The first international competition running on the NSALAB infrastructure

The first WorldSkills Asia Working Professions Competition was hosted in Abu Dhabi (UAE), 26–30 November. The skill of “Network and System Administration” ran on the NSALAB infrastructure.

“As soon as we were invited to participate, we immediately offered to run the competition on our infrastructure in a remote mode”, says Aleksandr Gorbachev, head of the laboratory. “Experts from other countries did not agree till the last moment, as should there have been any on-site communication problems, the competition would have to be canceled, but the organizers accepted our idea”.

Experts from other countries highly appreciated the laboratory' technological solution and invited its employees to co-host WorldSkills Germany and EmirateSkills the next year.

“We have quite a lot of experience in organizing competitions using such solutions within Russia”, says Ruslan Gasseev, an expert of the laboratory. “And while here we have an understanding of how telecommunication is set up at different sites, how to organize fault tolerance through mobile network operators, then the Abu Dhabi experience has become a truly international baptism of fire in this direction”.

Germany, India, Belarus and Russia participated in WorldSkills Asia as guests. Vladislav Tetyushkin, an NSALAB student, presented our country in preparation for the WorldSkills International 2019, which will be held in Kazan.