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8 July 2009

Germany hosts Board Validation Team visit for WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

By SkillsGermany 

Organising Committee welcomes WS Board in Leipzig: Officials from the Federal Ministry of Education, Minister of Economics of Saxony, Messe Leipzig Board and SkillsGermany Board

As a committed Member of the WorldSkills movement since 1953, Germany has supported the Competition for nearly 50 years. Germany’s decentralized structure has allowed SkillsGermany to run major fairs and educational events throughout Germany. These high-tech service-oriented events – such as AMB, Didacta, Hanover Fair, or Ligna – have enjoyed great public support and media coverage.

In keeping with the philosophy of Germany’s ‘Dual System’ of Vocational Education and Training – a combination of on-the-job or in-company training and part-time vocational school training – educational institutions and industry have worked together to fully integrate WorldSkills Competitions into the vocational educational system.

After holding the WorldSkills Competition in Munich in 1973, Germany is now bidding to host WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig, Saxony. SkillsGermany extends a cordial invitation to Competitors, Experts and all involved in the WorldSkills movement to come and enjoy WorldSkills 2013 in a modern venue in the culture-rich and economic heart of Europe. 

The WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Organising Committee has been working on realizing this vision since 2008. In May, the WorldSkills International Board – represented by President Tjerk Dusseldorp and Liam Corcoran, Vice President Technical Affairs – visited Berlin and Leipzig to hear plans and inspect the venue. They were particularly impressed by the state-of-the-art Competition venue (Leipziger Messe) with its infrastructure and pedestrian-friendly layout embedded in an innovative high-tech region. 

The public is already excited by the idea of hosting the world’s premier vocational education event in the heart of Germany.

More information on the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 proposal will be submitted to WorldSkills International by the due date of July 20, 2009. Stay tuned....

Contact: Elfi Klumpp, Official Delegate

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