Morocco has achieved new continental acclaim for mechatronics and cooking through OFPPT students.
The event brought competitors from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Uganda, and Rwanda to showcase their skills.
Competitors competed in seven fields: mechatronics, electrical wiring, welding, plumbing, bricklaying, cooking, and hairdressing.
Moroccan students Housna Dakhla and Azzedine Samadi each claimed a gold medal in mechatronics, while Fouad Abdoune won the gold medal in cooking.
Rwanda’s Ministry of Education and Rwanda Polytechnic jointly organized the event with the support of WorldSkills, Festo Didactic, African Union, and Lincoln Electric.
WorldSkills organizes the world championships of vocational training. The organization also hosts vocational training conferences.
The WorldSkills experts from South Africa and Sweden organized a workshop for all participants as an opportunity to train and demonstrate the assessment methods of WorldSkills.
It aimed to promote the exchange of skills between young professionals from various regions internationally. The next competition will be held on August 23-24, 2019, in Russia.