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18 January 2013

New Vice Chair of the Technical Committee


By Sally Eley, WorldSkills International

Dr Michael Fung, Hong Kong,China, Technical Delegate, has been elected as (interim) Vice Chair of the Technical Committee by members of the WorldSkills International Technical Committee during Competition Preparation Week in Leipzig, Germany.

With over 18 years of experience working with WorldSkills, Dr Fung has held many roles ranging from being an Expert in Fashion Technology in 1996 to most recently becoming the Technical Delegate for Hong Kong in 2005 and he has been an active Member of the Technical Committee ever since. In addition, Dr Fung led the organization for the WorldSkills General Assembly which was hosted in Hong Kong in 2004.

As a Director of WorldSkills Hong Kong, a post he has held since 2006, Dr Fung has extensive experience of how competitions are a useful means of encouraging young people to excel in their skills and professions.

Stefan Praschl, (interim) Chair of the Technical Committee commented: “I am delighted to welcome Michael in this role not only because of his commitment to skills but also because of the dedication and enthusiasm he brings to all of our WorldSkills events.”

Both Michael and Stefan will have their positions ratified by the General Assembly in July.