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Taiwan plans WorldSkills center to help developing nations

2018/10/19 22:22:48

Deputy Labor Minister Lin San-quei (林三貴, standing) / photo courtesy of the Ministry of Labor

Brussels, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan has plans to establish a WorldSkills International (WSI) Capacity Building Center next year, with an emphasis on providing skills training for people from Africa and other developing nations, Deputy Labor Minister Lin San-quei (林三貴) said Friday.

Speaking at the WorldSkills Conference 2018 in Amsterdam, Lin said Taiwan and the WSI will work together through the center on projects and activities that focus on skills competitions, capacity building and skills training, especially in developing countries.

Africa is one of the major target regions, he said at the biennial conference, held in the Netherlands this year Oct. 15-19.

Established in 1946, WSI currently has 79 member countries and regions.

Taiwan has been a member of the international organization since 1970.

(By Tang Pei-chun and Ko Lin)
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