The stage is set for the hosting of the first WorldSkills Grenada competition scheduled for 18 and 19 June 2019 at the T.A Marryshow Community College Hospitality Department. The competition, modeled on WorldSkills International, a global competition is being hosted by the National Training Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The event is being staged under the theme, “Showcasing Youth Skills for Employment”.
Competitors between the ages of 17 and 25 will vie for supremacy in four skill areas: Cooking, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design Technology, and Beauty Therapy. Oher exhibition displays include Robotics, Cosmetology, Bartending, Baking, the Internet of Things, Bow-tie Craft, Massage/Facials among others.
WorldSkills Grenada is a competition aimed at showcasing the technical competencies of young Grenadians in a variety of skill areas. The hope is that live vocational competition such as this, will nurture a passion for skills and the pursuit of excellence while developing a system of benchmarking against global standards. It is also an opportunity for influencing strong collaboration between industry, government, and educators to build a world class skills training system.
The national competition is based on WorldSkills International, which is an international organization focused on skills excellence and development among young people through competitions which build confidence, empower communities and help to fuel economies.
Grenada became a member of WorldSkills Americas in July 2018 and will be able to send participants to WorldSkills Americas competitions when they are held every two years.