Winners of the Moscow Masters city occupational skills contest will be awarded on 2 September. The official ceremony will be held at the Rossiya State Central Concert Hall in Luzhniki.
This year, awards will be given to 135 winners, six companies that performed the best in terms of organising the final stage of the contest, four branch organising committees and the youngest participant.
All in all, over 65,000 participants representing about 1,500 companies took part in Moscow Masters in 85 occupations.
The first competition took place in 1998.
Over 18 years, over 1 million Muscovites took part, about 2,000 became winners and the number of occupations grew by 3.5 times.
The contest was held among students of trade educational institutions for the 15th time. This year, the competition was held in 15 occupations. Physically-challenged youngsters were encouraged to participate in four — house painter, joiner, cook and gardener.
Moscow Masters is held based on the Moscow Tripartite Agreement between the Moscow Government, trade unions and employers association.
This year’s winners will receive Organising Committee certificates, cash bonuses and lapel badges. First prize will include the Hand with Crystal figurine. A special award will be the winners’ participation in the City Day opening ceremony in Red Square on 5 September.
Eye-catching posters with the winners’ photographs have been placed in Moscow streets.
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