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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

44 days until World Youth Skills Day!

501 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

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Latest News

Celebrate with us World Youth Skills Day 15 July 2016

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

We are requesting the WorldSkills community join together to celebrate and promote WYSD, demonstrating the reach of our global community. By hosting your own local event or activities, and sharing our #SkillsRuleTheWorld campaign with your supporters, each of you can help bring global awareness to this important day.

Following the recognition last year by the United Nations of WYSD, WorldSkills will join the organizations of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, to raise awareness on promoting skills as a means to address the challenges of unemployment and under employment. We are delighted to support Members and partner activities including the WorldSkills Africa Skills Forum in Zambia, Community Plumbing Challenge in South Africa, and UNESCO TVET Forum in Germany.

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500 days until Abu Dhabi – Competition Working Group meets in Italy

Technical Delegates from eight Members joined with the Competition Management Team and WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 at the Competitions Working Group. Hosted by WorldSkills Italy from 19-21 May in Bolzano, Italy, the meetings focused on various skill competitions developments for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

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