JAM | May 29, 2023

HEART/NSTA Trust to host 8th National Skills Competition starting May 30

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Over twenty-five new and emerging skills will be showcased across various leading sectors at this year’s HEART/NSTA Trust’s National Skills Competition.

The information was shared through a bulletin from the Ministry of Education and Youth.

The 8th National Skills Competition will be held from Tuesday (May 30) to Friday (June 2) under the theme, ‘Future Proofing the Economy through TVET’.

The competition is positioned by the HEART/NSTA Trust as the premier event to expose and equip young people with the necessary skills to further their education, pursue business opportunities, or advance their careers.

It also serves as a platform to identify and train participants for the WorldSkills International Competition, scheduled to take place in Lyon, France, in 2024.

Objectives of the National Skills Competition

The main objectives of the National Competition are:

  • to generate national awareness and appreciation for the WorldSkills movement and the related skill areas associated with the local and international competition;
  • to highlight the value of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the importance of investing in the skills of young people;
  • and to target youths across the various tiers of the education system who will be inspired to participate in future competitions in their skill area of choice .

In the meantime, the Ministry of Education and Youth encourages school administrators to support the competition by allowing students to attend.

The bulletin also noted that during the competition, students will have the opportunity to explore the competition village, observe the various events, and support their schools participating in any of the 25 selected skills.

The four-day event will take place at the National Arena in Kingston and to seek additional information or make inquiries, persons are encouraged to call 876-482-2821 or 876-433-7020.

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