Vietnamese contestants took part in 12 skills categories: cooking, restaurant services, electronics, carpentry, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, web design, information technology software solutions, refrigeration, fashion and mechatronics
They demonstrated skill to a level matching both ASEAN and international standards, said Cao Van Sam, Deputy Director of the Department of Vocational Training.
This year’s competition was dominated by a strong showing from East Asian countries, especially the Republic of Korea and Japan. The RoK led the competition with 23 medals, including 12 golds.
Switzerland was the highest ranked European country with 17 medals (9 golds).
The 2013 Worldskills Competition was the biggest so far, with more than 1,000 contestants representing 65 countries and territories competing in 46 categories.