Vienna (OTS) – AustrianSkills 2020, the Austrian state championships for professions, will take place from November 19 to 22, 2020 as part of the Career Info Fair (BIM) in Salzburg. The application deadline for AustrianSkills was extended until September 30th due to Covid19. The Austrian professional state championships are the basis for qualifications for WorldSkills 2021 in Shanghai and EuroSkills 2022 in St. Petersburg.
The best specialists in Austria, apprentices and pupils, compete against their professional colleagues in 40 competitions in order to demonstrate their skills. The task is to implement a challenging project on three competition days.
The result at AustrianSkills is the basis for posting to WorldSkills 2021 in Shanghai and EuroSkills 2022 in St. Petersburg. Around 400 participants and more than 30,000 visitors are expected in Salzburg. Due to the Corona restrictions in the past months, the registration period has been extended to September 30th.
Schultz: “It’s worth taking part!”
“If you want to show off your skills and talent, we want to motivate you to show it at the state championships. Participation requires fun in the profession you have learned, perseverance and above-average skills. Participation is definitely worth it, because AustrianSkills are the springboard to international competitions where the best specialists from all over the world compete, ”said Martha Schultz, Vice President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ).
In order to participate in the professional championships, vocational or school education must have been completed in Austria and there must be an employment relationship in the profession learned. In order to be able to participate in WorldSkills or EuroSkills, professional spoken and written English skills are required. The minimum age at the time of the international competitions is 18 years. WorldSkills is 22 years old and EuroSkills is 25 years old in the competition year.
Register in time!
The registration period ends on September 30th. You can find the list of competitions of the state championships, all details for registration and sample tasks for training purposes here: https: //www.wko.at/site/skillsaustria/austrianski … (https://www.wko.at/site/ skillsaustria / austrianski …
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Second: About SkillsAustria
SkillsAustria coordinates the Austrian State Championships (AustrianSkills) as a center for professional competitions within the WKO. Their winners represent Austria in the international competitions – EuroSkills and WorldSkills. In addition, SkillsAustria is responsible for the preparation and posting of the Austrian team to the international professional competitions and for public relations. The Austrian Chamber of Commerce has been a member of WorldSkills International since 1958 and has been regularly sending an Austrian team to the international professional world championships since 1961. The WKÖ has also been a member of WorldSkills Europe since 2007. Austria has been at the start of EuroSkills since the first European Championships in 2008.
The SkillsAustria project is financed by the WKÖ, the nine chambers of commerce in the federal states as well as the specialist organizations in the fields of trade and handicrafts, industry, tourism and leisure, information and consulting, as well as transport and traffic. The project is co-financed by the Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Location and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. The SkillsAustria team is also supported by workwear engelbert strauss, Schützen Schuhe, Würth, WIFI Austria and the professional association for personal counseling and personal care.
Zwtl .: About EuroSkills
EuroSkills is a professional competition that is held every two years in the form of a European championship. The focus is on the top performance of young, highly talented specialists. The participants are young professionals up to the age of 25 with either a completed apprenticeship, graduates from a technical college, a vocational college such as an HTL or a university of applied sciences. The competitions in the professional fields of industry, craft and service are contested by around 650 active participants from 30 countries.
The Austrian team’s track record is impressive: with a total of 111 medals, the red, white and red young specialists have proven that they are rightly among the best in Europe. The ticket for a EuroSkills 2020 participation for Austrian participants was issued in 2018 for most professions at the state championships, the AustrianSkills.
Zwtl .: About WorldSkills
WorldSkills International was founded in 1950 and is now a worldwide non-profit organization with 83 member countries on all 5 continents. Its mission is to continuously improve the reputation of the craft, industrial and service professions and vocational training worldwide. The aim of this international platform is to promote young specialists and to develop new, innovative ways of training.
WorldSkills International hosts professional world championships every two years in different locations. Each WorldSkills member country has the option of sending one participant or team of participants per profession. Around 1,400 participants from the WorldSkills member countries now compete in over 50 professions and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and, of course, for the title of “World Champion” in their profession. WorldSkills participants must not be older than 22 in the competition year (exceptions in individual professions up to 25 years). (PWK312 / FS)
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