Regional Selections for the "Olympiades des Métiers" (a Worldskills competition) in Brittany
Olympic Games for professional skills
The Olympiades des Métiers event is a worldwide competition organized in the same way as the Olympic Games, but instead of dealing with sports it deals with professional skills.
Every other year, the WorldSkills Competition gathers the best among all young professionals the world has to offer in one of the WorldSkills International member countries.
During the regional, national and then worldwide competition, competitors have to complete a Test Project to demonstrate mastery of their skill.
The main goal of these skills Olympics is to promote apprenticeship, vocational training and skills and to make it possible for Breton youngsters to take part in the WorldSkills National Finals.
A three-stage competition
1. Regional selections in Brittany
(From 2nd to 4th February 2012 in Rennes)
This first phase is aimed at selecting the best young professionals the region has to offer to defend the colours of Brittany during the national competition.
(From 22nd to 24th November 2012 in Clermont-Ferrand)
National Finals gather the best young professionals selected during the regional competitions. They come from all over France. This second stage of the competition is aimed at selecting the national team for the worldwide competition.
3. The International WorldSkills Competition
(From 2nd th 7th July 2013 in Leipzig, Germany)
Last stage of the Worldskills competition welcomes the best young professionals the world has to offer in one of the WorldSkills International member countries.
The 42nd Regional Selections in Brittany
From 2nd to 4th of February 2012, the regional Council of Brittany is bringing together the regional teams for the Olympiades des Métiers at the Exhibition Centre in Rennes as part of the international Worldskills competition.
This great event, open to all and with free admission, has witnessed a growing success:
- covering 16,000 m² and bringing together 12 areas of businesses and 50 professions that can compete and show off their skills,
- with approximately 600 participants and 12,000 visitors who attended the previous edition in Brest in October 2010 (including approximately 9,000 scholars)
In the prospect of the event, the regional Council of Brittany is working to:
- Bring together various training networks
- Bring together professionals via their representative structures
- Foster equality between men and women
- Integrate disabled people
- Develop sustainable development
For its participants and visitors, the event represents a unique opportunity to promote the skills and professional commitment of young people, and to encourage mutual enrichment via the exchange of experiences and professional know-how, notably focussing on key sectors of the Breton economy: marine and agriculture trades.
Last but not least, regional selections are also an excellent showcase, both to promote the professions, and to inform the public about their existence as well as the professional training courses that lead up to them.