Phuket to host regional round of 29th National Skills Competition

PHUKET: Phuket will be one of four venues in southern Thailand to host the regional round of the 29th National Skills Competition later this month, with winners set to enter the WorldSkills Thailand Competition 2023 in the first quarter of next year .

The aim of the competition, organized by the Department of Skills Development, is to provide young people between the ages of 22 and 25 from all parts of Thailand with the opportunity to showcase their talents in 25 different skill areas.

Phuket, along with Surat Thani, Songkhla and Nakhon Sri Thammarat will host the regional rounds from July 20-22, an online meeting with the Region 11 Skills Development Institute office in Surat announced yesterday (June 30). Thani.

The national competition will see the winners selected to represent Thailand to participate in the 13th ASEAN Skills Competition in Singapore in July 2023, the Asian Skills Competition in Malaysia and the chance to participate in the 47th International Skills Competition in Lyon, France , in September 2024.

Entrants will compete in 25 skill categories, including automotive technology, food processing, catering, welding, information technology, web design, electrical systems, furniture assembly, fashion, mechatronics, graphics, refrigeration. hairdressing, electronics, CNC machining and industrial automation.

The National Skills Competition is held in Thailand every two years “to stimulate the development of skills in the workforce in order to increase employment opportunities, the generation of public revenue and the overall economic development of the country” , the Skills Development Department said in its statement. press release announcing the regional rounds.

With the WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 event canceled due to the pandemic, WorldSkills International, organizer of the international WorldSkills competitions, this year held a series of skills competitions collectively known as the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE).

The locally hosted global competition is expected to attract over 1,100 competitors from 57 countries and regions

“We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and commitment shown by WorldSkills members and partners to ensure our competitors have an international WorldSkills experience in 2022,” said Chris Humphries, President and Chairman of the WorldSkills Board. International.

“We know that WorldSkills competitions have a positive impact by showcasing and motivating more young people to develop their technical and professional skills. This will always provide a unique experience for competitors and benchmarking for members. Accordingly, we are delighted to be able to organize a special edition of the competition in 2022,” he said.

Valerie J. Wallis