WorldSkills still ‘top class’
WHILE THE number of participating organisations in the WorldSkills Barbados competition has fallen, the standard has remained high and organisers are gunning for gold in the regional competition this year.
“The interest is still very high. Perhaps the criteria or age limit has prevented more organisations from joining this year but we still have 16 finalists, four in each area, plus an extra four reserves. The standards this year are very high and I think we can get gold this year,” said chairman of the TVET Council’s organising committee Dario Walcott.
The biennial competition started locally in 2012. That year Barbados won silver at WorldSkills Americas while winning bronze in 2014.
This year the competition involved four categories – hairdressing, culinary arts, automotive technology and garment making – and was open to participants aged 16 to 21. (CA)
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