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WorldSkills Update 7 June 2010

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

This issue brings you more about the many skills competitions held around the world by our Members. You will also find links to videos and photos of the WorldSkills Australia National Competition — it’s almost like being there!

The Korean Local Skills Competition leading to their National Competition in September had more than 10 000 registered Competitors — imagine the logistics you need for an event like that!

Also, skillsbelgium have been kind enough to share their latest communications campaign with us. Scroll down to read about their way of promoting skills to a wider target group with the catchy tagline — ‘The future’s in your hands’.

Speaking of promotion — WorldSkills London 2011 is looking for your support in getting the message out there. Digital banners are now available to put on your website, linking to Read more about how to find the new material below.

And finally: please make sure to visit our events page. There’s a lot happening in 2010 — and new items come in every day.

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Countdown to WorldSkills London 2011

Your chance to help promote WorldSkills London 2011


By WorldSkills London 2011

The largest international vocational skills competition in the world will be held in London in October 2011 — and the promotion of the event is now well underway. WorldSkills London 2011 will take place 5-8 October 2011 at ExCeL in London’s docklands and will be the most exciting, inclusive and interactive skills competition ever held. Over 150 000 visitors will witness an estimated 1 200 Competitors from 50 countries/regions competing in 45 skills ranging from Bricklaying to Cooking and Mobile Robotics.

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Your chance to help promote WorldSkills London 2011!



News from around the world

WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Brisbane 2010

By WorldSkills Australia

Share in the excitement of the WorldSkills Australia National Competition Brisbane 2010 by visiting the WorldSkills Australia website to see photos, videos and updates and see the full list of results in the Open and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) categories.

Over 500 Competitors representing 30 regions competed in 50 skills, trades and technologies during the three days of competition. The Competitors were judged by 250 Experts from across Australia, while being watched by over 70 000 visitors at the 25 000 m² Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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  WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Brisbane 2010


Qualifying for the Nationals, Korean-style

By WorldSkills Korea

The Local Skills Competition 2010 was held 7-12 April 2010 in 16 cities nationwide. It was the biggest in Korea so far, with 10 243 Competitors in 56 skills ranging from Polymechanics to Beauty Therapy.

The winners of the Local Skills Competition were awarded medals, certificates and prize money and qualified to compete in the 45th National Skills Competition, which will be held on 7-13 September 2010 in Incheon City. The winners are also exempted from the crafts level of the national qualification certificate.

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  Qualifying for the Nationals, Korean-style


The future’s in your hands (L’avenir, c’est deux mains)

By skillsbelgium

If we listened to little boys and girls, we’d think that the world was populated with firemen, pilots, nurses and school teachers. And if we listened to their parents, it would be full of doctors and lawyers.

There is an urgent need for us to stop pitting practical knowledge against abstract knowledge. That’s why skillsbelgium decided to start 2010 with a campaign to improve the image of vocational skills and the young people who embark on them.

These young men and women — whether technicians, cooks, roofers, web designers, electricians, welders, mechatronics engineers, graphic designers, bricklayers, tilers, joiners or printers — are undoubtedly the key players in an advancing economy.

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  The future’s in your hands (L’avenir, c’est deux mains)



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