August 11, 2015 | Betty Proctor | Internal Press Release
Chattanooga, TN --- The Mechatronics team from Chattanooga State’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) is in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this week competing in 43rd Annual WorldSkills Competition from August 11-16, 2015.
Chattanooga State’s team is one of 62 WorldSkills member countries and regions participating in the competition. There are more than 1,150 registered competitors competing in 50 skills. More than 200,000 visitors are expected for this event.
“WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development,” according to the WorldSkills website. It focuses on six key areas: Research, Skills Promotion, Career Building, Education and Training, International Cooperation and Development, and Skills Competitions. “WorldSkills helps to prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.”
The Opening Ceremony on August 11 will feature a grand Parade of Nations and entertainment that highlights typical Brazilian cultural dances and more. The Closing Ceremony will be held on August 16 at the end of the event and will present to the public the winners of the Competition. WorldSkills is live streaming the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Check these websites for live streaming links: www.worldskillssaopaulo2015.com or www.worldskills.org.
For more information on the Mechatronics program, call 423.697.4433 or visit www.chattanoogastate.edu.