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Seven students fly the flag at global WorldSkills Competition

Seven students fly the flag at global WorldSkills Competition

A team of seven competitors from Namibia are taking part in the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which kicked off on 14 October and will run until 19 October.

The WorldSkills Competition sees Namibia competing in seven skill categories against 77 other countries where 1,300 Competitors from across the globe competes in 51 skill areas across a wide range of industries and trades.

The event started on 14 October and will run until 19 October and Namibia’s team is being lead by the Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandji-Murangi.

Namibia takes part in it’s second WorldSkills Competition and is among the six countries that represent the African Continent at WorldSkills International. Other African countries are Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia.

“With a considerable talent pool of young artisans, Namibia is proud to join the global arena in celebrating that talent. Not only will the team compete, but take part in skills exchange and be able to experience the latest technological innovations and best practice in their respective fields, with an aim to adapt that into our local training system and narrow the gap, with the global bests,” Katrina Newaka, communications consultant for WorldSkills Namibia said.


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