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14 July 2023

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition Impact Report published

This Impact Report is a celebration of our wonderful community, a reflection on what we can do when we work together, and an indication of how we must innovate going forward.

When the WorldSkills community rallied to ensure the 46th WorldSkills Competition could take place, they showed remarkable commitment and determination.

The Impact Report captures the perspectives of each of the 15 Host Members and Partners of WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, outlining why they stepped up to host the unforgettable 12-week-long event across 26 cities around the world.

“This Impact Report is important because it captures the tremendous effort and courage of the WorldSkills movement, and because it allows us to celebrate the impact that WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition has had, and will continue to have, on the lives of our young people,” said Chris Humphries, President of WorldSkills.

From the first event in Bern, Switzerland on 7–9 September to the Closing Ceremonies in Salzburg, Austria on 27 November, the focus was always on ensuring the Competitors whose education and training were disrupted by the pandemic had their chance to shine on the world’s stage.

“As you look through it, we hope you will have a chance to relive the unforgettable memories,“ said David Hoey, CEO of WorldSkills International. “We encourage you to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our Host Members and Partners, and our Presenting Partner, Samsung. We invite you to take a glimpse behind-the-scenes into this one-of-a-kind experience.”

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition welcomed more than 400,000 visitors, over 84 days at 29 separate events. Almost 1,000 Competitors from 56 Member countries and regions competed in 62 skill competitions.

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition was the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May 2022 due to the pandemic.