We are thrilled to announce two of our North America associates were selected to participate in this year’s WorldSkills Championship competition in Kazan, Russia. WorldSkills is considered the “Olympic games” of technical and technological training, where the best of the best competes against each other in their skill of choice. Adriana Velázquez and Jonathan Hernández, who started as interns before being hired by DENSO Mexico, will join thousands of technical experts from more than 60 countries as they compete across 56 different skill sets.
Adriana and Jonathan have been hard at work perfecting their craft. They are currently undergoing advanced intermediate technical training in Japan for six months prior to the competition in August. Adriana will compete in Plastic Die Engineering and Jonathan will show his skills in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning.
Every two years, WorldSkills hosts its world championships, which attracts young professionals from all corners of the globe for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. Participants demonstrate their vocational education and training across six skill sectors – Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, and Transportation and Logistics.
“Having our associates represent DENSO and Mexico at WorldSkills demonstrates how capable our young workforce is,” said José Cepeda, Machinery & Tools and PE at DENSO Mexico. “The objective is not just to compete, but to develop our people’s abilities to reach a higher level of competence, so that when they return they’ll be ready to continue contributing to DENSO and therefore, to society. We’re very proud of our competitors and honored that they are representing DENSO and Mexico as a country.”
DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO associates have won 33 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 16 bronze medals.
Stay up-to-date on the latest from the competition here: https://worldskills2019.com/en/media/news/. Check back for profiles on our mighty competitors and to learn more about Adriana and Jonathan.Tags: Training & Development