Barbados to send a six member team to WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Barbados team to compete at WorldSkills Kazan August 22 - 27, 2019

06/13/2019 04:21 PM
WorldSkills Barbados News
Four of the six competitors representing Barbados at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 (L - R): Kristina Patrick (Graphic Design Technology), Peabo Sampson (Fashion Technology), Terrique Ward (Car Painting) and Shae White (Cooking). Missing are Zaria Archer (Hairdressing) and Danny Mayers (Restaurant Service)

Barbados will be sending a six-member team of some of its finest young, skilled professionals to compete at the 45th biennial WorldSkills Competition which will be held in Kazan, Russia August 22-27, 2019.

This unique, live technical and vocational skills competition is hosted by WorldSkills International which is the global hub for skills excellence and development.

This is the second time that Barbados will be competing at the WorldSkills Competition. In 2017, Barbados sent a four-member team to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi. The team to WorldSkills Kazan 2019 includes Terrique Ward (Car Painting), Shae White (Cooking), Peabo Sampson (Fashion Technology), Kristina Patrick (Graphic Design Technology), Zaria Archer (Hairdressing) and Danny Mayers (Restaurant Service).

The six competitors were the gold medal winners in their respective skill areas at the fourth biennial WorldSkills Barbados 2018 competition. They earned the opportunity to represent their country at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 by achieving 75% or more in the finals of WorldSkills Barbados competition, and, 80% or more in the Competitors Developmental Programme which focuses on soft skills development.

The competitors will be accompanied by Skill Experts who will serve as coaches as well as Judges at WorldSkills Kazan. The Experts are Negas Alleyne-Browne (Car Painting), Peter Edey (Cooking), Joy Prime (Fashion Technology), Shelly Mayers (Graphic Design Technology), Arlette Knight-Olton (Hairdressing) and Roderick Prescod (Restaurant Service). The team officials are Official Delegate Henderson Eastmond, Technical Delegate Dario Walcott, Technical Delegate Assistant Rosline Cumberbatch and Team Leader Sarah Gilkes-Daniel.

Mr. Walcott disclosed that the competitors and their Experts have already begun training in preparation for the August 22-27 competition. “In addition to the training being conducted locally by the Experts, the Fashion Technology, Graphic Design and Car Painting competitors and their Experts had the benefit of taking part in the Brazil team’s Training and Time Trial Competition in March.”

He added: “The Car Painting competitor Terrique Ward and Expert Negus Alleyne-Browne travelled to Germany to participate in SATA’s car painting training and competition, May 5-9, 2019. SATA is the official WorldSkills International car painting sponsor. The invitation to the SATA Car Painting Challenge 2019 was facilitated through Automotive Art Inc., the skill area sponsor for Car Painting at the WorldSkills Barbados 2018 competition.” (PR/TVET Council Barbados)