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What Is The World Skills Competition?

World Skills International (WSI), the largest skills competition in the world was founded in 1950. It is a global organisation that promotes vocational, technological and service oriented education and training.

It promotes skilled careers in 72 Member countries and regions, all working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

WSI brings youth, industries, and educators together to give youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by parents, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WSI is making a direct impact on raising the level of skills throughout the world. This global event has become the pinnacle of showcasing excellence in vocational education and training.

Every two years, tens of thousands of skilled young people from around the world – accompanied by their teachers, coaches and mentors – gather in a selected city to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and to test themselves against demanding international standards.

In South Africa the World Skills initiative is championed by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Even though South Africa has participated in WSI events since 1990, WSSA was formally established in April 2013 by the Deputy Minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana.

Why Are Skill Competitions So Important?

  • Training, qualifying and competing in the World Skills Competition equals 4-5 years of professional training.
  • Builds character, confidence, commitment, and self-esteem.
  • Helps align and increase the quality of the required standards in vocational and education training systems.
  • Helps benchmark the educational training system against industry, public demand, and across borders.
  • The challenge of a competition brings fun and exciting elements into teaching and training.
  • Provides the validation that mastery of a skill requires practical learning and training over time.
  • Raise quality, promote professional development, and drive improvements in vocational training.
  • World Skills offers the infrastructure and competition experience to engage with a number of target groups, from students in grade school and secondary school to youth, governments, and educators.
  • No. of skills represented: more than 45
  • No. of Member countries/regions: more than 72 (representing more than 70% of the world’s population)
  • 32 new Member countries/regions since 2005
  • Since the 2003 World Skills Competition we have had:
  • A combined 992,000 people visit the Competitions
  • A combined 4,931 Competitors at the global level

David la Grange scored 93% in the regional competition and will now take part in the National competition in Durban on the 12th – 15th February 2017. He will be one of 4 participants and the winner of this competition will go through to the finals of World Skills competition itself in Abu Dhabi in October 2017, where they will compete against finalist from more than 70 countries around the world. Congratulations from the Airvent team.

Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation staff: David la Grange
Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation staff award: David la Grange

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