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27 January 2009

WorldSkills trades competition on track

David Hoey, left, CEO of WorldSkills International, and Richard Walker, CEO of WorldSkills Calgary 2009, are getting set for September.

By Sean Myers, Calgary Herald

The planning for the world's largest international trades competition is getting down to the details, but there's a whole lot of heavy lifting ahead.

Members of WorldSkills International were in town this week to check on the progress being made by the local organising committee for WorldSkills Calgary 2009, running Sept. 1 to 7.

"We're here to check on progress, but the second reason is to see what value-added items and partnerships we can develop to make the event even better," said David Hoey, CEO of Netherlandsbased WorldSkills International. "It's about sharing ideas. We definitely feel everything is on track."

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