Local wizkid to represent Africa on the WorldSkills Champions Trust
Africa will be represented on the WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT) by son of the soil, Namibia’s WorldSkills former competitor, Tjihimise Karaerua.
Karaerua, who represented the country at the 2017 WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, replaced Tayla Schou from South Africa who represented the continent from 2015-2017,Worldskills Namibia said in a media release on Tuesday.
Representatives from the other continents are as follows: Pearl So Ka Yu, Hong Kong, China (Asia), Kieron Kolhmann, US Representing (Americas), Giovanny Sanchez, Colombia (Americas), Amelia Addis, New Zealand (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) / Oceania) and Jacqueline Tanzer, Austria (Europe).
Worldskills Namibia Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Katrina Newaka said to hone his skills to effectively represent the community of WorldSkills Champions, Karaerua will travel to Shanghai, China on 26 January where he will meet the rest of the WSCT representatives and participate in leadership and media training sessions, forums and conferences.
“I am truly honored and embrace this lifetime opportunity which will open doors for personal growth add value to the entire Namibian TVET sector, a catalyst for our economic development, ” Karaerua said.
The WSCT is a group of former WorldSkills Competitors representing all six continents, working together to help bridge the gap between former WorldSkills Competitors (Champions) and WorldSkills International beyond the Competition.
The Trustees share skills, abilities, and creativity to develop projects and initiatives to improve the world through the power of skills. WSCT serves as advisory group to WorldSkills International on matters related to continued involvement of global youth in the skills development agenda.