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Improving the world with the power of skills

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.

Upcoming Events and Competitions

48 days until World Youth Skills Day!

505 days until

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
2 May 2016 - 27 November 2016

Skills Canada National Competition
5-8 June 2016

Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
21-27 June 2016
United States

Global Partners

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Samsung Stanley Black & Decker

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Have your say in the future of WorldSkills

Competitors of WorldSkills Competitions have reached an elite level, achieved by only a few in the world. We want to tap into that expertise, experience, and passion at the upcoming WorldSkills Champions Forum (WSCF).

From 1-7 October 2016 WorldSkills Champions, will descend on Niagara Falls supporting the development of the WorldSkills movement. WorldSkills benefits by learning from passionate individuals who have lived the WorldSkills experience, Members provide an enhanced opportunity for their distinguished alumni, and participants have the opportunity to extend their network by meeting Champions from around the world, develop leadership skills, and increase their involvement with the WorldSkills mission.

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World Youth Skills Day Recognizes #SkillsRuleTheWorld

WorldSkills is proud to celebrate World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2016!

WYSD is now officially recognized by the United Nations, and WorldSkills will join the organizations of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, to raise awareness of the importance of acquiring skills as a means to address the challenges of unemployment and under employment, and as a way to achieve better socio-economic conditions for all youth.


Tell us why #SkillsRuleTheWorld! Throughout June join our online campaign by sharing why #SkillsRuleTheWorld. Share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter a behind the scenes photo of how you develop, share, and put your skills to work.

Show us a photo of what your skills have made, built, created, designed, or imagined. Every week in June the top photos will be awarded a spot in July’s #SkillsRuleTheWorld poll, where we will open voting to allow everyone to pick their favourite photo until World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2016. Weekly and a grand prize of Samsung products will be awarded.

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