Worldskills Barbados Skills Competition Launch Next Month

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Budding professional mechanics, fashion designers and chefs will have the opportunity to display their skills at the Worldskills Barbados Skills Competition 2014, which will be launched on Wednesday, October 2, at Courtyard by Marriott, Hastings, Christ Church.

Shaping a World Class Workforce Through Innovation, Creativity and Skills Development will be the guiding theme for the competition, which will see young people between the ages of 16 and 22 demonstrating the best of their vocational skills.

The event, which is scheduled to take place from March 1 to 16 next year, is also designed to create awareness of the vital contribution that skills and competence make to the achievement of economic success and individual fulfillment.

The WorldSkills Barbados Competition also seeks to promote excellence in skills development, improve workforce performance, increase the self-esteem of young people and the participation of employers in technical and vocational training.

The areas of electrical installation, garment making, culinary arts, automotive technology, hair dressing and beauty therapy, will be showcased during the event.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Lead Coordinator, Paul Puckerin, at 228-3383/4, emailing ppuckerin@tvetcouncil.com.bb or by visiting www.worldskillsbarbados.org.bb .

nekaelia.hutchinson@barbados.gov.bb

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