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About WorldSkills ASEAN
WorldSkills ASEAN is the largest showcase of professional and technical skills in the ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region and brings the objectives of the WorldSkills movement to Southeast Asia.
The skills competition was initiated by an agreement among ASEAN member countries in 1993 and aim to promote and raise skills standards in the ASEAN region to an international level, as well as to motivate youths to develop their skills and knowledge.
ASEAN member countries take turns to host the biennial WorldSkills ASEAN Competition.
The competitors represent the best-skilled talents and are selected from national skills competitions in ASEAN member countries. They demonstrate highly skilled technical abilities both individually and collectively in their respective industries.
Objectives of WorldSkills ASEAN
To promote the development of quality vocational, technical and work values among youths and skilled professionals;
To foster cooperation in vocational and technical education and training between member countries;
To encourage close cooperation between governments, industry, unions and vocational training institutions; and
To provide recognition for technical excellence and develop a new generation of highly skilled professionals.