June 2016


Celebrate with us World Youth Skills Day 15 July 2016

David Hoey, CEO WorldSkills International

WorldSkills is inviting you to celebrate World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2016!

We are requesting the WorldSkills community join together to celebrate and promote WYSD, demonstrating the reach of our global community. Whether it is hosting your own local event or activities, and sharing our #SkillsRuleTheWorld campaign with your supporters, each of you can help bring global awareness to this important day.

As we released the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 Final Report and Video, the Secretariat and WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 teams were preparing for our latest planning meetings in Abu Dhabi. The signing of the MoU at the EmiratesSkills National Competition marked 520 days until the Opening Ceremonies of the 44th WorldSkills Competition.

Read more

View all

Jump to news



Abu Dhabi 2017


News from WorldSkills

World Youth Skills Day

WYSD is now officially recognized by the United Nations, and WorldSkills will join the organizations of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, to raise awareness of the importance of acquiring skills as a means to address the challenges of unemployment and under employment, and as a way to achieve better socio-economic conditions for all youth.

Read more

IAPMO joins WorldSkills as a Global Industry Partner

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is now a Global Industry Partner. For 90 years, IAPMO has been working with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world. As a Global Industry Partner, IAPMO will expand its work of improving the health of people everywhere through the power of skills.

Read more

WorldSkills thanks Michelle Bussey

The WorldSkills Board of Directors and Secretariat thank Michelle Bussey for ten years of service to WorldSkills. As the Communications, Marketing and Special Events Director, Michelle has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment.

Read more

Final Report and Video released for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

The 43rd WorldSkills Competition made history, solidifying the event as the greatest vocational education and skills excellence Competition in the world. Today the final report and video were released highlighting the impact of WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.

Read more

Report released by UNESCO on developing international recognition of qualifications

UNESCO has released a report on the global phenomenon of learning across boundaries called Level-Setting and Recognition of Learning Outcomes: The use of level descriptors in the twenty-first century. WorldSkills was very keen to participate in the research, because it offered opportunities to quality assure and enhance the value of our reforms to standards and assessment.

Read more

500 days until Abu Dhabi – Competition Working Group meets in Italy

Technical Delegates from eight Members joined with the Competition Management Team and WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 at the Competitions Working Group. Hosted by WorldSkills Italy from 19-21 May in Bolzano, Italy, the meetings focused on various skill competitions developments for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Read more

Have your say in the future of WorldSkills

Competitors of WorldSkills Competitions have reached an elite level, achieved by only a few in the world. We want to tap into that expertise, experience, and passion at the upcoming WorldSkills Champions Forum (WSCF).

Read more

News from the WorldSkills Foundation

Supporting World Bank’s initiative for skills development in Africa

Together with the World Bank, WorldSkills joined the effort to bring opportunities to address the massive need of skills development, specifically in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three WorldSkills Global Partners – Autodesk, Festo, and Lincoln Electric – participated as speakers on the skills development panel at the African Diaspora Business Dialogue Forum.

Read more

News from WorldSkils Abu Dhabi 2017

WorldSkills Competition coming to Abu Dhabi in 2017

The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) and WorldSkills International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in advance of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The agreement creates a mutually agreed framework for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Read more

Emirati teenagers introduced to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 at EmiratesSkills national competition

For thousands of Emirati teenagers, this year’s EmiratesSkills Competition was also their introduction to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The team engaged and entertained visitors to the United Arab Emirates' biggest skills competition with a stand that included a chance to try spray painting, thanks to partners Jotun, and a glimpse into the future of 3-D printing with Edutech and Autodesk.

Read more

News from WorldSkills Members

WorldSkills Europe General Assembly held in Gothenburg, Sweden

The 10th WorldSkills Europe General Assembly and Competition Preparation Meetings took place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 18-20 April. More than 170 participants attended the meetings, organized by WorldSkills Europe and the Swedish Organising Committee for EuroSkills 2016.

Read more

4th WorldSkills GCC in Saudi Arabia

WorldSkills GCC Dammam 2016, is the 4th regional competition to be held in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). From 26-28 April 2016, Competitors are in Dammam, Saudi Arabia to compete in eight unique skills – Automotive Technology, Electrical Installations, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design Technology, IT Networking Systems Administration, IT Software Solutions for Business, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, and Welding.

Read more

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

Global Industry Partners of WorldSkills International

Forward this email to a friend
WorldSkills newsletter archive 

WorldSkills Secretariat
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 23 531 1071
Fax: +31 23 531 0816