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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

Global Partners

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

Samsung Stanley Black & Decker

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2016

ASEAN Skills Competition
19-29 September 2016

National Skills Competition Italy/ South Tyrol
29 September 2016 - 1 October 2016

Latest News

Skills/Compétences Canada and SkillsUSA Host General Assembly 2016

More than 300 skill and vocational thought leaders will be in Niagara Falls, Canada for WorldSkills General Assembly 2016.

This event marks two exciting firsts:

• The first time the WorldSkills General Assembly week long event is in Canada

• The first time the WorldSkills General Assembly is hosted collaboratively between two Members

The city of Niagara Falls is a geological wonder and welcomes approximately 12 million visitors yearly. Today Niagara Falls and its waterways represent the largest source of hydroelectric power in the world! Known for its majestic backdrop, Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that bridge the international border between Canada and the United States. Horseshoe Falls (the largest of the three) pours over 20 billion litres of water hourly, making it the world’s largest waterfall!

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In memoriam - Peter van den Berg

It is with great sadness that we try to deal with the death of our friend and colleague, Peter van den Berg. Peter was WorldSkills Netherland’s Chief Operating Officer, and the Technical Delegate for WorldSkills and EuroSkills. Above all he was a much liked and respected colleague with friends all over the world.

Peter died last Thursday after he lost his battle with cancer. We are devastated by this news and our thoughts go out to Annet, his daughters, stepchildren, family, and relatives. This family man will be missed deeply.

Peter was a driving force behind many of the professional competition initiatives within our organization, motivated by his passion for educating and training young people. He had an open and positive attitude, and was a supportive colleague who always tried to give a helping hand.

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