WorldSkills ASEAN Competition 2023 to feature free interactive industry workshops, booths at Suntec on Jul 23

Participants can look forward to interactive displays by 42 companies from various industries such as creative arts and fashion, engineering and infocomm technology.

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Published: 5 July 2023, 5:26 PM

Free industry workshops and interactive booths will be held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre on Jul 23 as part of the WorldSkills ASEAN Competition 2023. 

Initiated by an agreement among ASEAN member countries in 1993, the competition aims to promote and raise industry skill standards in the ASEAN region to an international level. It is also a platform for youths to develop their skills and knowledge in industries that are relevant to their desired career pathways, according to the organisers.

This is the first time Singapore will play host to the event.

Members of the public can look forward to interactive displays by 42 companies from various industries which include creative arts and fashion, engineering, social and personal services, infocomm technology as well as transport and logistics. 

The interactive displays are part of free workshops that will cover the basic skill requirements of each industry from 9am to 5pm. Participants will also get the chance to explore and develop their interests and apply their learning in real-world contexts.


Aside from the free workshops, the competition will feature various ‘Try a Skill’ booths that will have hands-on activities specially curated to each industry. PHOTO CREDIT: WORLDSKILLS ASEAN SINGAPORE 2023


Among the companies that will host these booths include well known multinational corporations (MNC) such as Huawei International, where participants will be able to see and have a quick feel on how to train a machine to recognise objects or images. 

Another MNC company that will make an appearance is Amazon Web Services (AWS) Singapore. Participants can learn more about AWS cloud computing with hands-on interactive panels and learn how to acquire cloud skills that employers value.

Apart from the interactive workshops and booths, those interested can spectate the top youth talents from the 10 ASEAN countries competing in 22 skill areas such as web technologies, cooking, mobile robotics and graphic design. 


Nanyang Polytechnic student Loo Yen Pin is representing Singapore in web technologies at this year’s competition. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/WORLDSKILLS SINGAPORE


Further details regarding the competition can be found on the WorldSkills ASEAN Singapore 2023 website

Those interested to participate in the workshops are required to register as limited slots are available. 

Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre is located at Suntec City, Singapore 038983. 

The timings for each workshop are as follows:

Creative Arts and Fashion: Building your brand story (10am), Designing your customer’s journey (11.30am), DIY Mobile Boombox Craft (2pm and 3.30pm) and Postcard Monotypes (10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm)

Engineering: The Art of AI (10am and 2pm), Semiconductor Industry Information (10am), Building a smart urban farm (11.30am), VEX Robotics, (11.30am and 3.30pm) and 3D Digitizing Technology (2pm) 

Social and Personal Services: Going beyond the Bean (10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm), Live Streaming Workshop (10am and 11.30am), Understanding our Youths (2pm) and Business of Happiness (3.30pm)

Infocomm Technology: Learn to code app on iPad, Digital making with cardboards and iOT (both 10am and 2pm), How to navigate AWS job search process (11.30am), Trailhead as a Learning Platform (11.30am and 3.30pm), Intro to Cloud 101 and How to Ensure Data is Properly Destroyed (both 3.30pm)

Transport and Logistics: Insight into electric motor with basic household items (11.30am), Do you have what it takes to be a Marine Engineer? (10am and 2pm) and TechFusion 4.0 ( (10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm) 

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