Tai­wan achieves best re­sults to date at WorldSkills

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Tai­wan won five golds, seven sil­vers and four bronze medals, along with 18 hon­or­able-men­tion “medal­lions of ex­cel­lence,” at the 43rd WorldSkills Com­pe­ti­tion, which is claimed to be the world’s largest skilled trade and tech­nol­ogy com­pe­ti­tion.

This was Tai­wan’s best re­sult since it be­gan par­tic­i­pat­ing in the WorldSkills Com­pe­ti­tion in 1970.

Tai­wan sent 41 par­tic­i­pants to the bi­en­nial skilled pro­fes­sion com­pe­ti­tion and took part in 39 skill ar­eas fea­tured at the event, which at­tracted 1,189 par­tic­i­pants from 63 coun­tries through­out the world.

The latest com­pe­ti­tion was held Aug. 12-15 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the awards were con­ferred at the clos­ing cer­e­mony on Sun­day.

Lin Hung-te, di­rec­tor of the Work­force De­vel­op­ment Agency’s Skill Eval­u­a­tion Cen­ter and ad­min­is­tra­tive con­venor of the Chi­nese Taipei del­e­ga­tion, said Tai­wan has achieved an over 90 per­cent win rate.

The gold medals were brought back home by Su Hsueh-yi in join­ery, Juan Pei-hao in re­frig­er­a­tion and air con­di­tion­ing, Chen Sh-ting in fash­ion tech­nol­ogy, Yao Jia-sheng in elec­tron­ics and Ku Sheng-wei in cook­ing.

Tai­wanese con­tes­tants also col­lected sil­ver medals in brick­lay­ing, graphic de- sign tech­nol­ogy, in­dus­trial con­trol, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­sign, IT net­work sys­tems ad­min­is­tra­tion, sheet me­tal tech­nol­ogy and mecha­tron­ics, while its bronze medals came from cab­i­net­mak­ing, CNC turn­ing, hair­dress­ing, and au­to­mo­bile tech­nol­ogy.

The WorldSkills Com­pe­ti­tion, an in­ter­na­tional hub for skills ex­cel­lence and de­vel­op­ment in vo­ca­tional, tech­no­log­i­cal and ser­vice-ori­ented ca­reers around the globe, is held by dif­fer­ent coun­tries ev­ery other year and will be hosted next time in Abu Dhabi in 2017.


Su Hsueh-yi of Tai­wan, right, cel­e­brates with fel­low con­tes­tants at the 43rd WorldSkills Com­pe­ti­tion in Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday. Su won the gold medal in join­ery. The Chi­nese Taipei team took home five golds, seven sil­vers and four bronze medals in to­tal.

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