WSB 2020 Competition to take Place in November

10/02/2020 01:51 PM
WorldSkills Barbados News

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will host the WorldSkills Barbados 2020 Competition in November at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. This is the fifth time that this unique, live, biennial event, which is modelled on the international WorldSkills Competition, is being staged.

This year's WorldSkills Barbados Competition was scheduled to take place in May 2020 but was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which affected Barbados and the rest of the world. It will now be held November 19 - 22, 2020.

The WorldSkills programme serves to promote skills development and excellence. During the four days of the 2020 competition 26 finalists - 25 competitors and 1 reserve - from three (3) public and one private local training institution will vie to win gold, silver or bronze medals in the following six (6) Skill Areas: (1) Car Painting (2) Cooking (3) Fashion Technology (4) Graphic Design Technology (5) Hairdressing, and (6) Restaurant Service.

Technical Officer with the TVET Council, Dario Walcott, who serves as the Lead Officer for the WorldSkills Barbados Programme, announced the 2020 finalists at a Media Briefing which took place at the Media Resource Department Conference Room, Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) on Friday, October 2. The finalists are:

CAR PAINTING

1.

Jashon Alleyne

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

2.

Kevon Bennett

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

3.

Renico Brewster

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

4.

Toreek Mayers

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

5.

Ramario Yearwood

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

 COOKING

6.

Jessica Cummins

Barbados Community College

7.

Shaquon Graham

Barbados Community College

8.

Brandon Jones

Barbados Community College

9.

Lewis Worrell

Barbados Community College

10.

Kodie Hinds

Barbados Vocational Training Board

11.

Daryl Hunte

Barbados Vocational Training Board

12.

Shenanké Nedd

Barbados Vocational Training Board

13.

Jashown Willoughby

Barbados Vocational Training Board

14.

Deshawn Wiggins

Caribbean Cuisine Culinary Institute

15.

Brittney Greaves

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

FASHION TECHNOLOGY

16.

Zabrielle Massiah

Barbados Vocational Training Board

 GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

17.

Tre Greaves

Barbados Community College

 HAIRDRESSING

18.

Ashia Babb (Reserve)

Barbados Vocational Training Board

19.

Kendria Mayers

Barbados Vocational Training Board

20.

Aliyah Clarke

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

21.

Kay-Deen Hinds

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

22.

Rachelle Jones

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

 RESTAURANT SERVICES

23.

Shanika Cadogan

Barbados Community College

24.

O’Sheri Vaughan-Dorant

Barbados Community College

25.

Tonquanja Giddings

Barbados Community College

26.

Jay Parris

Barbados Community College

27.

Eliyah Thompson

Barbados Vocational Training Board

Mr. Walcott noted that as a result of COVID-19 efforts were being made to have the WorldSkills Barbados 2020 Competition livestreamed. (PR/TVET Council Barbados)