants should have to win in such Championship?
Participants should possess with a supple mind, be able to bend with the wind, because a degree of undetermined task is very high on the championship. Working capacity and stability are one of the most important factors (there were teams, which distributed their force wrong and gave it away on the first day of the competition as a result they were not strong enough during other days of the competition).
- You, Karina, went through a lot of Championships already. What did you learn except the main competence on the WorldSkills Championship?
Ability to handle stress is the most significant that gave me power to move further. Two years ago I could start crying if trainers told in my address careless words and I was overwhelmed. Now no obstacles can knock me down.
- What are your next plans?
Now I take the post of the deputy head of the Center for the development of entrepreneurial competencies of our university. We will help students to develop entrepreneurial skills as well as to move further in the frameworks of the Championship so that Kazan Innovative University could confirm again and again its high level of trainings.
And in the following future I want to open my own business, of course.