Indonesian students clinch 15 medals at World Skill Competition

Indonesian students clinch 15 medals at World Skill Competition

Indonesian vocational students took home 15 medals from the World Skill Competition (WSC)  held in  Kazan, Russia.

Congratulations to the Indonesian delegation (for its performance) at the World Skill Competition 2019 held in Kazan. This is the best achievement we have recorded in this year
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian vocational students brought home 15 medals from the World Skill Competition (WSC) held in Kazan, Russia, held on August 22-27, 2019.

WSC is the highest-level competition to project the skills of youth worldwide, with emphasis on skills required by the business world.

Acting Director General of Elementary and Secondary Education of the Education and Culture Ministry Didik Suhardi, in a press statement released on Thursday, lauded Indonesian students for their achievement.

"Congratulations to the Indonesian delegation (for its performance) at the World Skill Competition 2019 held in Kazan. This is the best achievement we have recorded in this year," he emphasized.

With the 15 medals, Indonesia overlook some advanced nations, ranking 15th out of the 62 countries participating in the WSC 2019.

Indonesia, bagging 20 points, is a notch ahead of Australia, with 18 points and 13 medals comprising a silver medal, three bronze medals, and nine medallions for excellence.

Canada stood 17th on the medals table, with 17 points and 15 medals constituting a silver medal and 14 medallions for excellence, while Norway ranked 31th, with six points and six medallions for excellence.

The Netherlands came in at 22nd position, with 11 points and 11 medallions for excellence.

"The vocational school students' achievement in the WSC will surely encourage the spirit and motivation of other vocational school students to make another achievement in an international event," he added.

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