By Confidente Reporter
NOT only will WorldSkills Namibia (WSN) send seven competitors to compete at the WorldSkills International Competition, to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development, it is also inviting Namibian youth to participate in the Skills in Action video competition.
The competition is a platform where amateur or professional videographers can contribute and use their skills to capture videos that tell inspiring stories about youth and skills, in order to gain entry to the WorldSkills International Video Competition.
The United Nations, at its General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.
WorldSkills supports this globally important day via a broad spread of activities and initiatives, aimed at raising the profile and recognition of skilled people, and showing how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success.
Every day people across the globe use their skills to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, there is a lack of practical and insightful evidence on how young people worldwide are benefitting from technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The stories remain largely untold, which hinders awareness and further investments in TVET.
As part of its activities and initiatives, WorldSkills Namibia invites local youth to participate and capture amazing moments of skills in action, showing how TVET and skills development are contributing to one of the following:
• Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship – showing how youth are able to put skills acquired into practice, leading to securing jobs or starting their own businesses.
• Promoting equity and gender equality – showing how access to skills development should be for all young people and how skills development can overcome gender stereotypes and inequality issues.
• Facilitating transition to sustainable economies and societies – showing how young people with skills can adopt to cater for sustainable development and to address climate change and other sustainable development related issues.
The competition is open to anyone with an interesting perspective on #SkillsForAll.
You don’t have to be a master videographer or have fancy equipment. Just a phone or camera and an interesting idea could earn you a trip to the Middle East. To take part:
• Submit a two-minute video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #wysd #SkillsForAll or provide a video link.
• Once reviewed and approved you will be automatically entered into the contest. The videos will be shared on the WorldSkills Namibia/ International Facebook pages.
• The competition is open and you can enter in as many videos as you like before 9 July.
Should you be the winner, you automatically become part of the 2017 WorldSkills Abu Dhabi team, as the official vlogger for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017!
You must be available to travel and be in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 10 to 21 October, to capture the WorldSkills International Competition from your unique perspective.
WorldSkills International will cover your flight, hotel accommodation, ground transportation, media accreditation, and meals. With exclusive access to the event you will take you behind the scenes to capture what it takes to organise the world’s largest skills competition.
Each day you’ll produce videos on what you’ve seen, interview the people who make it happen, and be featured on all WorldSkills International/Namibia social media platforms.
A few tips on videos to share:
• Show that you’re outgoing, in terms of your camera skills. We are looking for personality and comfort in front of the camera.
• Check your audio and lighting, to ensure we can hear and see you and any on-camera guests.
• Go on location. Find cool spots to capture your story.
• Be bold and creative.
• Have fun! Lots of it! This could be your ticket to Abu Dhabi!
Whether it’s your story or someone that inspires you, demonstrate how skills are essential to building a better future.
Share with us how skills shape lives – building character, confidence, and success.
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