Vietnam aims for medals at world skills contest hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam is aiming for medals at the 44th World Skills Competition (WSC 2017) from October 8-20 in the United Arab Emirates, an official has said.

Speaking at a Hanoi ceremony on October 7 to send off 13 Vietnamese competitors to the event, Deputy Director General of the General Department of Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Cao Van Sam, who is also Head of the delegation, said the team pins hope on CNC milling, programming, brick laying and plumbing.

The competitors have been well-trained by experienced domestic and foreign experts, Sam said.

As many as 1,258 competitors from 58 countries and territories worldwide will be competing in 51 occupations, including 49 official occupations and two performance skills during this year’s WSC.

This is the fifth time Vietnam participated in the competition. The country earned a bronze medal and eight medallions of excellence in 2015 the 43rd WSC in 2015.-VNA