14:07 | 01/06/2016 Economy- Society
Hanoi topped the National Skills Competition 2016 with 16 first prizes, six second prizes, five third prizes and nine consolation prizes.
Contestants at the National Skills Competition 2016 - (Photo: VNA)
An awards ceremony for the ninth competition took place in Hanoi on May 30 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung emphasised that the recent formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to which Vietnam is a member, have created both opportunities and challenges for the Vietnamese workforce.
The minister also noted that the organisation of the national skills competitions aimed to promote vocational skills training and learning among the young workforce in order to build high quality human resources, as well as contribute to implementing the vocational training development strategy for the 2011-2020 period.
The ninth competition attracted 488 contestants from 49 cities and province across the country, competing in 25 professions including electromechanics, cooking, welding, hairstyling, mobile robotics, automobile technology, website design, restaurant services and civil carpentry.
The organisers presented 65 first prizes, 24 second prizes, 57 third prizes and 221 consolation prizes.
The Vocational Training Directorate said the organisers applied more advanced technologies in this year’s event.
The best contestants will represent Vietnam at the 11th ASEAN Skills Competition in Malaysia this September and the 44th World Skills Competition in the UAE in October 2017.
The National Skills Competition is held biennially./.