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President of Korea meets Competitors ahead of WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition
15:20' 11/24/2022

On the eve of the 2022 WorldSkills Competition 2022, Korean competitors were encouraged by President Yoon Suk-yeol.

The President Suk-yeol encouraged the competitors during his recent visit to the Global Institute of Skills Transfer (GIFTS) in Incheon.

Before meeting the competitors, the President visited the center and directly experienced the training process of some of the 45 skills that Korea competed in, including the technique of making shelves, mobile application development and optoelectronic technology.

Also at the meeting, President Yoon Suk-yeol talked to the competitors, discussing ideas to improve the training environment.

President Yoon said: “I hope that all Competitors will get good results in this Competition. I will do my best to nurture technical talents as skills are the driving force for Korea’s development and the key to future leaps.”

Fifty young professionals from Korea are in the final stage of training ahead of WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

WorldSkills Korea is hosting eight skill competitions of WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition from 9–18 October at KINTEX in Ilsan, Goyang. As a long-standing Member of WorldSkills, this will be the third time for the country to host an international Competition after WorldSkills Seoul 2001 and WorldSkills Busan 1978.

World Skills Competition 2022 special edition is the official replacement for World Skills Shanghai 2022, canceled in May due to pandemic.

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May due to the pandemic. Thanks to the commitment of WorldSkills Partners and Members, 62 skill competitions will be hosted in 29 events, in 26 cities, in 15 countries and regions between 7 September and 26 November 2022. More than 1,000 Competitors will compete, representing 57 countries and regions.

And Korea soon showed its careful preparation for this year's competition when contestant Chanhui Lee won a bronze medal in the prototypal model making event in Bern (Switzerland).

The Global Skills Transfer Institute is an organization under the Human Resource Development Agency of Korea (HRD Korea) that focuses on international cooperation and skills development. In 2018, World Skills International and GIFTS established the first World Skills Capacity Building Center to support global skills development, especially in developing countries.


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