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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

447 days until

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
1 July 2016 - 26 November 2016

46th National Skills Competition
9-13 August 2016

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 September 2016
South Korea

Global Partners

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

Samsung Stanley Black & Decker

Latest News

DHL Becomes a WorldSkills Global Industry Partner

DHL Trade Fairs & Events GmbH is now a WorldSkills Global Industry Partner. Known for their expertise in large scale event logistics, DHL has prestigious and long-running partnerships with many of the world’s leading events. Now as a Global Industry Partner and Official Logistics Provider of WorldSkills International, DHL joins the WorldSkills community supporting global skills competitions and events.

As the world’s leading event logistics service provider, DHL provides customers with a complete portfolio of exhibition and event logistics services. DHL’s support of WorldSkills reflects both their understanding of the impact large events have in bringing the world together, and the importance of showcasing skilled careers to improve global economic development.

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Join us to celebrate World Youth Skills Day!

It is with great pride that we celebrate World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2016!

Today we support youth developing their talents to improve the world through the power of skills. WorldSkills has joined the organizations of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, along with Members and partners, to recognize World Youth Skills Day as a day to encourage youth to celebrate the value of being skilled; the value of building, making, and creating as an ideal way to achieve personal success and fulfilment. 

Be sure to visit the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 website launched in celebration of World Youth Skills Day, previewing the exciting events happening in just over 450 days from now.

Over the last month in our World Youth Skills Day social media campaign, we asked youth from around the globe to share their perspective on how #SkillsRuleTheWorld. We know skills make everything possible. Whether it is the electrician that brings us power, the chef that prepares an inspired meal, or the programmer that makes magic out of code - Skills Rule the World. 

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