Barbados Placed 46th At Its First WorldSkills International

12/18/2017 12:16 PM
WorldSkills Barbados News

Barbados placed 46th along with eleven other countries at the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 competition.

Fifty-nine (59) countries participated in the world’s biggest vocational skills competition which featured 51 skill areas across six sectors: Creative Arts and Fashion; Construction and Building Technology; Manufacturing and Engineering Technology; Transportation and Logistics; Information and Communications Technology and Social and Personal Services.

Barbados participated in four skill areas: Automobile Technology, Cooking, Fashion Technology and Hairdressing. 

In addition to winning gold, silver or bronze medals, competitors had the opportunity to earn a Medallion for Excellence if they scored a minimum of 700 points, which would indicate they were operating at the WorldSkills standard. 

Barbados did not medal or gain a Medallion for Excellence.  Here are the results:

Akeil Craig-Browne, Automobile Technology competitor

  • Scored 662 points
  • Won Best of Nation Award (competitor who scored the most points for their home country)
  • Chinese Taipei won gold with 769 points
  • Silver went to China
  • Japan and Malaysia won bronze
  • Thirteen (13) competitors earned a Medallion for Excellence 

Tinisha Hall, Cooking competitor

  • Scored 641 points
  • Italy won gold with 769 points
  • Silver went to Thailand
  • Denmark, Malaysia and Austria won bronze
  • Sixteen (16) competitors earned a Medallion for Excellence 

Roshida Griffith, Fashion Technology competitor

  • Scored 638 points
  • China won gold with 749 points
  • Brazil won silver
  • Chinese Taipei won bronze
  • Twelve (12) competitors earned a Medallion for Excellence 

Takiya Jordan, Hairdressing competitor

  • Scored 614 points
  • France won with 758 points
  • Silver went to Finland
  • Russia won bronze
  • Fifteen (150 competitors earned a Medallion for Excellence 

China placed 1st after winning the most medal points at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.  Korea placed second, Switzerland came third while Brazil and Russia placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Barbados placed 46th along with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Costa Rica, Croatia, Georgia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa and Zambia.  This was the first time Barbados participated in the international competition.  (PR/TVET Council Barbados)