Namibia to compete in WorldSkills Competition

09 Feb 2017 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia will compete in seven skills areas in the 44th WorldSkills Competition (WSC) in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from 14 to 17 October 2017.
The seven competitors will compete in bricklaying, carpentry, cooking, electrical installations, joinery, plumbing and heating, as well as wall and floor tiling.
A media statement issued by WorldSkills Namibia (WSN) on Tuesday said the competitors were selected through the National Skills Competition, held in Windhoek in September 2016.
Namibia joined 75 other WorldSkills member countries and regions at the Competition Preparation Week (CPW), which took place from 27 to 31 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
The CPW is held six months ahead of the bi-annual WSC for all member countries to come together and contribute to the preparations of the competition.
Namibia was represented by WSN manager and technical delegate, Sens Shoolongo; coordinator for competition development, Justina Itembu and logistics and procurement coordinator Alma Nghifindaka as technical observers.
“The opportunity to continuously participate in WorldSkills Competitions will give Namibian competitors, instructors/trainers and officials much needed exposure to international training standards and practices as well as networking and collaborative opportunities with their international counterparts,” said Shoolongo.
The event also launched the One-School-One-Country (OSOC) initiative, which sees member countries paired with a selected primary school from the host country as cultural exchange partners during the competition.
WSN is an associate member of WorldSkills International and promotes vocational education and training in Namibia.