Vietnam takes part in World Skills Competition

Friday, 2019-08-23 13:25:04
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At the opening ceremony
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NDO - Nineteen Vietnamese contestants have joined nearly 1,300 contestants from 63 countries and territories at the 45th World Skills Competition (WSC), which officially opened in Kazan City, Russia, on August 22.

The Vietnamese contestants are competing in 18 occupations.

According to Head of the Vietnamese delegation Nguyen Hong Minh, who is Director General of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, said that Vietnam has made careful preparation for the competition. Contestants have been selected through multiple examinations from school and provincial to ministerial and national levels. Eligible candidates then received further training for between 6 months and one year before going to Russia for the WSC.

The WSC provides many opportunities for Vietnamese contestants to access modern machines and the newest materials, learn new techniques, and share experience, he added.

Some Vietnamese contestants at the WSC

Vietnam has participated in the WSC six times. Its contestants brought home a bronze medal and eight medallions of excellence in 2015, and another bronze along with five medallions of excellence in 2017.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, President of WorldSkills Simon Bartley emphasized that these competitions are inspiring to candidates around the world. Furthermore, WorldSkills also provides an opportunity for officials and experts to discuss ideas and policies in the field of vocational education. He said that through the competition, WorldSkills wanted to equip young people with the necessary skills to cope with the challenges of the future, when some careers are being lost.