Saudi students and experts will be showcasing their innovative skills in aircraft maintenance and welding during the “WorldSkills” competition to be held in Kazan, Russia on Thursday.
The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of representatives from 75 countries.
“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri.
“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.
“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.
Those who qualified from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes were: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.
“Saudi students impressed the participants during previous local and international competitions,” Al-Tuwaijri said, adding “Yamani was chosen as the best aircraft maintenance expert during the 2017 competition held in Abu Dhabi.”
“WorldSkills” started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid.