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WorldSkills is showcasing the value of skills and raising the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide.

Skills are the foundation of modern life. Everything, from the houses we live in to the societies we create, is the result of skills. They are the driving force behind successful careers and companies, thriving industries, and economies. Skills keep the world working.

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
1 August 2016 - 27 December 2016

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 September 2016
South Korea

National Skills Competition Namibia
14-17 September 2016

Latest News

Skills Competitions on display at Rio 2016

The Finnish Olympic Committee, and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture are organizing unique events at Finland House during the Rio 2016 Olympics. Finland House will present cases of Finnish excellence in education from pop-up school to 21st century pedagogies and educational games.

 Skills Finland is also present at Finland House highlighting skills competitions. All visitors can test some of the tasks of the Taitaja9 competition during the event. Taitaja9 is a competition for students in comprehensive schools. 

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UNESCO releases new TVET strategy

As Members, partners, and Champions around the world celebrated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, WorldSkills and over 140 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) stakeholders representing 35 countries met in Bonn, Germany, for the UNESCO-UNEVOC: "Looking ahead: Inspiring and Empowering Youth through Skills Development".

The day marked the release of UNESCO’s new Strategy for TVET (2016-21). The strategy focuses on three priorities: fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship, promoting equity and gender equality, and facilitating transition to green economies and sustainable societies. The full report is available online.

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