Samsung looks ‘beyond tomorrow’ at WorldSkills London 2011

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In the fifth year of its involvement with WorldSkills, the world’s greatest international skills competition for young people, Samsung will be looking ‘beyond tomorrow’ – providing inspiration for the development of vocational skills in young people around the world.

As premier sponsor, through its involvement in WorldSkills London 2011, Samsung aims to demonstrate the vast array of careers young people could pursue with Samsung. Visitors will have the chance to demo Samsung’s cutting-edge technology and will be invited to find out more about how the company contributes to the skills of the future workforce via its various business areas.

Samsung and its subsidiaries will be represented on the stand by four different zones:

  1. Samsung Electronics: the area for which the company is best known, featuring Samsung’s hero products including its 3D LED Smart TV, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and innovative All Share technology.
  2. Samsung Heavy Industries: this zone will showcase two mock-up model ships  including the Drill Ship and LNG-FPS0.
  3. Samsung Techwin: this area will feature the company’s professional security and surveillance products, such as full HD CCTV and security systems.
  4. Samsung C&T: this part of the stand will give visitors the chance to learn about the C&T company and the buildings including some of the world’s tallest,  the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

Samsung will also be running a competition on the stand offering visitors the chance to have their photo taken against a selection of ‘chroma-key’ backgrounds. Everyone gets to take home their photo, but one daily winner will also receive a Samsung digital camera. 

As well as exhibiting, Samsung will also be showcasing its employees’ skills and the company’s technology leadership by entering 17 Korean national Samsung players across 13 skills areas. In the past, Samsung team players have accumulated 23 medals since 1981.

“Samsung is proud to be at the cutting-edge of technology, pushing the boundaries and delivering technology both for today and tomorrow,” said Andy Griffiths, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung UK. “For us, to keep our position as a leading manufacturer it’s crucial that we invest in the recruitment of highly skilled, high-quality professionals so we can continue to develop and deliver outstanding technology.”

Aidan Jones, Chief Executive of WorldSkills London 2011, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Samsung as a WorldSkills London 2011 Premier Sponsor. Given its long history of supporting skills and training, Samsung will be an invaluable partner in making this WorldSkills Competition the best yet. WorldSkills London 2011 will be a huge boost to the UK economy, leaving a legacy of young people inspired by the skills opportunity and a population with renewed interest in vocational education.”

As part of its sponsorship, Samsung will be speaking at the World Leaders’ Forum and will be honouring the participants by taking part in the opening ceremony and awarding medals at the closing ceremony. Samsung will also be taking part in ‘The Big Conversation’ on Wednesday 5th October.

To underline its commitment to the skills development of today’s youth, Samsung UK also announces its new internship programme in the UK. Samsung has taken four interns this year and is committed to doubling the programme next year. The interns will work at the company’s UK headquarters in Chertsey on a year’s placement.

WorldSkills London 2011 takes place at ExCeL London from 5th October, until 8th October. Samsung’s stand is adjacent to gate N6.

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