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Shanghai opens bureau for 2021 WorldSkills event
From:Shanghai Daily  |  2020-07-30 08:29

SHANGHAI Party Secretary LiQiangunveiled the plaque of the WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 Executive Bureau yesterday.

The city will host the 46thWorldSkillsCompetition, the highest-level skills competition in the world, in September next year.

The executive bureau is a temporary organization to make preparations and run the event.

China’s human resources and social security vice minister Tang Tao read a congratulatory letter from theWorldSkillsInternational at the ceremony.

Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng said China attached great importance to organizing the event known as the “Olympics for skills” and President XiJinpinghas also repeatedly called for meticulous preparation for the event to boost exchanges and mutual learning with other countries and demonstrate China’s vocational training achievements.

Gong said Shanghai is honored to shoulder its responsibility as host city and will be meticulous in preventing COVID-19 and in preparing for the competition.

He said the city will integrate all resources to enhance its capacity in hosting the competition and the impact of the event. It aims to carry forward the vision of the competition, raise the recognition of skills, promote cooperation and exchanges in terms of skills, accelerate development of skills, boost high-quality economic development and contribute to the development of high-quality life for people around the world.

The WorldSkills Conference 2021 will also be held along with the competition for educators, ministers, government officials, leaders of business and industry and youth toshare best practices and learn about global trends and issues in vocational education and training.