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WYSD Events Around the World


2016 Member Events


An event sponsored by China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and presented by the Minister was held on 15 July. Also an awareness-raising campaign with the theme of “skills make a dream true”, was launched nationwide on the same day directed at encouraging youth to pursue skilled careers.


Hosted an event with dignitaries, government officials, and youth celebrating WorldSkills Ecuador and WYSD.


IndiaSkills: Journey & Future of Skill Development, 15-17 July 2016, Pragati Maidan Hall 14, New Delhi

India hosted a large competition in 24 Skills, seminars, Try-a-Skill, and Exhibitions. The President of India Pranab Mukherjee was there to inaugurate India Skills on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day. Around 22,000 visitors visited during the event.

Chirag Goel of the Champions Trust was there speaking to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship explaining the WorldSkills Champions Trust and the WorldSkills mission.


Mini Skills Competition was hosted at the HEART College of Beauty Services, in Kingston 12 July 2016.


Namibia hosted Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills, and Tayla Schou, WorldSkills Champions Trust representative the week following WYSD at various meetings and events with local TVET leaders.


Palestine hosted its first official event since Palestine joined WorldSkills. There was a signing ceremony between the two ministries (Ministry of Labour as well as Ministry of Education) and the Federation of Palestine Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA).

Romania (applied to be a Member)

Hosted event with dignitaries and supporters to discuss the development of WorldSkills Romania and the future of jobs and skill development in Romania.


Hosted 66 members of the National Team in a WYSD flash mob.


Following the Nationals Skills Competition, WorldSkills Singapore hosted the 2016 Closing Ceremony on WYSD. The National Competition welcomed 5,000 secondary school students, to learn more about skills education and career pathways through a structured visitor programme.

United Kingdom

WorldSkills UK heavily promoted WYSD and #SkillsRuleTheWorld on social media. Also, on WYSD every member of Team UK met with their local MP.

On 15 July Dan Martins (Team UK, EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016 and Squad UK, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017) met with Chris Heaton, MP.

Representatives from WorldSkills UK were in India with the British Council working with colleges sharing best practise on competition work.

South Africa

Champions Caiti Ward, Graphic Design Technology, and Thabiso Mohale, Autobody Repair at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 supported the Community Plumbing Challenge.


The WorldSkills Africa Forum brought together government ministries responsible for education, industry, and the youth among others to discuss TVET issues and opportunities. Alongside this important event, WorldSkills Zambia in liaison with FESTO organized a Forum for selected African Countries in preparation for a Mini – Regional Skills Competition to be held in Tanzania in November 2016.

Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills, San-Quei Lin, Vice President for Special Affairs for WorldSkills, and Tayla Schou, WorldSkills Champions Trust representative, attended local celebration of WYSD and WorldSkills Zambia throughout the week leading up to WYSD.