Skills Finland in São Paulo

Team will be present in the competition that takes place on August 11-16 in Anhembi Park

World Skills
The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from WorldSkills' Member countries and regions. They will demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and will perform in the future.

In 2015, this 43rd Competition of its kind is hosted on August 11–16 by the city of São Paulo in Brazil, at Anhembi Park. There are over one thousand competitors and almost as many judges. The competitors represent 60 countries or areas - among them, Finland.

The members in the Finnish team were selected via try-outs. Before the try-outs the candidates showcase their motivation and skills during training. The Finnish national team competing in WorldSkills has always a great number of members, since this enables a broad spectrum of educational development. The Team Finland 2015 heading for Brazil has 36 young participants. Finnish competitors aged between 17–23 take part in 31 skills. The team also includes 32 Finnish judges or experts. Almost all of them are vocational teachers wishing to develop their own competencies and education in their respective fields.

Skills Finland is a non-profit organization promoting excellence in skills. The objective is achieved through skills competitions and by training and coaching young professionals, competition specialists and trainers. They arrange national skills competition for talented young people in different fields. Each year, they train the Finnish national team to take part in international vocational skills competition – to WorldSkills or EuroSkills-competitions. Through the competitions, they promote Finnish vocational skills. The national skills competition, Taitaja, is held each year.

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