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Apply for the WorldSkills Champions Trust!

Competitors from the past three WorldSkills Competitions are encouraged to continue their WorldSkills journey by becoming members of the WorldSkills Champions Trust.

The WorldSkills Champions Trust is a group of past Competitors who are the voice of young people in the WorldSkills movement. As part of the Champions Trust you will take part in leadership and media training sessions, forums and conferences, and be recognized as representatives of the talented and dedicated community of WorldSkills Champions.

Participants will engage in WorldSkills Board of Directors meetings, and may accompany Board members during presentations to provide the personal stories that inspire and motivate. The Champions Trust develops project ideas, and participants will have the opportunity to join in community-based projects that tap into their talent to improve our world with the power of skills.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Written support from Member country or region (Official Delegate or appointed representative).
  • Written support from Team Leader.
  • Ability to commit to at least a two-year term which includes:
  • attending four mandatory meetings out of country: Training Camp (Shanghai, China, 27 January to 2 February 2018 with potential travel dates 26 January and 3 February), WorldSkills General Assembly 2018 (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-19 October 2018), one meeting between the General Assembly and Competition, as well as WorldSkills Kazan 2019 (25 August to 5 September 2019),
  • regular communication with WSCT Members and WSCT Coordinator via email and WhatsApp,
  • regular communication with group of assigned Member countries and regions, and
  • regular communication with WorldSkills communications department to share stories and ideas for getting more awareness around Champions to the global audience.
  • Must have competed within the last three WorldSkills Competitions (WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, or WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017).
  • Must be fully available during the WorldSkills Official events and cannot accept another WorldSkills role (i.e. Expert, Team Leader, Translator, Delegate, etc.).

Application process

All applicants are required to complete the online application form. As part of the online form. Applicants will be asked to:

  • Submit a 1-2 minute video explaining your passion for WorldSkills to someone who has never heard about it. This video should be good for social media, and
  • Attach two recent high resolution photos of yourself: one as a head shot that can be used as a general profile photo and one shows you in your work environment.

In addition, applications are required to have a recommendation form submitted by the Team Leader and a representative from the Member organization.

 Applications are due by Friday, 17 November 2017.

* Please note that these positions are voluntary - WSCT representatives will not be paid for their participation. However, all approved expenses related to travel will be covered by WorldSkills.