17 September 2008
Ahoy there from EuroSkills!
Today was the Opening Ceremony for EuroSkills 2008 at Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands. More than 400 competitors from 28 European countries (20 are WorldSkills International Members) are ready to showcase their skills in 49 different skill categories. The Ceremony highlighted the competitors, the partners and the passion among all those involved. With a new song written especially for EuroSkills, the audience and competitors danced and cheered as the energy continued to fill the night. With the preparations for the competition complete and the competitors getting ready for Day 1 of EuroSkills, the city of Rotterdam welcomed the delegates with amazing Dutch hospitality. Day 1 of the competition will soon be here and spectators can look forward to exciting skills competitions, innovative and traditional trades, and new demonstrations of skills. There will be a combination of individual and team skills where the competitors strive to become the best of EuroSkills throughout the 3 days of competition. The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2008.