Information on 11th ASEANSkills Competition

Information on 11th ASEANSkills Competition


Introduction

The idea to hold the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) came about during the Preparatory Meeting of ASC, organised by the Asian and Pacific Skill Development Programme, which was held in Chiba, Japan in September 1993. This recommendation was subsequently endorsed at the 10th ASEAN Labour Minister’s Meeting held in Singapore in May 1994. Following this, the first ASEAN Skills Competition was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 1995.

Today, every two years, over 200 of the best young professionals from trades, services and vocational programmes around South East Asia gather to showcase their talents and abilities in over 15 skills categories. Participants compete for gold, silver and bronze medals over a three-day competition.

The ASC provides an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience among delegates from member countries. This “meeting of minds” will help to synergise the individual efforts of member countries to enhance skills training and standards in the region.

Objectives of ASEAN Skills Competition

a)            To promote the development of quality vocational and technical skills and work values among the youth and skilled workers.

b)            To foster technical cooperation in vocational/technical education and training among members countries.

c)            To encourage close cooperation among governments, industries, employers’ and workers’ organisations and vocational training institutions.

d)            To provide a vehicle to recognise work excellence and develop a new generation of highly-skilled workers.

Past ASEAN Skills Competitions

ASC

Hosting   Country

Period

Number   of Skills Areas

1st

Malaysia

12-23 Aug 1995

6

2nd

Philippines

10-17 Dec 1996

10

3rd

Thailand

16-18 Mar 2001

12

4th

Indonesia

1-10 Oct 2002

12

5th

Vietnam

21-30 Sep 2004

14

6th

Brunei Darussalam

3-12 Sep 2006

12

7th

Malaysia

10-19 Nov 2008

19

8th

Thailand

14-24 Nov 2010

21

9th

Indonesia

14-19 Nov 2012

23

10th

Vietnam

24-27 Oct 2014

25

11th

Malaysia

24-26   Sep 2016

25

Singapore’s participation at previous ASEAN Skills Competition

In 2008, Singapore took part in the ASEAN Skills Competition, a regional version of the WSC, for the first time. Here is a table of achievements since then.

ASC

Number   of Skills Areas that Singapore Participated in

Number   of Singaporean Competitors

Gold

Medals

Silver   Medals

Bronze   Medals

Medallions   of Excellence

7th

9

18

4

5

8th

14

28

2

1

4

6

9th

15

30

4

3

5

10th

17

35

6

1

4

8

News Releases and more information on Singapore’s participation:

10th ASC (2014): http://tinyurl.com/j5lsst9