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Vlog-master Jacob chosen to tell the WorldSkills story after winning #SkillsForAll video contest

A two-minute video focusing on dunes, dreams, and dedication to design has led to a student from New Zealand being selected as the official vlogger for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Jacob Dawson’s light-hearted but inspiring video – 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 – was selected as the winner of the #SkillsForAll World Youth Day social media competition, and means he will now chronicle the human stories behind the world championships of skills this October in the United Arab Emirates.

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Welcome Almaz and Altyn the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Mascots

Welcome Almaz and Altyn the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Mascots. The official WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Mascots were announced in Russia on July 15th during the celebration of the Tatar national holiday Sabantuy and World Youth Skills Day.

The Mascots boast traditional Tatar names – Almaz for the boy and Altyn for the girl.

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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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