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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

358 days until

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

Regional Skills Competitions
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2016

54th National Skills Competition
21-24 October 2016

17th National Skills Competition Iran
23-26 October 2016

Global Partners

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

Samsung Stanley Black & Decker

Latest News

One year until WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

It is only one year until the start of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The world's largest vocational skills competition will be hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 14-19 October 2017.

More than 1,300 young people from around the globe will compete to be recognized as the world's best in 50 different vocational skills, while vocational leaders participate in the WorldSkills Conference Programme, addressing current and future global skills issues.

Along with the event website at, you can keep up with all the latest news and happenings from Abu Dhabi by following @worldskillsad on Twitter, worldskillsabudhabi2017 on Instagram and on Facebook at worldskillsabudhabi2017.

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Vision 2025 adopted at General Assembly 2016

General Assembly 2016, in Niagara Falls, Canada has been very successful and productive with the Members adopting the ambitious goals of Vision 2025. Vision 2025 evolved from discussions throughout 2016 including meetings with Members and partners in Brussels, Singapore, and Washington D.C.

It is built around three broad strategic goals:

  1. Raise ambition and opportunity in vocational education and training (VET) for young people, employers, and societies.
  2. Enhance the quality of VET provision through stronger connections to labour markets, employers, and economies.
  3. Help build the organizational capability of WorldSkills and the global competitiveness of its Members through skills.

The General Assembly Working Groups also discussed the aims within the Vision, which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our six focus areas (Promoting Skills, Career Building, Skills Competitions, Education and Training, International Cooperation and Development, and Research). 

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