22 - 27 August 2019

The United Kingdom and Austria welcome the WorldSkills flag


06.07.2018, 12:25

It was a big week for the WorldSkills Flag Relay that travelled to the United Kingdom (Wales, Llanelli), and today it is already welcomed in Austria, Lachstatt.

During the ceremony in Llanelli, logo patches from the Competitions taking place in Birmingham (1989), Glasgow (1965), and London (2011) were added to the WorldSkills flag. WorldSkills Kazan 2019 was presented during the WorldSkills UK National Qualifiers at Coleg SirGar college. President of WorldSkills, Simon Bartley, was present at the event.

The Flag Relay Ceremony in Lachstatt was held as part of the team-building session of Skills Austria team as they were getting ready for EuroSkills in Budapest. During the Ceremony, a logo patch of the Competition that had taken place in Linz in 1983 was added to the WorldSkills flag.

The Flag Relay started last year when the WorldSkills Flag was handed to Kazan, the next WorldSkills host city, on 20 October during the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The flag arrived in Sochi, Russia the next day. It was then launched into space and kept on board the International Space Station for more than two months, before returning at the end of February. Since March 12 the WorldSkills flag has been travelling around the world, as it continues its journey across the 20 countries that have hosted the WorldSkills Competition previously.

After the international phase of the relay is complete the flag will travel across Russia, and the Republic of Tatarstan before being delivered to Kazan during the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer