Part 4 77 VPET SERVICES 4.44 In collaboration with the Guangdong Occupational Skill Testing Authority, the “One Examination, Multiple Certification” System was launched for Beauty Care and Hairdressing industries. Candidates passing the relevant assessments will be awarded professional certification from Vocational Assessment of Hong Kong and Certificate of Occupational Skill Level of the Mainland China. Up to the end of June 2022, about 2,660 candidates had taken the assessments. SKILLS COMPETITIONS WORLDSKILLS COMPETITION 4.45 WorldSkills Competition (WSC), organised by the WorldSkills International (WSI), is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world with the aim of uplifting professional skills standards and raising the awareness of vocational education and skills training across the world. Hong Kong is a member of the WSI and has participated in the WSC since 1997. 4.46 The WSC is held biennially and the competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions in WorldSkills Member countries and regions. They demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and/or perform in their workplace. 4.47 The WSC aims to promote: • vocational and professional education and training; • the free exchange of information on matters pertaining to vocational training; • the exchange of experience between young professionals and training staff of member countries and regions; and • the social status of professional staff and vocational training. 4.48 Participating in the WSC since 1997, Team Hong Kong has won a total of two Gold, one Silver and five Bronze prizes, and 59 Medallions for Excellence.