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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.

Upcoming Events and Competitions

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
2 May 2016 - 27 November 2016

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2016
9-12 May 2016

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

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Latest News

Some people are meant to be makers; to solve problems through good design and ingenuity. For Victor Simon of the WorldSkills Champions Trust, his creativity has led him to become a maker that sees opportunity in the biggest challenges.

When Victor was young he was interested in not just playing with toys, but figuring out how they worked. Electric cars and trains peaked his curiosity as he explored how to create and build things. “When you create a machine, you are resolving a problem, solving a task, and designing a system that operates more efficiently than people,” said Victor. “Drawing a virtual concept on a computer then producing a machine that you can touch with your hands is like letting a part of you into the world.”

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WorldSkills Europe General Assembly held in Gothenburg, Sweden

The 10th WorldSkills Europe General Assembly and Competition Preparation Meetings took place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 18-20 April. More than 170 participants attended the meetings, organized by WorldSkills Europe and the Swedish Organising Committee for EuroSkills 2016.

The meetings were held at the Svenska Mässan, the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre where the EuroSkills Competition will take place this December. Official Delegates, Technical Delegates, Chief Experts, Associate Members, Sponsors & Marketing Communication representatives from the WorldSkills Europe Members participated in various meetings. 

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