29 youths to do Singapore proud at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition
A team of 29 highly skilled youths from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the five polytechnics 1
, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Management University (SMU), will represent Singapore to compete at the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE) from September to November 2022. Team Singapore comprises the Gold medallists from WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2020 and WSS 2021 competitions. The list of Team Singapore competitors is in Annex A
Team Singapore will compete in 26 skills areas, which include four new areas – (1) Additive Manufacturing, (2) Digital Construction, (3) Mobile Applications Development and (4) Robot Systems Integration. Please refer to Annex B
for more information on Singapore’s participation in the past WSCs.
The Send-off Ceremony for the contingent of skilled youths was held at Republic Polytechnic today, where Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing, handed the Singapore flag to the Team Captains - Mr Mohamad Izz Syafiq and Ms Elizabeth Lee – in support of our competitors who will be representing Singapore.
Following the cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills global network has collaborated to host the competitions for the various skill areas in 15 countries over a 12-week period from September to November 2022. The competition has been renamed WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition and will have over 1,000 competitors from 56 member countries competing in over 60 skill areas. Team Singapore is participating in skills areas held in nine member countries.
Mr Tan Kok Yam, Chairman of the WorldSkills Singapore Council and Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore, said, “We are glad that the competition will take place, despite the disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will give our talented youths, who have worked very hard, an invaluable opportunity to compete on an international stage. Skills excellence is both a global and national priority, and we hope that our youths will be inspired by Team Singapore’s passion and dedication for skills mastery.”
1 The five polytechnics are Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP).
Please refer to Annex A
and Annex B
for more information.