Grants for the winners in the Moscow Masters competition have been tripled to 300,000 roubles. A resolution to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Moscow Government’s Presidium.
“The Moscow Masters competition has been held for 20 years. It involves over a million specialists doing a wide variety of jobs – mill-operators, electric welders, programmers, fitters, engineers, engine drivers, drivers, nurses, cooks and sellers. We haven’t adjusted the prize money to the price index. We decided to triple the amount of grant money,” said Sergei Sobyanin.
The Mayor explained that first place winners will receive 300,000 roubles, second place winners will get 200,000 roubles and third place winners, 150,000 roubles.
“The winners always deserve these awards,” added Sergei Sobyanin.
Until now, the grants were 100,000; 60,000; and 40,000 roubles, respectively.
The Moscow Masters competition has been held since 1998. It is designed to encourage representatives of a variety of jobs to continue working and making further progress, to boost the prestige of skilled jobs, to restore the human resource potential of city plants and attract youth to the real economy.
This year the competition included representatives of 40 professions – 20,000 employees from more than 800 Moscow companies. The first, second and third place winners in each of 40 categories also received certificates and Moscow Master badges from the Moscow Mayor.