Mastercam at WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech

Mastercam is a Global Partner of WorldSkills, so we were thrilled to receive a photo report from COLLA Ltd. president, Youri Soukhanov, about the company’s attendance at the annual WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition in Yekaterinburg, Russia, October 23 – 27, 2018.

The WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition is for young workers (not students) from large Russian corporations. Contestant ages range from 18 – 28 for this competition (the standard WorldSkills competitions for students have ages ranging from 16-22). The competition used Mastercam exclusively in a number of competencies.

COLLA Ltd. is a Mastercam Reseller for The Baltic States, Russia, and CIS countries. The company has two offices. One is in Riga, Latvia, serving Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, and of course Latvia. The other is in Moscow serving Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries.

COLLA’s support for WorldSkills competitions and contestants demonstrates how Mastercam Resellers help industry with a commitment to manufacturing training and education. The following is Youri’s report.

Photo Report on COLLA/Mastercam Participation at the Hi-Tech Competition based on WorldSkills Standards in Yekaterinburg (Russia), October 23-27, 2018

Every year since 2016, WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition is held at the Yekaterinburg-EXPO, the city’s international exhibition center. Competitions are between young professionals and are organized based on WorldSkills international standards.

Inside the pavilion – Mastercam is everywhere thanks to COLLA Russia. This year Mastercam was used by participants in two core competences – CNC Milling and CNC Turning. Mastercam was also used in many additional competences including Prototype modeling, Polymechanics and Automation, and in JuniorSkills.

We brought our COLLA/Mastercam booth to the competition to provide support for the young workers and represent our commitment to the manufacturing community in this territory.

In the middle – Vladimir Vorzhakov, technical director of COLLA Russia, with CNC Turning participant (left) and WorldSkills Russia expert (right)

Mastercam and Sandvik partnership in Russia

CNC Turning with Mastercam on DMG MORI CTX 310 ecoline

CNC Milling with Mastercam on DMG MORI DMC 1035 V ecoline

Our COLLA team was asked to check the Mastercam skills of the Hi-Tech guests from India. Vladimir Vorzhakov is on the left.

Here is Vladimir with another couple of guests from India showing their skills in Mastercam.

Mastercam Prototype Modeling, Future Skills

It was a great honor to be a part of this competition.

Here is a picture from the opening ceremony showing Mastercam among the Hi-Tech Gold Partners

Here is the task for CNC Turning at WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2018.

Here is the task for CNC Milling at WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2018.

The WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech 2018 winners were awarded during the closing ceremony.

Here is a great group photo of the WorldSkills Hi-Tech participants! (COLLA is on the very left side.)

Mastercam is a proud sponsor of WorldSkills. To learn more about the organization, please visit

For more information about Mastercam in the Baltic states, Russia, and CIS, visit the COLLA Ltd. websites: and