On28 February 2017 in Sochi, Russia,WorldSkills Kazan 2019 recognized Chef and restaurateurArkadiy Novikovas the first WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador.
Arkadiy Novikov - chef, restaurateur, television host, and entrepreneur has a long history of developing excellence in his industry. This has earned himthe Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and Restaurateur of the Year 2015 by GQ magazine. In his role as Ambassador he will inspire a new generation of professionals to pursue excellence.
Being a positive force for change as a global citizen is increasingly important to youth around the world. WorldSkills and the HP Foundation believe that youth will be better prepared and equipped for the future when provided knowledge that inspires action.
BeChangeMaker is a social entrepreneurship focused project recently launched jointly by WorldSkills and the HP Foundation. This initiative offers online business and social entrepreneurial training for students and WorldSkills Champions aged 18 and 30 years old who have begun or finished vocational education and training.
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.
WorldSkills never stands still – and even before the start of the 2017 event in Abu Dhabi, work has begun finding the city to host the global skills showcase in four years time.
Two Members, China and Switzerland, expressed interest in hosting WorldSkills 2021. Both countries are active and dedicated Members of WorldSkills and they have made compelling reasons to bring the global WorldSkills movement to their country.
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.