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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

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

WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals
29 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
New Zealand

Latest News

WorldSkills UK launches the WorldSkills Professional Recognition Programme

WorldSkills UK has been approved by WorldSkills International, the global hub for skills excellence and development, to run its new continuing Professional Recognition Programme. WorldSkills represents 75 countries and regions and the UK is the first Member to be approved to offer the new international accreditation.

Offering a high quality learning experience, the programme has been designed to enhance the continuing professional development of the WorldSkills Experts. The Experts are appointed by each Member country and region and are responsible for developing the young people who are in training for the international WorldSkills Competition.

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WorldSkills Leaders Forum in Niagara Falls

Join us 04 October, 2016 for the WorldSkills Leaders Forum in Niagara Falls, Canada. The WorldSkills Leaders Forum is a global platform bringing together skill and vocational education thought leaders to share perspectives on the future of education and training.

Registration information available at

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