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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

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
1 April 2016 - 28 October 2016

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2016
9-12 May 2016

Emirates Skills National 2016 competition
10-12 May 2016
United Arab Emirates

Global Partners

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

Samsung Stanley Black & Decker

Latest News

WorldSkills thanks Michelle Bussey

The WorldSkills Board of Directors and Secretariat thank Michelle Bussey for ten years of service to WorldSkills. As the Communications, Marketing and Special Events Director, Michelle has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment.

Her breadth of knowledge and experience was continually called upon in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic direction over the last ten years as WorldSkills went from 42 to 75 Members, hosted five WorldSkills Competitions, and established its global brand. 

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Final Report and Video released for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

The 43rd WorldSkills Competition made history, solidifying the event as the greatest vocational education and skills excellence Competition in the world. Today the final report and video were released highlighting the impact of WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.

“The largest city in Brazil, hosted the largest WorldSkills Competition in history,” said David Hoey, CEO of WorldSkills International. “It is rewarding to view the final report and video to celebrate of the tremendous efforts our Competitors, Partners, Experts, volunteers, and stakeholders. A big thank you again to SENAI and CNI in Brazil for hosting this outstanding event – it has contributed significantly to our global development.

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