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How to become a Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills

Global Partners see a role for industry, education, government, and policy makers to work together to raise the profile and recognition of skilled professionals around the globe. Together we are increasing the abilities, status, and economic prospects of young people.

WorldSkills events provide excellent opportunities to meet and collaborate with prominent international education leaders on critical skills development and we look forward to future WorldSkills events where we hope to continue to leverage our WorldSkills
— Chris Mapes, CEO, Lincoln Electric

Why become a Global Industry Partner?

  • Align and associate your brand with skills excellence
  • Let the world’s best of the best use your machines / products to the highest possible level
  • Access 1,500 international trade Experts from Member countries / regions representing industry and technical education sectors
  • Use WorldSkills Competitions and network to confirm your company’s position as the industry leader
  • Recruit the best, young, ambitious skilled people that will be future leaders in your company
  • Secure your own company’s future through helping to attract young people into skills, trades, and industry globally
  • Have input into global standards. WorldSkills Standards Specifications ensure that your skills and technology are always tested to the latest and highest quality level
  • Be part of the global conversation on Vocational Education and Training, through active integration at the only annual global conference on VET
  • Be part of prominent networking events with the highest levels of industry, government, and policy makers
  • Gain in-person and online access to a youthful audience that is ambitious and focused on skills
  • Be positioned among other market leaders and global blue chip companies
  • Gain access to contacts in new and emerging markets
  • Have your brand and product protected through respective product exclusivities
  • Place your brand in a high energy, visually engaging environment that provides limitless social media and press opportunities
We benefit from the opportunity to participate in a workforce initiative that is much bigger and more impactful than what an individual brand can achieve. We value the consistency that occurs as WorldSkills Standards are adopted by an increasingly large n
— Wes Pringle, President, Fluke

Three levels of sponsorship

  1. Global Premium Partner (GPP)
  2. Global Industry Partner (GIP)
  3. Global Supporter (GS)

A competitor from Switzerland working with a machine.

How to become a Global Industry Partner?

  • Skills Management Team and Competitions Committee have to approve the quality of your machines / products
  • Global Partners must have a global footprint
  • Grant access to all participating countries/regions (Competitors and Experts) to train with your equipment
  • Global Partners shall support WorldSkills Members to the highest standards
  • Global Partners must share the values, ethics, vision, and mission of WorldSkills
  • There cannot be any conflict with existing Global Partners

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Alexander Amiri
Director Sponsorship and Partnership
WorldSkills International
alexander.amiri@worldskills.org