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Doka launches its #ShapeOurWorld campaign to support technical and vocational jobs

15.10.2017 | News
Doka to promote #ShapeOurWorld career campaign at WorldSkills 2017, including full sponsorship of this year’s Concrete Construction Competition.
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Doka will be promoting its #ShapeOurWorld campaign in conjunction with EmiratesSkills and Abu Dhabi Tourism at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, hosted in Abu Dhabi in October 2017.

Under the leadership of the WorldSkills Competition, a global event that seeks to inspire the next generation to embrace a career in both technical and vocational fields, Doka is excited to once again participate and promote the exciting opportunities available to graduates within the formwork and construction industry. As a long-standing name in the formwork sector, Doka will once again be supporting the Concrete Construction Work competition; a category created by Austrian businessman and educator, Thomas Prigl, which debuted at WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo. Doka was honoured to train representatives from various countries, and ended up monopolising the podium with Doka-trained students from Austria, Germany and Brazil taking Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.

“Our #ShapeOurWorld initiative will not only include the skill training involved with the Concrete Construction Work competition, but also showcase the range of vocational skills available in Doka’s home land of Austria and how they add significant value to the Made in Austria brand. In support of this competition, Doka is proud to be supplying all the necessary formwork to ensure these competitors, coming from seven countries, who’ve practised with Doka formwork for the last five months, have an equal opportunity to win this competition,” commented Michael Arnold, Managing Director, Doka Gulf.

Competition founder, Thomas Prigl said, “It is my distinct honour to visit Abu Dhabi for this year’s WorldSkills event and I very much look forward to overseeing the Concrete Construction Work competition once again. Vocational careers are not only highly in demand around the world, but furthermore form a cornerstone of any society. We hope this year’s event can inspire the next generation of technical and vocational graduates to continue these great traditions, while constantly finding ways to innovate and improve by levering today’s technology.”

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 is anticipated to receive participants from 77 countries, covering six skill sectors sub divided into 46 different skill categories. The four-day event will host competitions with more than 1,500 competitors who will seek to showcase their accuracy and precision to more than 200,000 visitors.

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