Sheridan College welcomes the world to Brampton for industrial mechanics competition

Published October 19, 2022 at 8:30 am

Competitors from around the world are showcasing their innovation and ingenuity at the WorldSkills Competition for Industrial Mechanics in Brampton this week.

The competition runs from October 18 to 20 at Sheridan College’s Davis Campus in Brampton, and includes nine competitors representing nine countries or regions.

Now in its 46th year, the 2022 WorldSkills Competition was originally scheduled to be hosted in Shanghai, but the competition is being held in more than 20 cities in 15 countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The contest is held every two years, and WorldSkills say the contest represents “the gold standard of excellence in skilled trades and technologies” from around the world, inspiring young competitors to turn their passion into a profession.

The 2022 WorldSkills Competition will include some 1,100 competitors from around the globe who will be vying for the title of international champion.

Sixty-two skill competitions will be hosted in 29 events, in 26 cities, in 15 countries and regions between Sept. 7 and Nov. 26.

“The WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is an opportunity for competitors to test themselves against the best in the world,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer of Skills Canada said in a release. “It also represents a chance to highlight the incredible careers that are available to our future workforce and their importance for our country’s economy.”

The results of the competition will be announced at a closing ceremony on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Courtyard Marriott Brampton Toronto Hotel.

For more information on the 2022 WorldSkills Competition Special Edition visit www.worldskills2022se.com.

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