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    26 Jul 2018

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 concluded successfully with some 70 skills champions honoured
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 concluded successfully with some 70 skills champions honoured
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 concluded successfully with some 70 skills champions honoured
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 concluded successfully with some 70 skills champions honoured

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 concluded successfully with some 70 skills champions honoured

    Officiating guests attended the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 Prize Presentation Ceremony. Over 70 competitors are awarded as “Competition Winners”.
    Officiating guests attended the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 Prize Presentation Ceremony. Over 70 competitors are awarded as “Competition Winners”.
    Chief Executive Officer of WorldSkills International David HOEY says he is particularly impressed by the young competitors’ enthusiasm and commitment towards the competition and professional skills.
    Chief Executive Officer of WorldSkills International David HOEY says he is particularly impressed by the young competitors’ enthusiasm and commitment towards the competition and professional skills.
    Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN compliments young people on their high level of skills and enthusiasm for their chosen professions.
    Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN compliments young people on their high level of skills and enthusiasm for their chosen professions.
    IVE graduate of Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering TANG Wai-lun (second right) is a winner in Mechatronics. He notes that competitors are required to assemble and write a computer programme for a simulated factory production line, which poses big challenges to both skills and stamina.
    IVE graduate of Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering TANG Wai-lun (second right) is a winner in Mechatronics. He notes that competitors are required to assemble and write a computer programme for a simulated factory production line, which poses big challenges to both skills and stamina.
    Contests in all trades of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 came to a successful close with the Prize Presentation Ceremony held yesterday evening (25 July), when some 70 talented young people received awards of “Competition Winners” on the strength of their outstanding skills. Some of the winners will go on to represent Hong Kong in the international WorldSkills Competition to be held next year in Kazan, Russia.

    Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of the WorldSkills International David HOEY expressed that he was pleased to witness the young skills champions being honoured at the prize presentation ceremony. He was particularly impressed by the competitors’ enthusiasm and commitment towards the competition and professional skills. He wished the awardees every success in WorldSkills Kazan next year. Mr Hoey believed that the young competitors would be wonderful ambassadors for Hong Kong and contribute to industry with their professional knowledge and skills markedly enhanced after the competition.

    Welcoming the audience, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Youth Skills Competition Dr Clement CHEN shared his observations from earlier exchanges with leaders of other WorldSkills members in Shanghai. “Leaders of the member countries unanimously agreed that skills are essential to the global economy and to the future prosperity of every country,” he remarked. “All of them recognised the power of skills and the need to promote and encourage vocational and professional education and training.” Dr Chen added that WorldSkills members should work hand in hand to nurture skilled professionals. He also complimented the young competitors on their high level of skills and enthusiasm for their chosen professions.

    At the Prize Presentation Ceremony, 72 competitors from 25 trades were presented “Competition Winners”. The winners will undertake intensive training in the coming year to enhance their skills for further screening to take part in WorldSkills Kazan next year.

    TANG Wai-lun, a graduate of the Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), was a winner in the Mechatronics trade. He explained that competitors were required to assemble and write a computer programme for a simulated factory production line – an assignment that was akin to his future job in mechanical engineering and thus conducive to his career development. Prior to the competition, Wai-lun received intensive training getting prepared. He gained immense satisfaction seeing the successful launch of the assembly line he had developed. In the coming year, he will spare no effort in training for the chance to participate in the WorldSkills Competition.

    Jointly organised by the VTC, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) biennially, the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition provides a platform for people aged 21 or below to compare notes and advance their professional skills, 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 medal in Beauty Therapy and Medallions for Excellence in seven other trades. First participated in the WorldSkills Competition in 1997, Hong Kong has won two Golds, one Silver and five Bronze medals, as well as 46 Medallions for Excellence.

    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.

    Website: www.vtc.edu.hk

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    Annex
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018
    Competition Winners

    Trade Name Competition Winner Name
    3D Digital Game Art KWOK Yik-kwan, PROTUSADA Mark Ludovico, LEE Hiu-tung
    Beauty Therapy MAK Wing-yan, LAM Chung-shing, SO Ka-wei
    Bricklaying CHAN Man-ho, CHEUNG Chun-kit
    Car Painting WONG Ka-lok, LI Kam-hung, WONG Ka-ho
    Cloud Computing HON Ho-yuk, LEUNG Wai-nam, LI Ka-wing
    Cooking LEE Hon-fai, LUI Cheuk-laam, CHU Ka-yin
    Electrical Installations HO Pui-fung, CHAN Yu-tai, CHAN Ho-yin
    Fashion Technology NG Pui-yu, LAU Yu-tung, CHAN Ngai-ka, HUNG Ka-ki
    Graphic Design Technology LEE Hin-yan, WAI Jun-ying Wayne, MAN Hoi-tung
    Hairdressing LEE Ka-ho, WONG Pun-shing, YEUNG Kai-fai, LO Pak-chuen
    IT Software Solutions for Business HAR Wai-yan, TSOI Chi-hong, WONG Chung-pan Guenter
    Jewellery KAN Ho-wan, CHAN Wing-long, CHAN Hoi-lam
    Joinery WU Cheuk-hei
    Mechanical Engineering CAD CHAN Ching-yi, CHAN Ting-fung, CHOI Yin-ting
    Mechatronics YEUNG Ka-ho, AU YEUNG Ka-ming, TANG Wai-lun,
    CHAN Ka-chun
    Mobile Robotics LAW Siu-leung, WONG Kin-ming, LEE Wai-kit Ricky,
    YEUNG Wun-san
    Pâtisserie and Confectionery CHAN Yin-wah, CHAN Hoi-ching, PANG Long-sze
    Painting and Decorating NG Chun-hing, CHAN Wang-tat
    Plumbing and Heating SU Long, NG Chi-wan
    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning WONG Luen-sum, KWOK Chun-ming, KUNG Ho-san
    Restaurant Service YU Pui-kei, MAK Shuk-laam, KEUNG Yuen-ting
    Visual Merchandising LUI Kei-kwan, SETO Cho-kwan Daphne, SUM Pak-yin
    Wall and Floor Tiling KOO Chun-kin, CHAN Wing-kit
    Web Design and Development CHEUNG Kuen-yuet, LAW Tin-lok, CHENG Shun-on
    Welding CHAN Yuen-kwan, LAM Tuk-leung


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