Web Professional Organization Recognizes Web Professionals of the Year
WorldSkills Leipzig, Germany July 5, 2013. WebProfessionals.org a professional association announced its 2013 Web Professional of the Year Award, an honor recognizing those that who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the Web profession and education worldwide. Awards were announced in conjunction with WorldSkills 2013, taking place this week in Leipzig Germany.
“By honoring exceptional Web professionals that contributed to the WorldSkills international competition, the Web Professional of the Year Award shines the spotlight on the role models and sources of inspiration for the next generation of Web professionals considering careers in the Web profession worldwide” said Jeff Boulton, Chief Expert in Web Design.
2013 Web Professionals of the Year are:
•Arwid Wibom, Sweden
•Carlos Silva, Portugal
•Chorng-Shiuh Koong, Chinese Taipei
•Julio Cesar Prado, Colombia
•Marcelo Strehl, Brazil
•Manuel Schaffner, Switzerland
•Nupur Prasad Giri, India
•Seng Hin Mak, Macao, China
•Seung Lyui Ryu, Korea
•Shadi Ayoub, United Arab Emirates
In making the announcement Bill Cullifer, Webprofessionals.org Executive Director said, “For the sustainability of the Web profession, we must refine our education processes when it comes to Web professional topics, I am proud to be a part of this international initiative to deliver the highest quality and the most affordable Web professional education available.”
Awards were also presented to:
•Jeff Boulton, Chief Expert in Web Design
•Jarrad Langdon Deputy Chief Expert in Web Design.
WorldSkills International is a not for profit membership association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. WorldSkills International operates worldwide and is politically and denominationally neutral.
WorldSkills International provides a unique means of exchange and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors of the global economy. The continued growth of WorldSkills International attests to the fact that traditional trade and craft skills along with the newer technology multi-skilled vocations make an essential contribution to the economic and social well being of peoples everywhere.
As a free standing, non-political organisation World Skills International provides a cost effective means for international government and industry cooperation in achieving higher standards and status for vocational education and training on a worldwide basis.
The WorldSkills Competition
In 1946 two Spaniards had a vision. José Antonio Elola Olaso and Francisco Albert-Vidal dreamed of an international craft skills competition, a professional-quality championship with participants from all over the world. The first Spanish championships for apprentices were a roaring success in 1947.
In 1950, neighbouring Portugal joins in, and since 1953 more and more countries have taken up the challenge. Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland entered teams for the International Vocational Training Contest.
Since 1999 the event has been known as WorldSkills. Initially held annually, it has been held every other year since 1973.
Today, up to 65 countries and regions take part in this mega-event.