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    22 Jun 2018

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 unveiled 
with industry support and skills upgrade
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 unveiled 
with industry support and skills upgrade
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 unveiled 
with industry support and skills upgrade
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 unveiled 
with industry support and skills upgrade

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 unveiled
    with industry support and skills upgrade

    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 Opening Ceremony was held today. (From left) Professor Philip YEUNG, the Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority; Carrie YAU, the Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council; Dr Clement CHEN, the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition; and Albert CHENG Ting-ning, the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council
    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 Opening Ceremony was held today. (From left) Professor Philip YEUNG, the Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority; Carrie YAU, the Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council; Dr Clement CHEN, the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition; and Albert CHENG Ting-ning, the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council
    Delivering the welcome speech, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN hopes that the Competition will enable more young people to be aware of the edges and opportunities afforded by vocational and professional education and training (VPET)
    Delivering the welcome speech, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN hopes that the Competition will enable more young people to be aware of the edges and opportunities afforded by vocational and professional education and training (VPET)
    Together the guests perform the opening ceremony of the Visual Merchandising competition and cheer on the competitiors
    Together the guests perform the opening ceremony of the Visual Merchandising competition and cheer on the competitiors
    Competitors of the Graphic Design Technology competition flex their muscles for the accolades
    Competitors of the Graphic Design Technology competition flex their muscles for the accolades
    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 got off to a strong start today (22 June), heralding intensive competitions in various vocational skills. Winners of the competitions will have the chance to represent Hong Kong in the WorldSkills Competition – hailed as the Skills Olympics – to be held next year in Russia, where they will compete with peers from other countries and regions, and thereby update and upgrade their skills.

    The Opening Ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC). Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN started off the Visual Merchandising competition with other guests. Together they cheered on competitors of this competition.

    Dr Chen told the guests that governments, organisations and education departments from many countries put emphasis on skills training by investing more resources. This is consensus of the world to impart skills knowledge to next generation. Dr Chen continued to say, “I am honoured to be appointed Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition this time and to be involved in these skills tests for our youth. We hope that the Competition will enable more young people to be aware of the edges and opportunities afforded by vocational and professional education and training (VPET).”

    Apart from the Visual Merchandising competition, many of the skills contests are being held on the campuses of VTC member institutions including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 3D Digital Game Art, Graphic Design Technology, Jewellery, Web Design and Development, Beauty Therapy and Cloud Computing. The cream of the local industry actively take part in contests like Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, where a number of the competitors are apprentices of the HKSAR Electrical and Mechanical Services Department or employees of large engineering companies. During the competition, they are required to install and maintain domestic, commercial and industrial air conditioning and refrigeration systems with hand and electrical tools. Meanwhile, many competitors of the Electrical Installations and Car Painting contest come from electricity, railway and large automobile companies, attesting to the support of industry for the competition and their commitment to enhancing the skill levels of Hong Kong.

    This year around 600 young people applied for the competition in a total of 25 skills competitions divided into six categories, namely Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, and Transportation and Logistics – all of them involving skills and know-how closely related to Hong Kong’s economy and manpower market. Results will be announced next month.

    Outstanding entrants may be selected to represent Hong Kong in the Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macao/Chengdu Youth Skills Competition and the WorldSkills Competition to be held in August next year in Kazan, Russia.

    Jointly organised biennially by the VTC, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA), the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition provides a platform for people aged 21 or below to compare notes and advance their professional skills, as well as for encouraging them to excel themselves and contribute to society. The 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, last October saw around 1,300 young professionals from close to 60 countries and regions participating in 51 skills competitions, with competitors from Hong Kong winning a Bronze award in the Beauty Therapy trade competition and seven Medallions for Excellence. Since first participating in 1997, Hong Kong teams have won two Golds, one Silver and five Bronze medals as well as 46 Medallions for Excellence, attesting to the world-class standard of Hong Kong competitors.

    Details of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 schedule can be found online at: http://www.worldskillshongkong.org/en/schedule.html

    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEithe Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVEthe Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

    VTC website: www.vtc.edu.hk

    Media Enquiries: 2836 1340 / 2836 1046



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