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WorldSkills China Provides Training Programmes for TVET Teachers of Bangladesh

As the anticipation and excitement surrounding WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 continues to build, the essential role of vocational education and training – and the way in which nations can work together to enhance and promote them through being part of the WorldSkills global community - has been illustrated by China and Bangladesh.

The Skills and Enhancement Project at Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College (GZITTC) in Guangzhou City, China – launched on 6 January 2017 – will provide three types of training programs covering a range of trades, with participants from Bangladesh joining their Chinese counterparts in building their repertoire of skills from 2017 to 2019.

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WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 or WorldSkills Basel 2021?

WorldSkills never stands still – and even before the start of the 2017 event in Abu Dhabi, work has begun on the bids to host the global skills showcase in four years time.

The race to host WorldSkills 2021 is currently a two-way contest, with China and Switzerland having both expressed their interest. Both countries are active and dedicated Members of WorldSkills and they have made compelling reasons why Members of WorldSkills should support their candidate bids. 

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Behind the Competition

6 February 2017

Behind the Competition

Last week 300 volunteers and partners gathered in Abu Dhabi for Competition Preparation Week to plan the 44th WorldSkills Competition.

In the latest edition of the Champions Trust Podcast, hear from Jane Stokie, Director of Skills Competitions, as she shares insights on what goes into running the world's largest vocational skills event.

 

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The Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 has come to an end.  The event, which was hosted by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) and organised by the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 team, included an extremely productive set of meetings. More than 300 delegates travelled to Abu Dhabi to prepare for what promises to be an unforgettable Competition and event later in the year. In addition, there were meetings about the implementation of the WorldSkills strategy, Vision 2025, and the continued development of the organization.

During the week the WorldSkills Board and CEO were received by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Board went to the Sea Palace in Abu Dhabi with His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director-General of ACTVET, and Ali Al Marzouqi, President of EmiratesSkills. The Crown Prince reiterated his commitment to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, which is being held under his patronage. He also stressed that the event will “play a vital role in promoting the spirit of innovation and technical knowledge among the youth and in facilitating interaction among the different cultures”.

Competition Preparation Week concludes

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives WorldSkills Board

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the WorldSkills Board of Directors, the Director General of ACTVET, His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi, the President of EmiratesSkills, Ali Al Marzouqi, and the CEO of WorldSkills, David Hoey, at the Sea Palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday afternoon.

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