Team of 29 youths brings home Singapore’s highest-ever haul of Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals, with first medals in several skill areas
Team Singapore has achieved new firsts for Singapore, at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE) held from September to November this year. The team set the following records for the nation:
- Singapore’s and the world’s first Gold Medal in Additive Manufacturing (newly introduced this year)
- Singapore’s first Gold Medal in Hotel Reception
- Singapore’s first Gold Medal in Water Technology
- Singapore's first Medal in Aircraft Maintenance
- Singapore's first Medal in Chemical Laboratory Technology
- Singapore’s first Medal in Cloud Computing
Team Singapore’s overall medal haul in the global skills competition includes three Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, two Bronze Medals, and 13 Medallions for Excellence. This is the highest medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze) haul by Team Singapore to date. Their combined effort helped Singapore place 9th out of 55 competing countries.
- Additive Manufacturing
- Hotel Reception
- Water Technology
- 3D Digital Game Art
- Chemical Laboratory Technology
- Freight Forwarding
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Cloud Computing
Medallion for Excellence
- Beauty Therapy
- Graphic Design Technology
- Fashion Technology
- Health & Social Care
- Industrial Control
- IT Network Systems Administration
- IT Software Solutions for Business
- Mechanical Engineering CAD
- Mechatronics (Team Event)
- Mobile Application Development
- Visual Merchandising
- Web Technologies
Details of Singapore’s overall achievements at WSC2022SE can be found in Annex A.
Team Singapore comprised 29 highly skilled youths from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and the five polytechnics1. Many of them had been Gold medallists from WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2020 and WSS 2021 competitions. The list of Team Singapore competitors is in Annex B.
Following the cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 due to the pandemic, this year’s WorldSkills competition was held in 15 countries, each hosting a different set of skill competitions. The competition was renamed WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition and featured over 1,000 competitors from 55 member countries.
Team Singapore participated in skills areas held in nine member countries and competed in 26 skills areas, which included four new areas – (1) Additive Manufacturing, (2) Digital Construction, (3) Mobile Applications Development and (4) Robot Systems Integration. Please refer to Annex C for more information on Singapore’s participation in the past WSCs.
Mr Tan Kok Yam, Chairman of WorldSkills Singapore Council, and Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore, said, “Our young Team Singapore competitors have done us proud and have stood tall among the best in the world. They have demonstrated determination and resilience in their preparations, and have displayed exceptional skills mastery and cool-headedness during the competitions. We are very proud of their performance at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, and we look forward to seeing our competitors once again fly our flag high at the WorldSkills ASEAN 2023 in Singapore.”
“The WorldSkills Competition had truly been an amazing and rewarding journey for me. Through the competition, we had the opportunity to meet the most talented and skilled youths from around the world and exchanged knowledge, best practices, and cultures. The friendships forged and memories made there were truly impactful,” said Team Singapore’s Captain and competitor for Health and Social Care, Ms Elizabeth Lee.
1 The five polytechnics are Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP).
Please download Annex A, B and C here.