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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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VEX Robotics expands partnership with WorldSkills to bring additional STEM solutions to more students internationally

Synergy in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) – and a shared commitment to helping young people develop the skills that can shape the future – has seen a leading global robotics provider taking its partnership with WorldSkills to a global level.

VEX Robotics has longstanding ties with WorldSkills as an established supporter of its work, mission, and philosophy on the national level, but during the Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the collaboration was elevated to new levels.

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Team Palestine meets President Mahmoud Abbas

Members of one of the teams set to showcase their vocational talents at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 have been boosted by inspirational backing from the very highest level – their president.

The WorldSkills Palestine team recently travelled to Belgium to undergo a preparatory exercise ahead of the world’s largest vocational skills competition, which will take place in the capital of the United Arab Emirates in October.

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WorldSkills South Africa hosts second National Competition

South African young people with vocational verve demonstrated their skills and had their lives change through participating in a WorldSkills South African National Competition that shone a spotlight on the drive and talent of the nations youth.

 The National Competition saw 122 Competitors showcase their abilities across 22 skills– from Electric Installations and Mechatronics to IT Network Systems  and Cooking. The event identified the country’s representatives for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, and emphasized its goal of fostering a new generation of artisans.

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