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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 [...]

Medal Your Potential

When I was sixteen years old and finishing my compulsory basic education, I wanted  to learn a skilled trade. Apart from being sick of having my head in  books, I wanted to start my own business and the only way I was going to do that was take up an apprenticeship and start learning. Anyway, [...]

Putting yourself “out there”

The following story was posted on the Skills Canada – Ontario Alumni Facebook page. Jennifer Stuber was a Photography Competitor in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in 2009. Before participating in the Skills competition, I was terrified of putting mysel ‘out there.’ When my teacher first suggested it, I almost turned her down out of [...]

Viridis Liew, 2005 Albert Vidal Award Winner

Viridis Liew from Singapore won the Albert Vidal Award in Helsinki, 2005. Since the Competition she has completed her training and returned to Nanyang Polytechnic to teach and be a coach for future WorldSkills Competitors. How has pursuing a career in skills changed your vision for the future?

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 [...]