Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, sends off Indonesian delegates to participate in the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN. (Photo - ANTARA)

A batch of Indonesian delegates will be participating participate in the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN in Singapore. Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, sent them off while giving them encouragement.

“You are the best of the nation who have been chosen through a long and stringent selection, and I believe that you have prepared yourselves well, with a fighting spirit that never gives up to become a champion,” the minister said in a statement released.

According to Fauziyah, WorldSkills ASEAN has an important meaning in the effort to prepare competent human resources.

The success of Indonesian competitors within the event will be one of the benchmarks to measure how competitive Indonesian human resources are at the ASEAN level.

She urged participants to show a proper and professional attitude as well as high sportsmanship.

“Show that, in addition to skills, we are also not lacking in terms of attitude, behaviour, and personality,” the minister said.

The 2023 WorldSkills ASEAN will be held from July 23–25 in Singapore. During the previous editions, WorldSkills ASEAN, also known as ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC), was a routine activity held in ASEAN once every two years.

The event was held to improve training cooperation, promote vocational training and education, and improve the quality of the young workforce in ASEAN.

The 13th WorldSkills ASEAN is being held this year after being delayed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this year, the competition will feature 22 vocational fields and draw participation from 10 ASEAN member countries.

Indonesia has sent 36 competitors for 18 vocational fields, namely automobile technology, beauty therapy, CNC maintenance, electronics, fashion technology, graphic design technology, hairdressing, industrial automation, Internet of Things, and IT network system administration.

They also include IT software solutions for business, mechanical engineering CAD, mechatronics, mobile robotics, rapid transit systems, refrigeration and air conditioning, restaurant services, and web technologies. – ANTARA News


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