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24 May 2022

Skills Change Worlds

We’ve taken everything our Members shared with us in our first ever global Impact Survey and gathered impact stories that demonstrate how skills change worlds.

Confident learners. Ambitious individuals. Inclusive workplaces. Productive businesses. Sustainable industries. Economic growth.

Skills help all these things thrive, which is why we need more skilled young people.

Today WorldSkills is celebrating the positive impact that the young people, educators, governments, and partners in the WorldSkills community are all having because of skills.

In 2021, we ran our first ever global Impact Survey. It was the biggest research programme we’ve ever undertaken, designed to improve the way we measure and share impact. Our Members responded in earnest.

They shared data and stories about the impact they are having as they drive skills excellence in their countries and regions.

We learned how WorldSkills Members are helping young people reach further by unlocking the potential of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Our Members are helping educators and governments raise the bar higher and set global standards that inspire everyone to excel at skills and be the best they can be. And they are helping governments and industries return more on their investment in skills so that our economies and societies can prosper.

We’ve taken everything our Members shared with us and gathered impact stories that demonstrate how skills change worlds. Our impact can be summed up in these five Impact Statements:

  1. WorldSkills increase the number of skilled young people
  2. WorldSkills improves standards of vocational training for all
  3. WorldSkills prepares young people for their future careers
  4. WorldSkills contributes to the success of industries
  5. WorldSkills improves economic growth and human development

Over the coming months, we will share more of our impact with you. For now, you can watch our Impact film, read our Impact Stories, and download our Impact Report (PDF, 17MB).

Help us spread the word about the impact we are having by following #skillschangeworlds, and share your own stories of impact telling us how skills have helped change your world.