WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund Day 1: Kenya’s team of Victoria Wambui & Maxwell Kipruto (mechatronics), Joseph Kiarie (Cooking) and Shradha Shah (Restaurant Services) square it out with competitors from 9 African countries in their respective skill areas.

More than 100 competitors from ten African countries will compete in WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022, 28 March to 2 April.

The event is taking place at The Dome, a national hub for sports, lifestyle, and business. Alongside WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022, the TVET Conference is also taking place to generate knowledge, share experiences, benchmark, and innovate in skills development, as well as a Career Exhibition.

The participating countries include.

  • Ghana (11)
  • Kenya (5)
  • Namibia (17)
  • Uganda (5)
  • South Africa (14)
  • Zambia (3)
  • DRC (9)
  • Ethiopia (10)
  • Rwanda (4)
  • Madagascar (6)
  • Team Refuge (1)

Skills

Competitors will be showcasing their various capabilities in the following 16 official skills:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Bricklaying
  • Cooking
  • Electrical Installations
  • Fashion Technology
  • Hairdressing
  • Joinery
  • Mechanical Engineering CAD
  • Mechatronics
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant Service
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Water Technology
  • Web Technologies
  • Welding