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    28 May 2018

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 offers 
a gateway for local talent to take on the world’s best
All are welcome to observe the exciting tournament
    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 offers 
a gateway for local talent to take on the world’s best
All are welcome to observe the exciting tournament

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 offers a gateway for local talent to take on the world’s best All are welcome to observe the exciting tournament

    Cloud Computing is added to the category of Information and Communication Technology in the  WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 to tie in with digital trends
    Cloud Computing is added to the category of Information and Communication Technology in the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 to tie in with digital trends
    Winners of the competition stand the chance of representing Hong Kong in the WorldSkills Competition to be held in Russia next year. The photo captures the Hong Kong competitor and Bronze Prize winner LAU Wai-yin (left) in the Beauty Therpay trade of the last WorldSkills Competition
    Winners of the competition stand the chance of representing Hong Kong in the WorldSkills Competition to be held in Russia next year. The photo captures the Hong Kong competitor and Bronze Prize winner LAU Wai-yin (left) in the Beauty Therpay trade of the last WorldSkills Competition

    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 has commenced. The formal Opening Ceremony will be held on 22 June (Friday) in the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), a member institution of the Vocatonal Training Council (VTC). In the course of the tournament, the public are welcome to observe at close range different competitions, including 3D Digital Game Art, Visual Merchandising and Jewellery, to experience in person the excitement of the young competitors. Winners of the competition will have the chance to represent Hong Kong in the WorldSkills Competition to be held in Russia next year.

    This year, competitors are to compete in 25 trades divided into six competition categories, namely Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services as well as Transportation and Logistics, in which around 600 of the elite of young industry tradesmen enrolled. Outstanding entrants may be selected to represent Hong Kong in the biennial Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macao/Chengdu Youth Skills Competition and the WorldSkills Competition - hailed as the Skills Olympics – to be held in Kazan, Russia.

    Two trades, Cloud Computing and 3D Digital Game Art, are added this year in view of emerging demands for new skills. For Cloud Computing, competitors will be given technical requirements for daily project deliverables where they will need to architect and provide the cloud infrastructure and services necessary to meet project goals. These include designing, maintaining the network, and resolving problems in relation to the Cloud. Regarding 3D Digital Game Art, competitors are required to perform various skills including interpretation of the game design brief, 3D modelling, texturing and game animation. 3D game works with elements like characterisation and motions will be produced.

    Members of the public are welcome to come and watch the competitions to experience in person the enthusiasm and passion for vocational skills as displayed by the young local competitors. (Please refer to Annex 1 & 2 for details.)

    Jointly organised biennially by the VTC, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA), the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition provides a platform for people aged 21 or below to compare notes and advance their professional skills as well as encouraging them to excel themselves and contribute to society.

    The biennial WorldSkills Competition is a global skills event. The last competition, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last October, saw around 1,300 young professionals from close to 60 countries and regions participating, with competitors from Hong Kong winning a Bronze award in the Beauty Therapy trade competition and seven Medallions for Excellence. Since first participating in 1997, Hong Kong teams have won two Golds, one Silver, five Bronze and 46 Medallions for Excellence, attesting to the world-class standard of Hong Kong competitors.

    Established in 1982, the  Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEithe Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVEthe Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

    VTC website: www.vtc.edu.hk

    Media Enquiries: 2836 1340 / 2836 1046


    Annex 1: Schedule of skill competitions held on the day of the Opening Ceremony (22 June)
     Skill/Trade  Competition Date   Competition Venue
     Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  9:30 to 11:30 am  Room 436, 4/F,
     VTC Pokfulam Complex,
     145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
     Graphic Design Technology  10:00 am to 12:00 nn & 2:30 to 4:30 pm  Room LW552,
     IVE (Lee Wai Lee),
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Jewellery  10:00 am to 12:00 nn & 2:00 to 4:00 pm  Room LW781a,
     IVE (Lee Wai Lee),
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Visual Merchandising  10:00 am to 5:30 pm  Concourse, 8/F,
     HKDI,
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     3D Digital Game Art  2:00 to 4:00 pm  Room B523,
     HKDI,
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Web Design and Development  2:00 to 5:00 pm  Block A, Room 204,
     IVE (Tsing Yi),
     20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island,
     New Territories

