Two young artisans, Chen Qi-Liang and Chan Wing-Long of the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group shined at the 45th WorldSkills Competition. China team representative Chen Qi-Liang achieved an all-time record by winning the Silver medal in Jewellery trade; Hong Kong team representative Chan Wing-Long earned the Medallion for Excellence at the event.
The 45th WorldSkills Competition was held from 22 to 27 August 2019 in Kazan, Russia. A total of over young 1,300 challengers, including two Chow Tai Fook’s young artisans, stood out from other top edge players in the regional contests, competed in 56 competition trades. Our two artisans demonstrated variety of skillful techniques in areas such as design, soldering and polishing. They successfully worked with detailed designs to create unique pieces of jewellery in a 22-hour race over four days.
“We are honoured to be one of the contestants for the first time in international competition. This is a true eye-opener where we can mingle and network with young challengers from all over the world. Being awarded is an added grace for us.” said Chen Qi-Liang and Chan Wing-Long. “We would also like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to the guidance and support from the Group and all masters in our Master Studio where we acquire and enhance our skills.”
Chow Tai Fook Managing Director, Kent Wong, remarked, “In order to cultivate the artisanal spirit, we are devoted to preserve traditional craftsmanship and foster creativity and innovation by passing on knowledge and experience to the next generation of jewellery artisans.”
About the 45th WorldSkills Competition
The WorldSkills Competition, hailed as the "Skill Olympics", was first held in 1950. It is now being hosted every two years in different countries. The Competition also provides challengers and professional judges with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding professional skills and knowledge.