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São Paulo State Governor visits WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

14 August 2015

“WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 is a great incentive for youth and very important for Brazilian development,” said São Paulo´s State Governor Geraldo Alckmin during his visit through Anhembi Park the morning of 13 August.

He walked with Rafael Lucchesi, General Director at SENAI, and Paulo Tigre, President of the Rio Grande do Sul Industry Federation. The Governor went on a tour around Anhembi Park. Afterwards, he was welcomed by the President of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), Mr. Robson Braga de Andrade, at Cyber.

During their meeting, Alckmin highlighted the need to develop vocational education according to the market´s needs: “We can reduce unemployment issues while meeting the needs in companies where there is a lack of skilled labour”.

Rafael Lucchesi highlighted the importance of the State Government’s partnership for the Competition´s organization. “We contributed with public security and logistical matters, as well as through support from the Education State Department. This agenda is very important to support our partnership for other vocational education projects.”

By the end of the visit, during the Conference Programme, the Governor gave a speech with Simon Bartley, the President of WorldSkills: “Hosting the 43rd WorldSkills Competition is an honour and pleasure for São Paulo. This event promotes education, especially focussed on strategic areas, such as industry, service, and trade.”

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