The National Professions Championship, whose competitions will take place in Portimão, between the 8th and 10th of March, starts tomorrow, the 7th of March, with the opening ceremony scheduled for 17 pm at the Fairs and Exhibitions
Although the competition takes place in Portimão, the Municipality of Lagoa is one of the official partners of the IEFP / WorldSkills Portugal in the organization of the Championship, and, therefore, will also host the closing ceremony, on the 12th, at 10:00 am, in the same place.
The winners of the 45th edition of the National Professionals Championship, who will represent Portugal in the 8th edition of the European Professionals Championship, which will take place in September in Gdánsk, Poland, and in the 46th edition of the World Professionals Championship, which will take place in Lyon, France, in September 2024, will be announced in Lagoa.
The National Championship of professions takes place every two years. In this edition, it will bring together 357 young people, who will compete with each other, in more than 50 professions, in a set of tests that simulate real work situations.
Among the participants will be 13 young people from training centers in the region – Luso-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Centro DUAL Portimão, CEFP Faro, CEFP Barlavento, Dr. Laura Ayres, School of Hospitality and Tourism of Portimão and School of Hotel and Tourism of Vila Real de Santo António – in the professions of kitchen, hotel reception, accounting and management, animation/video, landscape gardening, among others.
In a kind of professional Olympic Games, participants are highly competitive athletes in the professional areas they represent. The competition is aimed at trainees between the ages of 17 and 25, who have completed or are attending a qualification course in the area of education and vocational training.
To get here, competitors went through pre-selection stages and regional competitions and will now compete, among themselves, for the title of national champion in each profession.