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Australia-India Skills Mission strengthens vocational skills collaboration between the nations

A skills focused delegation from Australia travelled to India in April, on a two-day mission designed to be a catalyst for greater vocational skills collaboration between the nations.

The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the country’s Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, were joined on the visit by the CEO of WorldSkills Australia, Brett Judd, two of the organization’s Board members, and some young achievers. Increasing cross-continental connections in education and skills were at the top of the agenda.

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WorldSkills Champions visit Rwanda for Skills On The Move project

A team of six WorldSkills Champions is developing the next steps of a project that is aimed at providing skills training and expertise, to refugees and citizens in Rwanda – after the first visit by the Champions to the African country.

Skills On The Move is a project developed around the train-the-trainers principle, born when a group of young people whose individual excellence matched by their global citizenship dedicated themselves to making a difference to other people’s lives, and helping to strengthen Rwanda’s labour market and social fabric.

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A Champions experience 20 years later

The latest WorldSkills Champions Trust podcast features Brazilian Champion, Daniel Rossato. Starting his WorldSkills experience as a Competitor at WorldSkills St. Gallen 1997, Anna and Chirag sat down with Daniel, Lecturer of Technology Education at SENAI, to talk about his 20 year WorldSkills journey.

The WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT) is a group of nine Champions working together to promote the power of skills. Listen to all the Champions Trust podcasts to get behind the scenes insights and inspiration to pursue your own skills journey. 

Register for WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills Strategies for a Globalized World

During WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, vocational education and training (VET) leaders will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Competitors and the training systems they represent, while at the same time looking ahead to the skills challenges of the future during WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills Strategies for a Globalized World.

The Conference, 16-17 October at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, will look ahead to identify the skills of the future. Why does global unemployment remain persistently high, when so many roles are unfilled? In a globalized world, where skills know no borders, how can education and training providers respond to changing skills demands? 

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Canadian PM champions skills development in hands-on fashion

Competitors and volunteers at the centre of a Canadian east coast celebration of skills received some top-level support – from one of the world’s most recognizable political figures.

The Nova Scotia Skills Canada Provincial Competition welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose visit saw him not just meet with participating students and apprentices, but also take a hands-on approach to raising the profile of vocational skills - by getting involved in a carpentry project.

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