One of the attractions at the recently concluded Barbados Manufacturers' Exhibition or BMEX was the World Skills Competition.
Finalists in eight different categories ranging from automotive technology to beauty therapy took part in live competitions.
Chairman of the local organising committee for World Skills Barbados, Dario Walcott says the competition is about creating a skilled work force, with international standards.
Mr. Walcott says their partnership with BMEX provides greater visibility for the competition.
He says it also gives employers a chance to find potential employees.