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Celebrating 500 days until WorldSkills Kazan 2019

On 9 April, the 500th day until the next world championship of skills – WorldSkills Kazan 2019 – the WorldSkills Flag Relay reached Seoul, Korea.

During the ceremony at Seoul Technical High School the WorldSkills Competitions in Busan (1978) and Seoul (2001) were celebrated, and patches from those Competitions were added to the WorldSkills flag.

The international leg of the WorldSkills Flag Relay started on 12 March in Madrid, Spain, where the first international skills competition was held in 1950. Watch the flag starts is journey in the first vlog of the Flag Relay.

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Meet Tjihimise Karaerua of the Champions Trust

Tjihimise Karaerua, Brunno, believes the more skilled the workers, the better the world.

"The future of the world is dependent on the hearts, hands, and minds of the young people of tomorrow,” says Brunno, th 22-year-old Namibian. "The competitiveness of a country, the buildings we live in, and societies across the world all depend on the power of skills.” 

"We have to embrace our skills and encourage others and speak up for the participation of more young people in WorldSkills events and Competitions."

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Become a social entrepreneur with BeChangeMaker

BeChangeMaker is back to enable more youth to take on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power skills!

Together with the HP Foundation, we are very excited to announce that the second edition of BeChangeMaker is open for applications until 31 May 2018. The new social entrepreneurship training programme will bring you more high-quality courses on HP LIFE, powerful tools to accelerate your learning, and dedicated coaching for the teams.

The finalists will be invited to the live pitch finale in Amsterdam, and the top three teams will receive EUR 1,000 seed funding. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Find out more at bechangemaker.worldskills.org


Career Personality Quiz encourages youth to discover where their interests can lead

A free aptitude test is encouraging the global youth to translate their interests into a skilled career as part of the WorldSkills mission to promote the vocational skills movement and advance skills development around the world.

The WorldSkills Career Personality Quiz - a joint collaboration between WorldSkills and the Foster Workforce Development Institute (FWD Institute) which relies upon Dr. Terence J. G. Tracey's Personal Globe Inventory - is opening up avenues for talented young people to succeed by giving the global youth an insight into their career personality. 

The quiz, a fun ten-minute aptitude test, encourages participants to share their skills, their hobbies and interest, and discover jobs which interest them the most. Ultimately, the quiz measures and analyses personalities, as well as provides information about jobs that are most interesting for young people to build their career.

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Skills Heroes - Skills the Finals 2018

March 17th was a historic and record-breaking day for skills competitions in the Netherlands. The largest ever competition in the country’s history was held with more than 70 skill competitions for ages 14-16 and above 18.

The Closing Ceremony attracted around 3,000 spectators who witnessed the optimism of Dutch Champions who are newly motivated to take on the next steps in their careers. Some will continue to represent the Netherlands at EuroSkills 2018, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from 26-28 September.

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