CCTV+BATIEGHAR: A Chinese delegation of 63 competitors are in Russia to participate in the 45th World Skills Competition, which kicked off in Kazan on Thursday.
The Chinese players are scheduled to take part in all 56 skills categories, including transportation and logistics, structure and architecture, manufacturing and engineering, information and communication, creative arts and fashion and public social and personal services.
This is the fifth time that China has attended the World Skills championship.
“The Chinese delegation includes a total of 63 players, who stood out in the 56 skills after many rounds of selection and assessment. They also represent China’s highest level in the 56 skills,” said Zhang Lixin, head of the Chinese delegation.
According to statistics, the average age of the Chinese competitors in this years’ competition is around 21 years old.
“After arriving here, we made a lot of preparations ahead of the competition. I am full of confidence about the competition,” said Shi Dan, a Chinese contestant.
“I will enjoy the game as much as I can. The results will come naturally as long as I try my best,” said Mo Zhen’an, another Chinese contestant.
In recent years, China has been constantly strengthening its training of vocational talents to create more favorable conditions for growth. The World Skills Competition has served as a platform for the training of skilled personnel in China.
“Our participation in the World Skills Competition is of great significance to our country and shows that we are continuously improving the cultivation of skilled personnel, promoting industrial transformation and upgrading our country and boosting the employment and entrepreneurship of workers,” said Zhang.
A total of 1,355 players from 69 countries and regions will attend the international event.
The games will run through Tuesday.
The 46th World Skills Competition will be held in Shanghai, China in 2021.