To prepare Myanmar workers to compete in the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition to be hosted by Thailand, a three-day Myanmar Workers Skills Competition is being held at Tungapuri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw from 23 to 25 March. Competitions to test the workers’ skills in coffee-making, napkin folding, drinks and beverage preparations, fruit decorations and buffet table decorations were held on 23 March, the first day.
On the second day, youths participated in a food preparation (luncheon/dinner) and hosting contest. The contest will continue today.
The competition aims to develop the basic skills of youths working in the hotel and tourism sector.
Three Myanmar workers participated in the ASEAN Skills Competition 2016, with one of them winning in the Restaurant Service Skill Area category and another winning the Medallion of Excellence Award.
“We hope to win many medals this year, too,” said U Ye Tun, executive committee member of the Myanmar Tourism Federation.
Two skilled youths will be selected during this competition, and after undergoing training, they will have the opportunity to compete in the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Thailand, he added.
Maung Than Kyaw, a contestant, said, “I am competing in the food preparation and decoration competitions. Yesterday, we displayed our talent in salad dressings, laying of table sheets and bartending. I learnt a lot by competing with people who are better than me. Participants have come from all over Myanmar to compete in the event.”
Myo Thu Hein (MNA)