June 2017

Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 15 July!

Join us in recognizing World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2017 and you could win a trip to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017! Use #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to join WorldSkills, and the United Nations, to raise awareness about the importance of youth developing skills. #SkillsForAll supports our view that everyone should have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents.

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Register for WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills Strategies for a Globalized World

During WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, vocational education and training (VET) leaders will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Competitors and the training systems they represent, while at the same time looking ahead to the skills challenges of the future during WorldSkills Conference 2017.

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WorldSkills Champions visit Rwanda for Skills On The Move project

A team of six WorldSkills Champions is developing the next steps of a project that is aimed at providing skills training and expertise, to refugees and citizens in Rwanda – after the first visit by the Champions to the African country.

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VEX Robotics expands partnership with WorldSkills

Synergy in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) – and a shared commitment to helping young people develop the skills that can shape the future – has seen a leading global robotics provider taking its partnership with WorldSkills to a global level.

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Youth are the future: Podcast with President Simon Bartley

This WorldSkills Champions Trust Podcast features Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills. Learn about Simon's 27 year history with WorldSkills which began through his family business training apprentices. Now as President, Simon is leading the development of Vision 2025 with the goal of expanding the global movement of WorldSkills.

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News from WorldSkills Members

Stepping On The Skills Accelerator In Africa

The mission to promote and enhance skills among young Africans has been highlighted at the inaugural “International Skills Excellence Forum” which was held from 2 to 5 May, 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia.

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Australia-India Skills Mission strengthens vocational skills collaboration between the nations

A skills focused delegation from Australia travelled to India in April, on a two-day mission designed to be a catalyst for greater vocational skills collaboration between the nations.

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Canadian PM champions skills development in hands-on fashion

Competitors and volunteers at the centre of a Canadian east coast celebration of skills received some top-level support – from one of the world’s most recognizable political figures.

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Team Palestine meets President Mahmoud Abbas

Members of one of the teams set to showcase their vocational talents at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 have been boosted by inspirational backing from the very highest level – their president.

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