Part 4 78 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL 4.49 The next WorldSkills Competition will be held in Lyon, France during 10 – 15 September 2024. WORLDSKILLS HONG KONG COMPETITION 4.50 The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition (WHKC) is a multi- disciplinary event held biennially. It is jointly organised by VTC, the Clothing Industry Training Authority and the Construction Industry Council, with strong support from the Government, industry, commerce, and tertiary institutions. The competition encompasses different trade skills in six areas: Construction and Building Technology; Creative Arts and Fashion; Information and Communications Technology; Manufacturing and Engineering Technology; Social and Personal Services; and Transportation and Logistics. 4.51 To prepare for the WorldSkills Competition, the next WHKC will be organised in 2023 to identify potential competitors for further training and selection to represent Hong Kong in WorldSkills Lyon 2024. With reference to past experience, it is anticipated that a wide spectrum of young talents, including VTC students/trainees, apprentices, secondary school students, university students, and working young adults will participate in the event. The winners of WHKC will receive intensive skills training of respective trades; while various soft skills training sessions would be provided to enhance the competitors’ social skills and personal readiness. To widen the exposure of competitors, opportunities would be provided for them to join online/overseas skills exchange activities coordinated with other WorldSkills Members / industry partners. GUANGZHOU / HONG KONG / MACAO / CHENGDUYOUTH SKILLS COMPETITION 4.52 The Guangzhou / Hong Kong / Macao / Chengdu Youth Skills Competition (GHMCYSC) is a large-scale inter-city youth skills competition for young tradesmen of the four cities to compete in a number of trades. GHMCYSC is jointly organised by the four cities biennially on a rotation basis. The competition serves as a platform for young tradesmen to showcase their talents, enjoy free exchange of trade knowledge and the latest developments in VPET, and develop problem solving skills and creative thinking.