The WorldSkills Competition, known as the "WorldSkills Olympics", will be held in Shanghai, China in 2021.
The 45th WorldSkills Competition was held in Russia, Kazan where the Organization Committee of the 46th WorldSkills Competition held an official reception. Wang Yongqing, vice chairman of CPPCC national committee announced the 46th mascot and theme slogan. Zhang Jinan, the ministry of human resources and social security minister, Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills , Olga Vassili, the ministry of education minister of Russia, and Ying Yong, mayor of Shanghai, were all on hand for the special occasion.
Jos De Goey, president-elect of WorldSkills, David Hoey, CEO of WorldSkills International, Zhang Hanhui, Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Tang Tao, vice minister of human resources and social security, Liu Jiayi, deputy director of the committee of culture, history and learning of the CPPCC national committee, and Peng Chenlei, vice mayor of Shanghai also attended the event.
"Welcome friends from five continents to China for the grand gathering of WorldSkills event!" Zhang Jinan said in his speech that the Chinese government attaches great importance to the success of the 46th WorldSkills Competition. In order to achieve the goal of contributing a new and far-reaching WorldSkills Competition to the world, a special organization and coordination organization has been established to work closely with the WorldSkills, to actively learn from the experience of the host countries such as Russia, and make the preparations in an orderly manner. In the next two years, we will fully implement the commitments we made during the bidding period, actively promote the better development of the WorldSkills movement in China and around the world, and strive to write a glorious and profound memory for the world skills competition."
"Today, we gather in Kazan, marking our journey to the next stop -- the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China in 2021." Simon Bartley said that by hosting the 46th WorldSkills Competition, China has realized the importance of skill exchange in the 21st century. The WorldSkills Competitions carry forward WorldSkills mission by recognizing the skills and professionalism of young people. Shanghai will also build the WorldSkills Museum to review the achievements of WorldSkills over the past 70 years and push the organization closer to its 2025 Vision. We will continue to strengthen all kinds of exchanges and contacts during the 2021 WorldSkills Competition with a view to achieving a better future.
"Thank you for your support and help to Shanghai, and welcome all of you to join us in 2021." Ying Yong said in his speech that with the guidance of WorldSkills and the full support of the Chinese government, preparations for the 46th WorldSkills Competition are progressing smoothly.
We will continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the WorldSkills, its Members and Global Partners, draw on the valuable experience of previous Competitions, and strive to excel in all aspects of preparations. We are convinced that by joining hands and working together, we are able to push the global influence of the WorldSkills movement to a new height and inspire more people to create a better life and a better future through excellent skills.
Mascot "Nengneng" "Qiaoqiao", the theme slogan "Master skills, Change the world"
The event also revealed the WorldSkills Shanghai 2020 mascots, "Nengneng" and "Qiaoqiao", meaning "skillful craftsman". Wearing overalls, protective goggles and work gloves, they hold the lock of luban, which represents the spirit of traditional craftsmen.
The theme, "Master skills, Change the world", reinforces that skills are the driving force for the development of human civilization, as the common global currency; Master skills to change the world, lead the future, and benefit humankind.