The 45th edition of the WorldSkills Competition will be held from 22nd August to 27th August 2019 at Kazan in Russia. It brings around 1,300 participants from over 60 nations across the world to compete in 56 skills.
The wait is almost over! @WorldSkillsKZN officially begins tonight – don’t miss the incredible opening ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight at 7pm (GMT+3). Tune in to join the celebrations! https://t.co/IXUKnYuMnY pic.twitter.com/Z4kKVQVFKm
— WorldSkills (@WorldSkills) August 22, 2019
What is WorldSkills Competition?
Held once in two years, the WorldSkills Competition is an event where young people across the world congregate to showcase their skills in vocational education and training and win medals in their chosen skill. In the 2019 competition, competitions will be held in 56 skills.
According to the website, “The WorldSkills Competition’s main legacy is promoting professional education as one of the main tools for the social and economic development.”
The skills are grouped into six sectors:
Construction and Building Technology
The skills within this sector are Architectural Stonemasonry, Bricklaying, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Concrete Construction Work, Electrical Installations, Joinery, Landscape Gardening, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Drywall Systems, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Wall and Floor Tiling.
Creative Arts and Fashion
The skills within this sector are 3D Digital Game Art, Fashion Technology, Floristry, Graphic Design Technology, Jewellery, Visual Merchandising.
Information and Communication Technology
The skills within this sector are Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Information Network Cabling, IT Network Systems Administration, IT Software Solutions for Business, Print Media Technology, Web Technologies.
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
The skills within this category are Chemical Laboratory Technology, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Construction Metal Work, Electronics, Industrial Control, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Manufacturing Team Challenge, Mechanical Engineering CAD, Mechatronics, Mobile Robotics, Plastic Die Engineering, Polymechanics and Automation, Prototype Modelling, Water Technology, Welding.
Social and Personal Services
The skills within this category are Bakery, Beauty Therapy, Cooking, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hotel Reception, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Service.
Transportation and Logistics
The skills within this sector are Aircraft Maintenance, Autobody Repair, Automobile Technology, Car Painting, Freight Forwarding, Heavy Vehicle Technology.
Do check whether your country is taking part in the competition and cheer for them.