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Life after competing in a WorldSkills Competition

Michael Kirkwood-Smith (Competitor from Shizuoka 2007) interviews Matthew Ryan (Shizuoka 2007) and Jarrad Langdon (Helsinki 2005) about life after WorldSkills. They have set up an their own IT businesses and share an office in Sydney, Australia. They talk about how working together they are able to share knowledge and develop their own businesses.

What has life been like for you after competing in a WorldSkills Competition?

3 Comments to “Life after competing in a WorldSkills Competition”

estigavina 23 July 2010 at 6:30 pm #

I’d love to follow this blog, although I may not be suited to post anything, I think it’s a great idea, to have a meeting point on the net for everyone to share experiences, ideas, comments, etc; so CHEERS to all!!!

Zulfadli Mohd Saad 28 July 2010 at 12:42 am #


Yoshikazu Kashiwazaki 25 September 2010 at 9:06 am #

In Japan, most competitors who are employed by companies come back to their office and factory in order to start their careers as professional engineer or server, with coaching younger generation after competing at WorldSkills. These companies invest many resources to let the competitors join the competition, who will be expected to give feedback on what they learned through their experience to the company, sometimes under the influence of the lifetime employment system in Japan.

After watching this video, I think it is important for the competitors to not only contribute to their company but also to their industry, the society and the solution for the global problems. We should evaluate multiple aspects of vocational skills in this era of globalization.