The 43rd World Skills Competition closed on August 16 in Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo, with China scoring four gold medals in the categories of manufacturing, welding, hairdressing, and automobile paint.
(Soundbite) Tang Tao, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security
“The contestants demonstrated their potential. Though we have advanced on some categories, no major breakthrough was seen yet. We expect to achieve better results in the future.”
The Albert Vidal Award, or the highest individual almighty prize, was shared by the competitors of the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Korea.
It was the first time that the competition was held in Latin America, with the highest number of participants in its history – a total of 1,192 contestants from 59 countries and regions demonstrate their skills during the four-day agenda.