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WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition: Testimonial from Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer is the WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 Expert in Cloud Computing. He served as the Deputy Chief Expert at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, in Goyang, Korea.

What was your favourite part of your WorldSkills Competition experience? 

As always, it’s about the competitors; seeing them compete with the best of their peers; making lifelong friendships and having a once in a lifetime experience. I feel honored to be able to help youth partake in these events as I feel it is an experience that pays dividends for the rest of their lives.  

What impact did  participating at the international level have on you? 

As the Deputy Chief Expert of Cloud Computing; it was a very busy four days of competition but these events always inspire me to do more by looking for ways to improve my own skills and passing that on to future students. I made friends and met colleagues from all over the globe and that  broadens my horizons from a personal and professional level, as I now have more tools and resources in my pocket to pass on to future students and competitors. 

Who would you like to thank? 

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) for sure. I can imagine the logistics behind the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition was a whirlwind for everyone behind the scenes. I would like to thank Patrick LeClair, Director of Business Development for SCC, for being a great leader in Korea and always having our health and interests at the forefront of his mind. 

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