It’s been all over the world and even out of this world. Now, following a ceremony in Chinese Taipei on 6 August, the international leg of the WorldSkills Flag Relay has been completed. The flag is now returning to Russia, where it will be 'guest of honour' at the Opening Ceremony of the WorldSkills Russia National Competition at Sakhalin Island in the far east of the country.
By the time it has completed the journey to Kazan next August, the WorldSkills Flag will have made the equivalent of nearly three trips around the globe.
On April 9, the 500th day until the next WorldSkills Competition – WorldSkills Kazan 2019 – the WorldSkills Flag Relay reached Seoul, Korea. During the Flag Ceremony theWorldSkills Competitions in Busan (1978) and Seoul (2001) were remembered, and patches from these Competitions were added to the WorldSkills Flag.
A vlogwas released this week commemorating the fifth stop of the international section of the Flag Relay.
Hosted during the Closing Ceremony of Regional Skills CompetitionKorea, San-Quei Lin, Board member WorldSkills International, Kim Dong-Man, President of WorldSkills Korea, and Marat Zakirov, Deputy Director General of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Organizing Committee, took part in the Flag Relay Ceremony.
Oman has celebrated its most successful skills competition to date.
The third Oman Vocational Skills Competition brought together some fifty young Competitors to demonstrate their expertise across seven different disciplines.
Young men and women from seven vocational colleges in Oman took part in the Competition at Seeb Vocational College in the capital city of Muscat. They showed their talents in a variety of skills from Welding and Electronic Engineering to Air-conditioning and Refrigeration. Hairdressers and Painters and Decorators completed the skills line-up.