    Annex 2: Schedule of other skill competitions
    Skill/Trade  Competition Date  Competition Venue
     Mechanical Engineering CAD  1 June 2018
     9:30 am to 12:00 nn & 2:00 to 4:00 pm

     2 June 2018
     8:30 am to 2:00 pm
     Room 126,
     IVE (Tuen Mun),
     18 Tsing Wun Road,
     Tuen Mun, New Territories
     Cooking  9 June 2018
     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

     10 June 2018
     10:00 to 11:30 am & 2:00 to 4:00 pm
     1/F, Demo Kitchen,
     VTC Pokfulam Complex,
     145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
     Car Painting  20 June 2018
     2:00 to 4:00 pm
     2/F, VTC Kwai Chung Complex,
     13-19 San Kwai Street,
     Kwai Chung, New Territories
     Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  21 June 2018
     9:30 am to 12:00 nn & 2:00 to 4:30pm
     Room 436, 4/F,
     VTC Pokfulam Complex,
     145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
     3D Digital Game Art  23 June 2018
     9:30 am to 12:00 nn
     Room B523,
     HKDI, 3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Graphic Design Technology  23 June 2018 
     10:00 am to 12:00 nn
     Room LW552,
     IVE (Lee Wai Lee),
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Jewellery  23 June 2018
     9:30 to 11:30 am
     Room LW781a,
     IVE (Lee Wai Lee),
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Visual Merchandising  23 June 2018
     9:30 am to 1:00 pm
     Concourse, 8/F,
     HKDI, 
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Web Design and Development  23 June 2018
     10:00 am to 1:00 pm & 2:00 to 5:00 pm
     Block A, Room 204,
     IVE (Tsing Yi),
     20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island,
     New Territories
     Bricklaying  23 June 2018
     10:00 am to 4:00 pm
     Construction Industry Council Trade
     Testing Centre,
     95 Yue Kwong Road,
     Aberdeen, Hong Kong
     (Please go to the 4/F for public registration)
     Joinery
     Painting and Decorating
     Plumbing and Heating
     Wall and Floor Tiling
     Welding
     IT Software Solutions for Business  23 June 2018
     24 June 2018
     10:00 am to 12:30 pm & 2:30 to 4:30 pm
     Room 317A, 3/F, Academic Block,
     IVE (Chai Wan),
     30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan,
     Hong Kong
     Beauty Therapy  25 June 2018
     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

     26 June 2018
     10:00 am to 3:00 pm
     Room 007C&D,
     Youth College (Kwai Fong),
     85 Hing Shing Road,
     Kwai Chung, New Territories
     Hairdressing  25 June 2018
     9:30 am to 5:45 pm

     26 June 2018
     10:00 to 11:45 am
     Room 007A,
     Youth College (Kwai Fong),
     85 Hing Shing Road,
     Kwai Chung, New Territories
     Cloud Computing  27 June 2018
     28 June 2018
     10:00 am to 5:00 pm

     29 June 2018
     10:00 am to 1:30 pm
     Room A002 & A003,
     HKDI,
     3 King Ling Road,
     Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
     Fashion Technology  29 June 2018
     10:00 am to 5:00 pm

     30 June 2018
     10:00 am to 12:30 pm & 3:00 to 4:30 pm
     5/F,
     Clothing Industry Training
     Authority (Kowloon Bay),
     63 Tai Yip Street,
     Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
     Mechatronics  29 June 2018
     9:30 am to 5:00 pm

     30 June 2018
     9:30 am to 12:30 pm
     Block D, Room226,
     IVE (Tsing Yi),
     20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island,
     New Territories
     Mobile Robotics  6 July 2018
     7 July 2018
     2:00 to 4:00 pm
     Block D, Room114,
     IVE (Tsing Yi),
     20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island,
     New Territories
     
    Schedules of skill competitions are subject to change. Please refer to below link for details: http://www.worldskillshongkong.org/en/schedule.html


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