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Champions return to WorldSkills Competition to share experiences and help to shape the future of skills

They know what it takes and what it means to be WorldSkills winners – and now they’re preparing to pass on their experience to those hoping to follow in their footsteps.

Members of the WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT) – a collective of young professionals who have shone in a range of categories at previous editions of the world championship of vocational skills – are heading to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 to lend their expertise, in the Competition itself and in both the WorldSkills Conference 2017 and the International TVET Youth Forum that take place on its sidelines.

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Many countries, one voice: the world’s youth speak out on the future of skills at unique WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Youth Forum

A unique opportunity for the global voice of youth to have its say on the future of vocational skills is taking place on the sidelines of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

The first International TVET Youth Forum will be held from 14-15 October, alongside the 44th edition of the world’s largest and most prestigious skills competition, as young professionals from around the world who have spent months discussing and analyzing global skills challenges while based in their own countries finally come together to send a united message.

This Declaration will be presented to global decision-makers on the opening day of the WorldSkills Conference 2017, taking place from 16-17 October at ADNEC, and is designed to launch a skills legacy, providing a foundation for further discussion that catalyzes tangible action and ensures WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 leaves an enduring mark on the vocational skills landscape.

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#SkillsForAll winner lands in Abu Dhabi to chronicle the 44th WorldSkills Competition

The winner of the #SkillsForAll video contest - and the official blogger for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 - has arrived in the UAE capital to chronicle the story of the behind-the-scenes excitement as the world’s largest and most prestigious skills competition enters its final countdown. 

Jacob Dawson, a young vocational skills champion from New Zealand, was selected as the winner of the #SkillsForAll World Youth Day social media competition this summer after his humorous but inspiring clip – in which he outlines how a devotion to hard work and pursuing his ambitions is now seeing him reap the rewards of perfecting a skill – impressed the panel of judges.

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Studica joins WorldSkills as a Global Partner

Robotics development and STEM company Studica has joined forces with WorldSkills International to become its latest global partner, joining a group of international industry partners whose goal is to improve the world through the power of skills.

For over 30 years, Studica has provided the leadership and solutions for leading edge technology companies and schools throughout the world, and as a company focused on emerging skills and technologies with an emphasis on skills and training, it will now bring its expertise in robotics development and STEM to WSI's global vocational skills movement.

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 unites global youth through One School One Country cultural exchange program

Connections built on knowledge and understanding, and forged over thousands of miles, have been sealed as young participants in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 – the world championship of vocational skills – met the UAE schools and students they have been paired with through a cultural exchange initiative for the first time.

As part of the world’s biggest vocational skills competition, which is taking place in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time, the One School One Country program is a builder of bridges between the youth of different nations, and a platform to enhance global awareness of the importance of vocational skills and the spectrum of careers they open the door to.

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