The WorldSkills Champions Trust is a volunteer group of past Competitors who are the voice of young people in the WorldSkills movement. The initiative was developed by Champions for Champions at the WorldSkills Champions Forum 2014 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Their idea was to establish an advisory group to works closely throughout the year with WorldSkills.
This group works to raise levels of engagement among WorldSkills Champions and promote active involvement in WorldSkills projects, initiatives and activities. As a member of the Champions Trust you represent an exclusive network of Champions that have participated in a WorldSkills Competition. You also serve to advocate the power of skills to transform the lives of young people around the world
Competitors in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 are being encouraged to continue their WorldSkills journey once the world’s biggest showcase of vocational skills ends – by becoming members of the WorldSkills Champions Trust.
As WorldSkills bids farewell to Abu Dhabi and prepares to take its mission to WorldSkills Kazan 2019, Champions from among this year’s array of Competitors as well as WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 and WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 are invited to share their skills, abilities, and creativity to develop projects and initiatives to improve the world through the power of skills. Apply online here.
The WorldSkills flag has started its long journey to Kazan, with its formal arrival in Sochi, Russia. On 19 October 2017, the WorldSkills flag was handed over to Russia at the Closing Ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Competition Organizers, represented by His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and Mr Ali Al Marzouqi, CEO of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, handed over the WorldSkills flag to representatives of the Organizing Committee of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
The world’s best skills competitors have been honoured with medals at the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. They travelled from across the world to compete at the 44th edition of the world championship of vocational skills.
China led the medal table with 15 gold medals, 7 silvers and 8 bronzes. Korea came second on medal points with 8 golds, 8 silvers, and 8 bronzes. Switzerland was third on points, winning 11 golds, 6 silver, and 3 bronze. The hosts, the United Arab Emirates, won three Medallions for Excellence.
1,300 young people from 59 WorldSkills Member countries and regions showcased their talent across 51 skills competitions, between 15-18 October. This was the first time that the WorldSkills Competition has been held in the Middle East and North Africa region.
As the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 finish-line nears, talented young competitors from around the world have been making one final effort to place themselves in the running for a medal at the world championship of vocational skills.
The 44th edition of the WorldSkills Competition – the largest and most prestigious of its kind in the world – has entered its last day, with the winners being unveiled at the Closing Ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre tonight.