Day 1 of the Competition
5 March 2008
1 of the 39th WorldSkills Competition kicked of yesterday. For the first time,
the Competitors, Experts, Delegates, Observers, and visitors were together
onsite. Over 810 Competitors from 47 countries are represented in 47 skills.
There are 17 Halls spread over a large area in Numazu City. With fresh flowers
and bright signage throughout the Competition site, Japan once again shows a
warm welcome to all.
The Competitors started their briefing in their Competition workshops at 9:00am. Media and visitors are anxiously waiting to get their first glance of the Competitors in action and finally entered the Competition Halls for the first time at 10:00am.
The schedule included finalising the test projects in all of the skills so the Competitors were busy going over blueprints, details and layouts for their skill. They had to set a personal plan to make sure that they accomplish their goal of completing the test project. The test projects have been developed by the Experts in their skill over months and months of preparation.
The Competitors have been practicing and training to prefect their skills the last several months, and today it finally starts. Once the Experts arrived onsite, they worked together to change 30% of the test projects so that the Competitors will have new and different twists in their test projects.
The WorldSkills Competition has begun!
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