Sumitomo Electric becomes an official partner of China’s second vocational skills competition

Sept. 6, 2023
The Company will support the event by providing optical fiber fusion splicers and optical interconnection materials.

Sumitomo Electric has been selected as an official partner for the second Vocational Skills Competition. Set to be held in Tianjin, People's Republic of China, the event will run from September 16 to September 19, 2023. Telecom carriers and construction companies have widely used Sumitomo Electric’s optical fiber fusion splicers in the country.

The Company will provide optical fiber fusion splicers and optical interconnection materials to representatives from all over China for the "Information Network Cabling" skill competition.

The Chinese government organizes the competition to foster skilled human resources, promote vocational skills development and encourage the spirit of craftsmanship. It is the largest competition in China, where young engineers and other talents compete for their skills.

The inaugural competition in 2020 attracted more than 100,000 visitors, including Chinese government officials.

This year's competition, which centers on "Rewarding the nation by becoming a skilled talent," will draw over 4,000 selected candidates from all over China in 109 categories, more than in the previous competition. The winner will be invited to represent China at the 47th WorldSkills Competition, an international charity that organizes world and national championships for vocational skills, in France in 2024.

For five consecutive times since the 42nd competition held in Germany in 2013, Sumitomo Electric has been an official partner of the WorldSkills competition. It will also provide products and technical support for this year's event. Sumitomo said that by providing products and technical support to China and other countries worldwide, the Company will contribute to the further spread of optical information cabling technology and the rise in skill levels.

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Sean Buckley

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