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Japan: Through the Lens –National Skills Competition 2010

The 48th National Skills Competition and the 32nd Abilympics took place in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, 15th – 25th October 2010. 150,000 was the cumulative number of people including Competitors who visited both events. It was about 1.5 times more than the organiser had expected. Many coaches assigned to their competition team stated that they regarded [...]

Skills Finland: Success through learning from each other. Exchange in South Tyrol, Italy

The first Leonardo-expert group from Finland participating in the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, headed to the next host organisation; LVH Verband, in South Tyrol, Italy. It is a non-profit union of  handcraft enterprises who organise national skills competitions and is responsible for training and sending Competitors to EuroSkills and WorldSkills Competitions. The expert group [...]

Riding the elephant

The WorldSkills International (WSI) General Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica, marked many milestones for WSI – the election of your new President and Board of Directors. The induction of the world’s most populous nation into your membership (China became WSI’s 53rd Member country/region), and the presentation and ratification of a new 10 year plan. There is [...]

Medal your Potential

I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and creating something where there was nothing. To have a tangible piece of work which was mine. When I was still at school I liked the challenge of trying new methods and tools to develop and change my “work” – it was just a hobby, mucking around, but [...]

How a WorldSkills Competition made him grow up

We, Mono Zukuri Vocational Research Institute LLP in Japan, conducted an interview with Mr. Katsuya Yamazaki, the silver medalist of Construction Metal works of WorldSkills Calgary 2009. We learned much regarding how the vocational training and competition made him grow up. I did not feel nervous at WorldSkills Competition. I managed to keep my motivation [...]