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WorldSkills Members and Partners are sharing resources — reports, papers, videos, and other useful material — focusing on activities in 2020 and 2021 (during the pandemic).

If you wish to contribute content or have an enquiry, please email oliver.dubellay@worldskills.org.


Emirates Skills

emiratesskills.ae

The main focus of the Remote Assessment Survey was on the effect of the health crisis on the ability of the student to continue being assessed and the ability of the Assessor to assess remotely.

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Emirates Skills
19 March 2021

This report considers the response to COVID 19, over an eight week period, from the regulator, parent, teacher and student points of view. This report arrives at lessons learnt, guidance for parents, standards for teachers and tips for students to cope with virtual learning.

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Emirates Skills
19 March 2021

The purpose of this report is to consider how ACTVET has innovated change to provide an efficient and effective service to meet the government’s aims, whilst meeting customer expectation and improving customer happiness.

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Emirates Skills
19 March 2021

WorldSkills Belgium

worldskills.be

NewsSkills TV c'est une émission hebdomadaire sur les compétences, les filières qualifiantes et les métiers.

WorldSkills Belgium
21 April 2021

This workbook explores the importance of developing your psychological robustness in order to perform to the standard required as a competitor in WorldSkills events. This manual was developed and translated in cooperation with Skills Finland.

WorldSkills Belgium
5 March 2021

SwissSkills

swiss-skills.ch

This chart shows SwissSkills Strategic Activities (core tasks leading to outcomes and effect).

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SwissSkills
22 April 2021

WorldSkills Germany

worldskillsgermany.com

Ghana was welcomed as the 81st member of the WorldSkills International (WSI) family in 2019. As part of the partnership program, a long-standing WorldSkills Member accompanies a new member. In this case is was Germany that took on this role, and helped build the WorldSkills movement in Ghana.

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WorldSkills Germany
19 July 2021

Skills Finland

skillsfinland.fi

Skills Finland's Vision 2030 outlines the benefits of pursuing high-quality vocational education and training.

Skills Finland
10 February 2021

This publication by HAMK presents the wide range of activities carried out in vocational skills competitions and coaching for people with special needs in recent years in Finland.

Skills Finland
2 February 2021

This publication is meant as a tool for all vocational institutions and companies who are interested in training and competition activities and will generate new ideas for international partners.

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Skills Finland
2 February 2021

Skills Finland’s comprehensive report on the WorldSkills Competition that was held in Helsinki in 2005.

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Skills Finland
2 February 2021

This workbook explores the importance of developing your psychological robustness in order to perform to the standard required as a competitor in WorldSkills events.

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Skills Finland
2 February 2021

WorldSkills France

worldskills-france.org

Skills TV c'est LA Chaîne des Métiers, découvrez les émissions iconiques de WorldSkills France.

WorldSkills France
22 April 2021

WorldSkills Hong Kong

worldskillshongkong.org

Comprehensive report on how Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) provides the platform for Hong Kong's economic growth and development. It equips businesses with the skilled workforce that are essential to succeed and prosper. Businesses which form the cornerstone of Hong Kong's economy are dependent on VPET to provide the skills that they require.

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WorldSkills Hong Kong
21 July 2021

WorldSkills Netherlands

worldskillsnetherlands.nl

The paper Igniting Education is about the use of competition-based activities in VET and in secondary education. The paper focuses on what you can do with national and international competitions if you are a teacher, staff member or manager in education. In the X‐factors project, research and good practices were shared and discussed to determine if, and how, Skills Competition instruments, content and methods can be more integrated in VET.

WorldSkills Netherlands
2 March 2021

The Toolkit collates the shared documents, the exchange of resources, research, country audits, discussed topics and presumptions and identified good practices. This toolkit can be used by VET colleges and their stakeholders, to initiate their own ‘igniting education’, applying and optimizing Skills Competition activities in their VET programs on a structural basis.

WorldSkills Netherlands
2 March 2021

WorldSkills Poland

worldskillspoland.org.pl

These concept of the 4th Industrial Revolution, also named Industry 4.0, has been thoroughly and extensively discussed, analysed, and researched by experts within various scientific disciplines such as management, economy, psychology, education, human resources, informatics, and systemics. Due to the relevance of the Industry 4.0 concept in relation to current socioeconomic challenges worldwide, the growing interest on the part of researchers and the proliferation of the terms in the literature, a network of patterns and relations has formed constituting a scientific landscape of the whole phenomenon.

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WorldSkills Poland
12 June 2021

WorldSkills Russia

worldskills.ru

Pavel Luksha (Global Education Futures) presents the results of the international research and discusses it with Ekaterina Loshkareva and invited experts.

WorldSkills Russia
28 July 2021

Research projects initiated by WorldSkills Russia, executed by BCG with a support of Rosatom prior to WorldSkills Kazan 2019. The report addresses the challenge of skills gap and suggests solutions for different types of economies.

WorldSkills Russia
28 July 2021

Website of the WorldSkills Russia International Research and Development Alliance with all recent researches of WSR and partner network.

WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

A reflection of the first experience of having and planning online and hybrid competitions with and all the related activities moved to online environment.

WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

The results of the survey of 600 Russia companies working with WorldSkills on various project - how do they evaluate efficiency of cooperation

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WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

The development of VET systems is one of the central issues on the educational reform agenda in developed and developing countries. However, how to determine the effectiveness of VET within a country and what are its advantages and disadvantages? One of the most effective tools to determine the effectiveness of a system is a benchmark - a tool to compare systems with each other based on objective data. The aim of this project is to analyze how WorldSkills approach can be used for this purpose.

WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

Research project initiated by WorldSkills Russia with a support of WorldSkills International, and executed by partner organisation Global Education Futures, using the Rapid Foresight methodology in order to gather knowledge and expectations of ~800 top level experts from across the world. The purpose of the project : "Future Skills for the 2020s: A New Hope” was to gain insight in the future and reduce uncertainty about this future by creating "maps of the future”, in terms of upcoming technologies and business models, but moreover in terms of the skills that will be required in 10 years from now in 7 economy sectors.

WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

Joint research project of WorldSkills Russia and Global Education Futures. The results of this research provided a basis for a FutureSkills zone at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

WorldSkills Russia
16 July 2021

This project aims to identify the impact of transformation of skills across industry sectors, and explore the implications this has on vocational education and training.

WorldSkills Russia
18 February 2021

WorldSkills UK

worldskillsuk.org

A research paper, by economist Dan Popov, to evaluate the work of WorldSkills UK and how it creates value for the taxpayer and UK plc.

WorldSkills UK
25 June 2021

This digital toolkit is a guide to supporting young people with employability skills and careers information.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

These demos will inspire young people to think about exploring different skills and how that skill and interest can become their career.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

This collection shares international best practice, explores global trends in skills development, and benchmarks the UK’s skills systems with other countries.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

The recently-launched WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence aim to mainstream excellence in skills development across the UK.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

The summit explored how new opportunities in technical education for young men and women from all backgrounds could drive economic recovery across the UK.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

Students at Gower College Swansea demonstrated their world-class electronics skills when they took part in a virtual training event with students from across China and won Gold and Silver awards.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

These talks bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

The Skills Development Hub will use insights from WorldSkills UK’s international work to help mainstream excellence in training across the UK.

WorldSkills UK
2 February 2021

WorldSkills Americas

wsa.al.senai.br

The WorldSkills Americas Vocational Education and Training Committee coordinates contribution of articles on Technical Education and Vocational Training from Member countries.

WorldSkills Americas
8 July 2021

Webinars on a variety of topics covering the Americas.

WorldSkills Americas
8 July 2021

The factory of the future is a network of cyber-physical systems with the aim of achieving a very high degree of resilience to changing market and customer requirements and the resulting turbulence in the production area.

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Festo
18 May 2021

Mechatronics includes mechanics, pneumatics, electronically controlled systems, programming, and robotics and systems development. The task of a mechatronics technician is to combine these areas to design, build, maintain, and repair automated equipment, and to program equipment control systems.

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Festo
18 May 2021

Festo Didactic is a leading provider in technical education, offering educational institutions and industrial companies around the world state-of-the-art training solutions for many areas of technology to train people the right skills for highly dynamic and complex industrial environments.

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Festo
18 May 2021

In this sustainability report, Festo documents their global responsibility using examples from 2017 to 2019 and provides an outlook on the topics covered by their sustainability strategy adopted in 2020.

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Festo
27 April 2021

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

oecd.org

Across the OECD, approximately half of young people follow vocational education and training (VET) programmes, designed to enable easy access to the world of work. Yet enrolment rates and emphasis on work-based learning, vary widely from country to country. This series of country reports examines the development and growth of VET programmes for young people and adults.

OECD
23 April 2021

Studica

studica.com

Every month Studica puts together a schedule of webinars designed for educators. Topics address a variety of solutions for education.

Studica
2 February 2021

This blog publishes articles on new technology, software, robotics, and education solutions.

Studica
2 February 2021

A Support Forum for various topics for the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competitions.

Studica
2 February 2021

This is a vocational training resource sharing and exchange platform. It is open to the global vocational education institutions and all skills practitioners; you can find your interests in the skills of the course, including the World Skills Competition related courses. You can also upload your quality course and let the world see it.

Vcom
1 June 2021

UNESCO

unesco.org

This case study examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET ) was organized during the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland, and it is largely based on the experiences of TVET providers, teachers and students.

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UNESCO
30 March 2021

The annual progress report which showcases the innovative responses that have been achieved through the unique partnership over the past year, through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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UNESCO
30 March 2021

UNESCO have launched a global coalition committed to maintaining educational equity and inclusion as governments seek to provision teaching and learning opportunities to students through alternative means during periods of school closures.

UNESCO
2 February 2021

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

unido.org

In the wake of COVID-19 and the European Union Green Deal, there is a renovated spirit to act greener and act now. The LKDF Forum hosted a series of lively debates and a design thinking workshop where experts gathered to propose solutions.

UNIDO
18 February 2021

WorldSkills

worldskills.org

This is a briefing paper that explores the subject of remote assessment for competitions and for work competence. The purpose of this document is to outline the opportunities and implications for WSI (and its Members and Partners) with online and hybrid competitions and related activities.

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WorldSkills International
22 April 2021