The Role of Skills Competitions in Improving the Practical Ability of Vocational College Students
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Skills competition
Practical ability
Vocational college students
Vocational education



Submitted : 2023-01-03
Accepted : 2023-01-18
Published : 2023-02-02


Vocational education and general education are two different types of education that are equally important. The orientation of talent training in vocational education is to nurture skilled talents to serve the society. The practical ability of students is both the focus of teaching in vocational colleges and the requirement of enterprise posts. The various types of skills competitions provide a “stage” for students to showcase their abilities. First, this paper explores students’ problem-solving ability while preparing for these competitions, expounding the importance of vocational education and skills competitions. Second, this paper summarizes the views of different scholars. Third, based on a specific case, this paper describes the improvement in students’ ability while preparing for these competitions. Fourth, this paper analyzes the results of the questionnaire survey conducted to investigate the improvement in students’ ability. Lastly, this paper puts forward several suggestions that appeal for vocational colleges to pay more attention to skills competitions.


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