WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 presents Mohammad Al-Shamsi, a WorldSkills competitor in mobile robotics for the UAE, as part of a series which celebrates young m...

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WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 presents Mohammad Al-Shamsi, a WorldSkills competitor in mobile robotics for the UAE, as part of a series which celebrates young m...

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"Women have a raw deal when it comes to apprenticeships, but here are some steps we can all take to improve the situation," Neil Bentley of WorldSkills UK

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We need more women competing for skills

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Competitors from six countries are about to prove that disabilities are not a barrier to professional success, as they take part in a European skills showcase with the emphasis on inclusivity.

The first European Skills Plus competition for young people with labour disabilities will get under way in the Netherlands on 16 March, with 13 teams competing in a series of activities to decide the...
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European Skills Plus competition

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WorldSkills and all the work it produces would not be possible without the support of our Global Partners. Their considerable assistance to the work of WorldSkills comes in many forms including financial, value in kind, and in the publicity of events.

At the end of last year, as young people from 34 countries put their talents on show at Europe’s largest biennial skills event, their stories,...
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Innovative social media campaign by 3M™, WorldSkills Global Industry Partner

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After an incredible week, the Skills on the Move team have all returned home to start outlining the next steps of the project. Over the week they met with UNHCR, the Minister of State for TVET, Water for People - Rwanda, Concern Worldwide, Workforce Development Authority of Rwanda, MASS Design - Rwanda, Skills for Rwanda, and visited the Gihembe and Mahama refugee camps. Here are some...
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Today we celebrate World Plumbing Day to recognize the plumbing industry’s contribution to a healthy society
Access to clean water is a fundamental human need that is all to often taken for granted. This Saturday, March 11 is #WorldPlumbingDay and we are recognizing the skilled talent that brings safe water to each of us!
Join Jos de Goey, WorldSkills Vice President for Strategic Affairs and billions of others who support the HeForShe Campaign.

Take the HeForShe pledge, by signing at [ Heforshe.org Link ] and acknowledge that you are “one of billions… who believe that everyone is born free and equal”, and that you “will take action against gender bias, discrimination and violence to bring the benefits of...
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“Skills have no gender.” Laurence Gates, WorldSkills Vice Chair of the Strategy Committee.

Take the HeForShe pledge, by signing at [ Heforshe.org Link ] and acknowledge that you are “one of billions… who believe that everyone is born free and equal”, and that you “will take action against gender bias, discrimination and violence to bring the benefits of equality to us all.”
“I chose the cabinetmaking skill because I like woodwork and have never been the sort of person who decides not to do something just because it isn’t considered the norm,” she explained. “It really didn’t cross my mind that I shouldn’t try it just because I’m a girl. And it was like nothing I’d ever done before. It gave me a sense of where I would like to see myself, and has made me push...
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Skills For All: Cabinetmaker Dara Howlett, Ireland

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The Skills on the Move team visited a Vocational Training Centre yesterday with a special message for young women. Happy International Women's Day from Rwanda! #SkillsForAll #HeForShe #iwd2017
A love of cars outstripped life in the classroom for Rebecca Wilson, who pursued one of the most stereo typically male-dominated jobs imaginable – and found that gender is irrelevant.

Rebecca, from Northern Ireland, helped her father fix cars from a young age, and as she says, “We had race-cars at home, so it was only natural I went into the motor trade – when I left school at 16, I began an...
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Skills For All: Car Painter Rebecca Wilson, UK

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SkillsUSA makes the HeForShe pledge to support gender equality.

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Canada shares its support for #HeForShe on International Women's Day!
In recognition of International Women’s Day and our support for UN Women's Campaign HeForShe, we caught up with Mastercam’s President of CNC software, Meghan West to talk about the opportunities in the manufacturing industry for women and youth. Hear how the evolution of the industry is transforming careers into the dream jobs of the future.

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Skills For All: International Women’s Day

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The can-do mindset of National Skills champion Shan-Shin is an example to others – as she teaches them how positivity leads to potential being realized.

Shan-Shin participated in Chinese Taipei’s National Skills Competition in 1997 and emerged with a Medallion for Excellence in Painting. Now she works as the Director of Student Affairs at an industrial high school in her home country, where...
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Skills For All: Painter Shan-Shin, Chinese Taipei

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WorldSkills UK voice their strong support for the equality agenda and the #HeForShe campaign. #SkillsForAll
The Vice-President of the Norweigan Confederation of Trades Unions and of WorldSkills Norway, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen on his support for #HeForShe #SkillsForAll

"Men must back the struggle for better gender equality in general, and in vocational education and skilled professions. Norway has a very segregated labour market, and young people make very traditional choices when it comes to...
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Støtter #HeForShe

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Many people’s jobs revolve around rotas – for Caroline Söderqvist, it’s more about rotors.

The 23-year-old helicopter technician from Mjölby, Sweden, will compete in Aircraft Maintenance at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, having entered the same category in her home nation’s 2016 competition. She hopes her career choice can help to address the under-representation of women in aviation.

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Skills for All: Aircraft Maintenance Technician Caroline Söderqvist, Sweden

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