Published 24 July 2018, by Kgaogelo Letsebe
The business council of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) economic bloc has launched the BRICS 2018 Skills Challenge.
Open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 35, the challenge will focus on ‘skills of the future’.
It will see young innovators from member states compete in the areas of cyber security, data analytics, automation, industrial robotics, 3D printing, drone technology, and other future skills in the engineering, digital manufacturing and transport sectors.
The competition, which will be held between 28 September and 8 October in Johannesburg, will use a similar format to that of World Skills, where competitors are given specific tasks and deadlines in which to complete them. Competitors will then be judged by panels of experts from the five countries.
The challenge was first launched in 2017 by the BRICS business council skills development working group in China.
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