Yakutia 24 TV channel: The fifth regional qualifying stage of the sixth national championship of professional skills for disabled people, Abilimpix 2020 finals is held in two cities of Yakutia – Neryungri and Yakutsk.
The championship is aimed at employment of persons with disabilities, as well as increasing motivation in career guidance of the younger generation. The qualifying stages include three age categories: schoolchildren, students and working adults (employees).
“Yakutia holds the championship for the fifth time. We started with five competencies and 20 participants. This year, the list of competencies was expanded to 19, and 13 professional educational organizations get involved in the competitions. The event will be held in Neryungri at two sites – the South Yakutsk Technical College and the Neryungri Medical College,” says Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the region Nyurguna Sokolova.
The name Abilimpix is an acronym for the Olympics of Abilities. The movement originated in Japan, and was picked up by many countries. Russia will host the Abilimpix international championship in 2021.