PRESS RELEASE

Noriko Kamezawa, Director

Tomohiro Mizuno, Deputy Director

Preparation Office for gInternational Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h, Human Resources Development Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Tel: 03(5253)1111 ext:5949

Moriaki Nagae, Deputy Secretary General

Masahiro Nagasawsa, Manager for Public Relation

Japan Organizing Committee for the gInternational Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h

Tel: 03(3815)5140

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kick off toward the gInternational Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h

-Event for One Year before the International Skills Competition-

 

gThe International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h (ISF2007: please see the following reference) is an event in that the 39th WorldSkills Competition and the 7th International Abilympics take place simultaneously in Shizuoka Prefecture in November 2007.  The Japan Organizing Committee for the ISF 2007 (Chairman: Fujio Mitarai) leads its preparation for ISF 2007 at the moment.    

 

On November 14, one year before the Opening Ceremony of ISF2007, a commemorative event (please see the following details) will take place being co-hosted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Organizing Committee for ISF2007, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shizuoka City and Numazu City.   The messages: attractiveness and importance of the skills and information on the event will be sent nationwide and worldwide for the purpose of increasing momentum toward the ISF2007.

 

Additionally, in order to promote skills, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is planning to hold a series of Symposia on a Skill-Oriented Nation in 5 major cities around Japan from January to February next year after this kick off event.

 

 (Details)

 

Countdown 365 for the gInternational Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h (ISF2007)

- Thanks for the Skills -

 

1.  Host

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Organizing Committee for ISF2007, Shizuoka prefecture, Shizuoka City and Numazu city

 

2.      Date

14th November, 2006

 

3.  Place

Century Room on the 5th floor of Hotel Century Shizuoka, Shizuoka City

 

4.  Program

Time

Contents

13:00

Demonstration of Skills of Excellence

Show of Prologue DVD

13:30`14:00

Opening

Address of the Organizers and Guests of Honor

Lighting of Countdown Board

14:00`14:30

Demonstrations of Skills of Excellence

14:30`14:45

Break

14:45`16:15

Panel Discussion

 

Panel Discussion

œ     Theme

gToward the International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h

 

œCoordinator

Ms. Rieko Zamma (Total Producer of ISF2007)

 

œPanelist

Mr. Yoshio Tukio, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University

Mr. Naoto Noguchi, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Manufacturing Innovation Dept.,   MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL Co., Ltd.

Mr. Shunichi Tanoue, Instructor at College Education Dept., DENSO E & TS TRAINING CENTER CORPORATION

Ms. Mika Takabayashi, Volunteer Promoting & Health Service Center, AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd.

 

(Reference)

 

gInternational Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007h (ISF2007)

 

1. Introduction

The WorldSkills Competition took place in 1950 in Spain then as the Iberian Competition with far-reaching objectives: to motivate youngsters to compete, to make them enthusiastic about vocational training and to compare skills and abilities of people from different countries.  The WorldSkills Competition took place in Tokyo in 1970 and in Osaka in 1985.

The 1st International Abilympics (IA) was held in Tokyo in 1981 to commemorate the United Nations' International Year of Disabled Persons with wide support of both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

These competitions were held in different times and in different places since the 1st competition however for the first time in history, the WorldSkills Competition and the International Abilympics will take place together in Shizuoka in 2007.

 

2. Official Name

The International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007 (ISF2007)

The 39th WorldSkills Competition, 7th International Abilympics and various other non-competition events will take place under the name of ISF2007.

 

3. Scale

(1) The 39th WorldSkills Competition

1. The number of countries and regions             about 50

2.  Competitors                                   about 750

3. Number of skill categories                               about 50

 

(2) 7th International Abilympics

1. The number of countries and regions             about 40

2.  Contestants                                 about 400

3. Number of skill categories                               about 30

 

4. Schedule

¡ Grand Opening Ceremony of ISF2007

Date:                                         November 14 (Wed.), 2007

Venue:                                      Granship (Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center)

                                                 Shizuoka City

¡ 39th WorldSkills Competition

Event Period:                          November 7 (Wed.) – 21 (Wed.), 2007

Competition Period:                November 15 (Thu.) – 18 (Sun.), 2007

Closing Ceremony:              November 21 (Wed.), 2007

Venue:                                    Numazu City

 

¡ 7th International Abilympics

Event Period:                            November 13 (Tue.) – 18 (Sun.), 2007

Competition Period:                   November 15 (Thu.) – 17, 2007

Closing Ceremony:                    November 18 (Sun.), 2007

Venue:                                       Shizuoka City

 

5. Host:

Japan Organizing Committee for the ISF2007 (JOCISF 2007)

 

6. Under the auspices of:

WorldSkills International (WSI),

International Abilympic Federation (IAF)

Rehabilitation International (RI)

 

7. Website:

http://www.skillsfestival2007.or.jp/index.html