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WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 Postponed!

11/03/2020 05:54 AM
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Barbados Fashion Technology Competitor Peabo Sampson at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition

The 46th Biennial WorldSkills Competition scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China in September next year has been postponed until 2022!

WorldSkills International (WSI) officially announced today Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the postponement of WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barbados joined other WorldSkills International member countries at an extraordinary General Assembly meeting to vote in support of this decision. It means that all future events will also be moved by one year so WorldSkills Lyon 2023, in France, will move to 2024.

WorldSkills China and the Municipality of Shanghai fully supported the postponement and expressed appreciation for the strong partnership with WorldSkills and its Members and Partners.

WorldSkills China and the Municipality of Shanghai stated that they were committed to an event that is full of innovation and wide-reaching impact. The actual rescheduled date is not yet finalized but is expected to be between October to November 2022.

WorldSkills France and the WorldSkills Lyon 2023 Competition Organizer also fully supported the postponement and future cycle changes, indicating their understanding and respect for the investment of a Competition host and the benefits and legacy achieved.

WSI stressed that postponing the Competitions allowed for the selection, training, and proper celebration of the achievements of the young, skilled Champions. It also allowed Members to “reboot” their national activities and programmes in 2021.

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