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WorldSkills Update 20.08.2009

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Editorial: By Christine Scoot, Marketing & Project Coordinator, WSI

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Countdown to WorldSkills Calgary 2009

Virtual WorldSkills Calgary 2009 in Second Life

By Lou Keresztes, Director: Skills, Apprenticeship and Education,
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Ltd.

Come walk through the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 site before
you actually arrive in Calgary!

  • Download the free “Second Life” software to your computer
  • Create your own personal avatar
  • Walk (or fly) through the virtual WorldSkills Calgary 2009 site
  • Find and locate your Competition area
  • Interact with other visitors to the site
  • Collect free WorldSkills Calgary 2009 tools (virtual)

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WorldSkills Calgary Lived the Stampede Life



Interactive Try-a-Skill greatly beneficial for youth

By WorldSkills Calgary Ltd.

Close to 50,000 students visiting the 40th WorldSkills Competition will grow from interested spectators to engaged participants ready to uncover their own hidden potential in skills, trades and technologies.

Hundreds of volunteer Experts from across the province will share
their enthusiasm for their chosen career at the Try-A-Skill activities located in the Skill City tent, where visitors try their hand at events ranging from Landscape Gardening to Beauty Therapy and
Carpentry to Computer Animation.

“We think Skill City will be the most popular thing at the Competition,” said Lou Keresztes, Director of Skills, Apprenticeship and Education
for WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

“It’s not just for students: anybody who goes into Skill City and tries a skill will greatly benefit from the experience. It will open their eyes and change their perception on that particular field,” he explained. “Ultimately we want students and others to be inspired to find a
career path that matches their interests and use the Competition as motivation to expand their knowledge of skills, trades and technologies career options.”

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Interactive Try-a-Skill greatly beneficial for youth


News from WorldSkills International

Introducing a new Global Industry Partner: Würth

We are proud to officially announce The Würth Group as a Global Industry Partner. With a history longer than WorldSkills International,
we look forward to drawing on some of the experience Würth has on
their record.

On the Würth Group

The Würth Group is the world’s market leader in its core business,
the trade in assembly and fastening material. It currently consists
of more than 400 companies in 84 countries and has around
59,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 29,000 of them
are permanently employed sales representatives. In the first half
of the business year 2009, the Würth Group attained a sales
volume of EUR 3.76 billion.

In the core business, the Würth Line, the sales range for trades and industry comprises over 100,000 products: From screws, screw accessories and anchors via tools to chemical technical products and personal protection equipment. The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which operate under their own company name, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards as well as solar modules and financial services. They generate approximately 42 percent of the Würth Group’s sales volume.

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Introducing a new Global Industry Partner: Würth



News from around the world

The Education Project

It is our pleasure to extend an invitation to all of our readers to attend an event, on behalf of H.H. Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, The Crown Prince of Bahrain and Chairman of Bahrain's Economic Development Board.

The event will take place in Bahrain from October 15 - 17 and the theme is how to attract students to vocational training.

You can read the full programme and confirmed speakers to date by clicking here:

Speakers are being confirmed as you read this and the event has been met with incredible interest in and support for the event.

The event is by invitation only but free to attend.





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