RM100,000 reward for gold medal at Worldskills competition

SHAH ALAM, 7 Oct 2017: 

A RM100,000 reward awaits Malaysia’s representatives who win gold medals in the Worldskills Competition (WSC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Oct 14-19.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the reward has been increased from RM40,000 in 2016.

“This shows that the federal government is serious in motivating the young generation to succeed in the area of skills.

“With that, I hope our national representatives will strive to do their best to get gold medals and bring glory to the country,” he said, addressing the WSC 2017 national contingent at the Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training here yesterday.

Also present was Malaysian contingent leader Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Mutalib, who is also Human Resource Deputy Minister.

Ismail said Malaysia expected to win at least one gold medal during the competition.

“Our target is five medals, looking at our performance at the Asean Skills Competition last year in which we were the overall champion.”

He said Malaysia’s 21 representatives would compete in 20 areas of skill, among them, automobile technology, beauty therapy, electronic and electrical wiring.

All the participants must not be more than 22 years of age except for those participating in mechatronics in which the age must not be 25 years, he added.

– Bernama

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