Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vietnam Grabs Vocational Certificates of Excellence in Welding at World Skills Competition

The Vietnamese delegation grabbed 8 vocational skills certificates of excellence in welding and some other categories at the 43rd World Skills Competition in Brazil.

What is World Skills Competition?


The World Skills Competition (WSC) is held every 2 years and recognized as the world’s biggest vocational education training and skills excellence event that is a true reflection of global industry. The competitors are the best of their peers, and are chosen from skill competitions in World Skills Member countries and regions. They are all under 23 years old (except for 4 skills with the age limit of 25). They showcase technical abilities both individually and by team to perform specific tasks that they study and/ or perform in their working place.

One of the main inheritances of the WSC is to give visibility and vitality to professional education, as one of true tools of socio-economic transformation.

This competition also give leaders in industry, the government and education the opportunity to exchange information as well as best practices in terms of industry and professional education. New ideas and processes help inspire school-aged young people to devote themselves to technical and technological careers and towards a brighter future.

What has Vietnamese delegation won at the 2015 competition?

The 43rd WSC took place in Sao Paulo from August 5th to 17th, 2015. 1,200 competitors from 64 countries and territories around the globe displayed the highest levels of excellence in 46 occupational and 4 performance skills. The Vietnamese delegation had 14 candidates competing in 13 skills.

14 Vietnamese competed in 43rd World Skills Competition.
The students in Vietnam worked hard and played hard. That’s why the result born fruits. The delegation grabbed 8 vocational certificates of excellence in the categories of CNC milling, mechanical engineering design - CAD, mechatronics, welding, plumbing, web design, and brick-laying. 

Not all, Nguyen Duy Thanh, a student of the Ho Chi Minh University of Industry (Vietnam) won the bronze medal. He scored 535 out of 600 points in the category of information technology software solutions for business. Also, he won the “Best of the Nation” award that honors the competitor who attains the highest points or highest medal for the team of their country or region. 

For the Vietnamese delegation, those achievements are deemed a crucial step for the next competition with the aim of performing more excellently and winning the silver medal and gold medal.

Vietnam started participating in the WSC competition in 2007, and got hold of 7 outstanding skills certificates in the 2011 and 2013 events.

The 44th WSC will take place in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.


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