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Have you been wishing you had the knowledge and resources to make a difference in your community?

Join BeChangeMaker now! The top three teams will receive EUR 3,000 each to further develop their ideas, plus additional funding and training opportunities for those who have made the most progress! Check out the application info and apply before 9 March.

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02/22/2017 at 22:37. Facebook
Being a positive force for change as a global citizen is increasingly important to youth around the world. WorldSkills and the HP Foundation believe that youth will be better prepared and equipped for the future when provided knowledge that inspires action.

BeChangeMaker is a social entrepreneurship focused project recently launched jointly by WorldSkills and the HP Foundation. This...
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Be a change maker
02/22/2017 at 16:48. Facebook
How can you change the world? Join us for an exciting opportunity to use your skills to build a business that improves the world!

In partnership with HPLife you can take part in a life changing project that will build your business skills and make the world a better place.

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02/21/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
WorldSkills China Provides Training Programmes for TVET Teachers of Bangladesh

The Skills and Enhancement Project at Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College (GZITTC) in Guangzhou City, China – launched on 6 January 2017 – will provide three types of training programs covering a range of trades, with participants from Bangladesh joining their Chinese counterparts in building their...
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WorldSkills China Provides Training Programmes for TVET Teachers of Bangladesh
02/21/2017 at 14:08. Facebook
Meet 30 outstanding social entrepreneurs under 30 who are leveraging their skills to shape the world in 2017!

Supporting small farmers, reducing poverty and food insecurity, transforming lives of disadvantaged youth, creating origami-inspired shelters for homeless and displaced...

Tell us which one inspires you the most! Be your own inspiration by joining BeChangeMaker now – application...
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30 Under 30 2017: Social Entrepreneurs
Congratulations to all Competitors that took part in the WorldSkills South Africa National Competition!
Will it be 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 on the bids to host the global skills showcase in four years time.

The race to host WorldSkills 2021 is currently a two-way contest, with China and Switzerland having both expressed their interest. Both countries are active...
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WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 or WorldSkills Basel 2021?
Have you started exploring what it means to be a social entrepreneur by signing up for BeChangeMaker (BCM)?

Do you need a bit of inspiration and a better understanding of how to shape the world with the power of skills? We are proud to have speakers from Stanford University, Kiva, and Founderscope leading the BeChangeMaker webinars you can take part in.

Apply for BeChangeMaker now at and...
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Plans for an exciting 44th WorldSkills Competition, 14-19 October 2017 are well underway!

Competitors, volunteers, conference participants, Members, partners, and the youth of the UAE will experience tremendous hospitality at the world's biggest vocational skills event.

Thank you to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 for a terrific week of meetings with WorldSkills International following...
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Bano Fatima is a young social entrepreneur who is passionate about driving social change.

She’s developed her career by supporting weavers in her own community in India. Having funded the “Weavers’ Hut”, the business has enabled the weavers, who are often exploited and subject to caste prejudice, to access a bigger market while being upskilled.

Bano won the HP LIFE Entrepreneurship Award...
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HP LIFE- Bano Fatima, entrepreneurship in India

Bano Fatima, an entrepreneur in India shares her experience with the HP LIFE program and how it enabled her to become an entrepreneur. For more information a...

Over the last week, almost 300 volunteers gathered in Abu Dhabi to prepare for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Jane Stokie, Director of Skills Competitions, shares some of the hard work that goes into running the world's largest vocational skills event.

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Behind the Competition
Competition Preparation Week wrapped up in Abu Dhabi!

Thank you to our hosts, His Excellency Mubarak Al Shamsi (the Director General of ACTVET, and Official Delegate to WorldSkills), Ali Al Marzouqi (the President of EmiratesSkills and Technical Delegate to WorldSkills), and the entire WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 team. The hospitality has been outstanding – worthy of the great reputation that...
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Competition Preparation Week 2017

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Competition Preparation Week, a series of meetings preparing for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, has concluded. It was a highly successful event and included the launch of One School One Country - an exchange programme between national teams and schools in the host city Abu Dhabi. Read more:

Competition Preparation Week concludes
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 on Monday afternoon.

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A colourful and vibrant ceremony to kick off One School One Country takes place in Abu Dhabi. Stand by for the world championships of skills, which will be held in the capital of the UAE in October.

One School One Country Launches in Abu Dhabi
Today's One School One Country launch for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017!
Competition Preparation Week (CPW), is underway in Abu Dhabi and it has drawn more than 400 participants from over 50 WorldSkills Member countries and regions.

Through meetings, seminars, and venue tours, they are getting a glimpse of what WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will bring to the region, and what it will mean for a new generation of achievers and thought-leaders.

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One School One Country launch at Competition Preparation Week in Abu Dhabi
Competition Preparation Week launched this morning as delegates and partners gathered from around the world in Abu Dhabi!

With only 259 days until WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 begins, our Skills Management Teams, Technical Delegates, partners, and delegates are hard at work organizing the details for what promises to be a magnificent event.