April 2016


Setting the stage for Vision 2025

David Hoey, CEO WorldSkills International

It was only two years ago that WorldSkills achieved a major milestone in its development – the unanimous adoption of the new WorldSkills Brand. This has helped re-define who we are and what we want to be – the essence or promise of what will be delivered or experienced under “WorldSkills”. This has brought extra purpose and focus to our future development, and a commitment to work in six focus areas to achieve impact towards our mission and vision. These focus areas are Promoting Skills, Career Building, Skills Competitions, Education and Training, International Cooperation and Development, and Research.

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Mitutoyo joins the WorldSkills Movement

The world's largest metrology company, Mitutoyo, has joined WorldSkills as a Global Industry Partner. As the official supplier of metrology measuring instruments, machines, and systems to WorldSkills, Mitutoyo is now a WorldSkills Global Industry Partner committed to improving our world with the power of skills.

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Champions Trust training camp in Washington D.C.

For a week in February, the current representatives of the WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT) met in Washington D.C. During the intense training camp, the Champions participated in a variety of team building, personal development, and speech coaching exercises hosted in partnership with SkillsUSA. An instant bond was created amongst the WSCT as they focused on creating a two-year plan to bridge the gap between Champions and WorldSkills beyond the Competition, including a programme for the WorldSkills Champions Forum 2016, at Niagara Falls, Canada.

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DMG MORI becomes a WorldSkills Global Industry Partner

DMG MORI becomes a WorldSkills International Global Industry Partner, joining a leading group of industry partners dedicated to improving the world with the power of skills. As a Global Industry Partner, DMG MORI builds on its past support of WorldSkills Competitions and WorldSkills Members, to further develop skills excellence and an internationally prepared workforce. 

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WorldSkills welcomes new Marketing and Communications Manager

We are pleased to welcome Shawna Bourke as the Marketing and Communications Manager to the WorldSkills Secretariat. Shawna served for the last 10 years as the Director of Communications and Programming for Skills Canada Alberta, where she led the organization’s communications, and many skill development programmes and competitions.

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Mastercam joins WorldSkills as a Global Partner

As the twelfth Global Partner, Mastercam bring expertise in Machining Software. WorldSkills International is happy to welcome Mastercam and its expertise in CNC machining software to the Global Partner group. Mastercam products are sold through their worldwide network of certified value-added Resellers.

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News from Abu Dhabi 2017

News from WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

“Marhaba” from Abu Dhabi!  It gives me great pleasure to write this first official communication from the Organizing Committee of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.  It seems such a short time since WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, yet it is now less than 600 days until we will be greeting you in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the next global Competition. 

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Get a Sneak Peek at the New WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 website

Development of the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 website is well underway and now we need your help. We are looking for user testers. In other words people to provide feedback on the development so far. You do not have to be a website ‘expert’ to take part. We are looking for people from across the WorldSkills community to participate. You will all be users of the website and this is your chance to tell us if we are providing you with what you need.

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News from Kazan 2019

Russia celebrates WorldSkills at the Kazan Kremlin

The official signing of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was done 10 March 2016 at the Kazan Kremlin, an icon building in Kazan, Russia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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News from WorldSkills Members

Change how you see disability: 9th International Abilympics

On 25-26 March 2016, over 600 Competitors, representing 35 countries, including 26 countries/regions who are Members of WorldSkills, met in Bordeaux, France, for the 9th International Abilympics. Participants competed in 49 skills in five categories: craft, services, information and communications technology, food, and industry as thousands of spectators watched their training and expertise being tested. 

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skillsbelgium becomes WorldSkills Belgium

To mark the beginning of 2016, skillsbelgium officially changed its name to WorldSkills Belgium. The announcement was made on 11 January 2016 by the CEO and Belgian Official Delegate, Francis Hourant to 150 Champions, Experts, sponsors and partners, including the Minister of Employment and Training, Eliane Tillieux and the President of WorldSkills Europe, Hubert Romer.

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Find a Future Becomes WorldSkills UK

The launch of the selection for the UK’s representation in upcoming national, European and global competitions, coincides with a name change for the organization from Find a Future to WorldSkills UK. As of 1 March 2016 WorldSkills UK will bring together WorldSkills UK Competitions, The Skills Show – the nation’s largest skills and careers event, and the WorldSkills UK Champions programme, which works with former national and international Competitors to create role models for young people across the country.

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