City gears up for WorldSkills competition
Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang unveiled the plaque of the WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 Executive Bureau on Wednesday at the organization’s inaugural ceremony.
The ceremony was also attended by Zhang Jinan, China’s human resources and social security minister, Tang Tao, vice-minister, Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng and other officials.
Shanghai will host the 46th WorldSkills Competition, the highest-level skills competition in the world, in September next year.
The executive bureau will be a temporary organization to make preparations and run the event.
Tang read a congratulatory letter from the WorldSkills International at the ceremony.
Gong said China attached great importance to organizing the event known as the “Olympics for skills” and President Xi Jinping had repeatedly called for meticulous preparation for the event to boost exchanges and mutual learning with other countries and demonstrate China's vocational training achievements.
Gong said Shanghai is honored to shoulder its responsibility as host city and will be meticulous in preventing COVID-19 and in preparing for the competition under the guidance of the 46th WorldSkills Competition leadership and with direction and support from China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
He said the city will integrate all resources to enhance its capacity in hosting the competition and the impact of the event. It aims to carry forward the vision of the competition, raise the recognition of skills, promote cooperation and exchanges in terms of skills, accelerate development of skills, boost high-quality economic development and contribute to the development of high-quality life for people around the world.