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WORLDSKILLS CONFERENCE 2017: Skills strategies for a globalized world

In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, WorldSkills is giving away two passes to the WorldSkills Conference 2017, 16-17 October in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Early registration is encouraged as the event is currently 80% full. This world-class Conference featuring a veritable Who’s Who of VET from around the globe will explore how the fourth industrial revolution will change how we learn, live, and work. 

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An impressive collection of 70 videos from 24 countries and regions were submitted for our #SkillsForAll World Youth Day social media competition.

Youth from around the globe demonstrated creativity and skills, in a two minute video, for the chance to be our official vlogger at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Our winner will receive exclusive access to the event. They will go behind the scenes to capture what it takes to put on the world’s largest skills competition and help us tell the stories of people who make it happen.

The winner will be announced on the WorldSkills Facebook page on World Youth Skills Day, 15 July. View our gallery of submissions.

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BeChangeMaker: Social Entrepreneur Training Launches

In conjunction with World Youth Skills Day, 15 July eight teams from around the globe are supporting #SkillsForAll through BeChangeMaker, a social entrepreneur programme focused on addressing social, cultural, economic, health, educational, and environmental problems.

Initiated by WorldSkills and the HP Foundation, BeChangeMaker is a series of online social entrepreneurial training projects that help youth explore their career potential as a social entrepreneur.

Social enterprises are different from traditional enterprises in that their key focus is to bring positive social impact, rather than just financial success.

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Legendary Race Car Driver Vladimir Chagin becomes WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador

WorldSkills Kazan 2019 announced that recognized racing driver, Vladimir Chagin, will be named a WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador.

The announcement was made at the Red Square, in Moscow during a festive opening ceremony of the Silk Way Rally 2017, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mrs Olga Golodets.

Vladimir Chagin, a legendary athlete and renowned racer, is the seven-fold winner of the Dakar Rally in the truck class, the pilot of "KAMAZ-Master" team. Since 2013 he has been the head of the racing team "KAMAZ-master" and since 2015, the project leader of the International Silk Way Rally.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019, is the first time WorldSkills will be hosted in Russia. In August, 2019 over 1,300 Competitors from more than 60 countries, will attend the Competition at the International Exhibition Center Kazan Expo.

#SkillsForAll - Following the path to progress, purpose, and personal fulfillment

Not only is Rachael Carr proud of her career, she’s proud of the fact that her progress in a field she loves has been made on her own terms.

Starting her Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at 16 she joined UK defence, aerospace and security leader BAE Systems in 2006 on a three-year technical apprenticeship. More than a decade down the line, she is now a senior systems engineer – and someone whose WorldSkills experience and enduring belief in vocational skills makes her an ambassador for learning a trade and following a dream.

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