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WorldSkills

42nd WorldSkills Competition - Leipzig, Germany 2013

WorldSkills Competition at its best at the Leipzig Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre

WorldSkills Excellence Festival for transnational vocational training

‘A time to make friends’ was the motto of the 2006 World Cup and Germany was very able to show the world what it was like to have a World Cup hosted by friends. Seven years after that legendary World Cup, Germany now seeks to inspire young people and skilled experts from the world of vocational and educational training with a flawless WorldSkills Competition 2013 and an exciting WorldSkills Excellence Festival "Made in Germany".

“Made in Germany” stands for excellence of engineering and design the world over. It is a seal of quality and the standard to which we naturally aspire in hosting WorldSkills 2013 in Germany. WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 – Made in Germany is a promise. The promise to deliver an unparalleled competition in a setting that offers a rich cultural and historical experience.

We will offer all involved a rich and unforgettable experience that will deliver benefits to them not only for the rest of their careers but for the rest of their lives. The prime focus, of course, is on the competitors and the champions – and we aim not only to look after them extremely well during their stay, but also to ensure that they can continue to build their networks and international exchanges long after WorldSkills 2013 is over.

www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com

 


Background

The chairman of the World Plumbing Council Stuart Henry met with the President of WorldSkills International Vocational Training Organisation Mr Tjerk (Jack) Dusseldorp in Sydney on the 29th March 2004 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two global organizations.

At the ceremony conducted at the Dusseldorp Skills Forum both men strongly endorsed the need for greater investment in vocational education and training as this investment was essential in developing individual and community capacity in all nations of the World. Such investment would also be critical in achieving progress towards sustainable global development and economic progress.

Mr Henry said that this was a significant milestone for the World Plumbing Council and that a key objective of the MoU was to:

- Share information, knowledge and networks;

- Where appropriate co-operate in the establishment of standards for vocational education and training;

- Consider joint projects in promoting vocational education and training.

- WPC presentations for World Championship Competition winners.

 The establishment of partnerships, such as this with WorldSkills, is a key strategy in the World Plumbing Councils objective to create a global leadership role for the organization and the plumbing industry. Mr Henry went on to say that already WPC enjoys many links with WorldSkills as many of its member organizations are strong supporters of the international WorldSkills competition held every two years.

The Chief Plumbing Expert charged with the responsibility of organising the plumbing competition in Helsinki is Mr John Smart of Dublin Institute of Technology. Mr Smart also enjoys strong links with the World Plumbing Council having been the inaugural winner of the World Plumbing Council Trainers Scholarship in 2003.

The Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF) is an independent, not for profit body with a mission to achieve changes needed to enable all Australians to reach their potential. In particular, the Forum works co-operatively with communities, industry, government and nongovernment organisations to generate ideas, research, tools and information which will improve the learning and work transitions of young Australians. It finances its own work.

The establishment of partnerships, such as this with WorldSkills, is a key strategy in the World Plumbing Councils objective to create a global leadership role for the organization and the plumbing industry. Mr Henry went on to say that already WPC enjoys many links with WorldSkills as many of its member organizations are strong supporters of the international WorldSkills competition held every two years.

The Chief Plumbing Expert charged with the responsibility of organising the plumbing competition in Helsinki is Mr John Smart of Dublin Institute of Technology. Mr Smart also enjoys strong links with the World Plumbing Council having been the inaugural winner of the World Plumbing Council Trainers Scholarship in 2003.

The Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF) is an independent, not for profit body with a mission to achieve changes needed to enable all Australians to reach their potential. In particular, the Forum works co-operatively with communities, industry, government and nongovernment organisations to generate ideas, research, tools and information which will improve the learning and work transitions of young Australians. It finances its own work.

 

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