March 2017

WorldSkills supports HeForShe

WorldSkills is proud to formally endorse HeForShe – a solidarity movement for gender equality, led by the United Nations. WorldSkills is joined by Members of WorldSkills across the globe, in backing this vital push for gender equality.

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Competition Preparation Week a success

Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 held in February was a tremendous success. The event, which was hosted by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) and organised by the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 team, included an extremely productive set of meetings. More than 300 delegates travelled to Abu Dhabi to prepare for what promises to be an unforgettable Competition and event later in the year.

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Be a change maker

Being a positive force for change as a global citizen is increasingly important to youth around the world. BeChangeMaker is a social entrepreneurship focused project recently launched jointly by WorldSkills and the HP Foundation.

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Behind the Competition

In the latest edition of the Champions Trust Podcast, hear from Jane Stokie, Director of Skills Competitions, as she shares insights on what goes into running the world's largest vocational skills event.

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News from WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives WorldSkills Board

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the WorldSkills Board of Directors, the Director General of ACTVET, His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi, the President of EmiratesSkills, Ali Al Marzouqi, and the CEO of WorldSkills, David Hoey, at the Sea Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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Meet UAE jewellery artist Azza Al Qubaisi

Meet jeweller Azza Al Qubaisi in the next part of our series celebrating the achievements of skilled young Emiratis.

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Launch of One School One Country

Flag-waving school children today greeted international delegates at the launch of the One School One Country programme, which forms a key part of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. In a colourful ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, students from 59 ACTVET and ADEC schools welcomed representatives of the Member countries and regions taking part in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the world championship of skills.

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News from WorldSkills Members

WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 or WorldSkills Basel 2021?

WorldSkills never stands still – and even before the start of the 2017 event in Abu Dhabi, work has begun finding the city to host the global skills showcase in four years time. Two Members, China and Switzerland, expressed interest in hosting WorldSkills 2021.

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EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016

Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, was host to a record-breaking regional celebration of skills that brought together and inspired young people from across the continent.

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