Ningbo college student bags gold medal at skills contest
Jiang Xinhua from Ningbo Technician College, East China's Zhejiang province mounts the podium after winning the heavy vehicle technology championship at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, which concluded in Austria, on Nov 27. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]
Jiang Xinhua from Ningbo Technician College, East China's Zhejiang province won the heavy vehicle technology championship at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, which concluded in Austria on Nov 27.
The title claimed by Jiang, a native of Ningbo's Fenghua district, is China's first WSC title in the category.
In the heavy vehicle technology event, competitors are required to complete six tasks, including diagnosing and debugging vehicle issues and carrying out final checkups before vehicle delivery. The competitors must finish each of the six tasks in three hours.
Jiang won the championship by beating other 11 contestants from around the world. He qualified for the WorldSkills Competition 2022 after triumphing at the inaugural National Vocational Skills Competition at the end of 2020.
The three-month WorldSkills special edition is a replacement event for the canceled WorldSkills Shanghai 2022. The special edition saw 62 events taking place in 15 countries and regions, including Switzerland, Japan and Austria, from September to November.
China first sent a delegation to the WorldSkills competition in 2011, when the 41st WorldSkills was held in London, before winning its first gold medal in 2015 in Brazil. China won the right to host the 48th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai in 2026 after canceling the competition this year due to COVID-19.