Chefs compete at the Shanxi qualifying round of the 46th WorldSkills Competition, in Taiyuan on Jan 4. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

The Shanxi qualifying leg of the 46th WorldSkills Competition kicked off in the provincial capital of Taiyuan city on Jan 4, according to the organizers.

The qualifying rounds, hosted by the Shanxi Department of Resource and Social Security and organized by six Shanxi local schools, were held in Taiyuan, Changzhi and Jincheng cities.

On behalf of Shanxi team, 241 participants from 26 colleges and one enterprise are competing to get through to the China division finals of the competition.

The organizers said the qualifying round covers 27 projects in six major fields. 

These fields are transportation and logistics, construction and structural technology, manufacturing and engineering technology, information and communications technology, creative arts and fashion, social and individual services -- with the evaluations in accordance with the requirements of WorldSkills International.

The WorldSkills Competition, organized by international non-governmental organization WorldSkills International, is a prestigious international skills competition held biennially inspiring young competitors to reach new heights and helping them turn their passion into a profession. The 46th WorldSkills Competition will be held in Shanghai in 2021.