The 43rd World Skills Competition, widely known as “Skill Olympics,” opened on August 11 in Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo.
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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 will demonstrate their skills during the four-day agenda.
(Soundbite) Simon Bartley, President of the World Skills Organization
“Your dedication and hard work will make sure our competitions have the opportunity show the world (what you will achieve).”
China sent 32 players to participate in the competition of 29 projects like Data Control Car, welding and masonry.
The British contestants presented a show at the opening ceremony to highlight their humor and wisdom.
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The World Skills Competition sponsored by the World Skills Organization began in 1950, and has been held every two years.
It aims to showcase the value of skills, raise the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide, and build an important international platform for skills cooperation.
In recent years, the organizer has set competitions covering machinery, construction, networks, services and creative industries, and all participants are required to be under 22 years old.