|2017 China International Skills Competition Kicks off
|About 1,100 participants from 38 countries and regions will participate in the 2017 China International Skills Competition and International Forum on Skills and Development that kicks off in Shanghai and Suzhou today.
The competition that runs until Friday is the largest-ever international skills event to be held in China.
A total of 21 competitive events will be held, including woodworking, flower arrangement, hairdressing, baking, mobile robotics, welding, mechatronics to name just a few.
Besides the forum today, Shanghai will host 15 competitive events, while Suzhou in neighboring Jiangsu Province will stage six events.
There will also be demonstrations of vocational skills in Shanghai like traditional flour-made food items and paper-cutting. Suzhou will also organize exhibitions on Chinese hair embroidery and woodcarvings.
After joining the WorldSkills International (WSI) in October 2010, China has dedicated itself in the development of world skills. It has integrated deeply with WSI`s global family, and is now bidding to hold the 46th WorldSkills Competition (WSC) in 2021 in Shanghai. Its bidding slogan is "New Youth, New Skills, New Dream."
If China wins the bid, the WorldSkills Competition will be held from September 23 to 26 in 2021. It expects to attract 600,000 participants from home and abroad with an expected viewership of 500 million.
News source: Shanghai Daily