National Skills Competition
Japan's greatest skills competition and vocational education showcase
National Skills Competition is a skills competition that competes in Japan for the skill level of youth technicians. Its purpose is to provide a goal for young engineers who will lead the next generation. It is about appealing the importance and necessity of skills and fostering respect for skills. Competitors who participate are selected by the Prefectural Vocational Ability Development Association, etc. (in principle 23 years old or younger).
In November 2020, The 58th National Skills Competition was held with remote spectators. A total of about 1,000 competitors from across the country participated in 40 skills competitions. The competition was broadcast live via the Internet, and many people from all over the country and around the world watched the competition. Held at the same time as the National Abilympics, a skill competition for the people with disabilities. It was also an opportunity to promote awareness of diversity in working and acquiring vocational skills.
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