WorldSkills Barbados 2020 Competition: Day Two

11/20/2020 12:17 AM
WorldSkills Barbados News

Day two of the biennial WorldSkills Barbados (WSB) 2020 Competition saw the 22 competitors make steady progress in the completion of the various modules of the Test Projects on which they are being judged during the four-day skills competition.

The students are representing their respective training intuitions, the Barbados Community College (BCC), the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB), the Caribbean Cuisine Culinary Institute (CCCI) and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), in the following six skill areas: Car Painting, Cooking, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design Technology, Hairdressing and Restaurant Service.

This year the competition is being held at two venues with Car Painting taking place at Simpson Motors, Warrens, St. Michael on Saturday and Sunday, November 21 – 22, 2020 and the other five at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) November 19 – 22.

The WSB 2020 competition concludes on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at LESC, start time is 9:30 a.m., and at Simpson Motors, Warrens, St. Michael, start time is 8:30 a.m. 

The WorldSkills Barbados Competition is modelled on the international WorldSkills Competition, the world’s largest technical and vocational skills contest. WorldSkills is considered the global hub of skills excellence and promotes vocational education and training for young people in over 80 Member countries and regions.

The WSB 2020 Competition was originally scheduled to take place in May of this year but was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The international WorldSkills Competition which is also held biennially in different parts of the world was recently postponed from September 2021 until 2022.

WorldSkills Barbados is coordinated by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, the government agency responsible for overseeing the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system. The aim of the WorldSkills Barbados programme is to help improve the quality of the national TVET system.