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3 July 2024

WorldSkills Ethiopia joins WorldSkills

The growth of WorldSkills continues with the announcement that WorldSkills Ethiopia has become the 88th WorldSkills Member.

WorldSkills is happy to share that WorldSkills Ethiopia is the latest Member to join our strong community. After completing the application process, the WorldSkills Board approved WorldSkills Ethiopia’s submission, and granted the country full Membership. The Member organization for WorldSkills Ethiopia will be the State Ministry for Technical and Vocational Affairs and is supported by the Ministry of Labour and Skill (MoLS).

Ethiopia’s Membership underlines the country’s commitment to improving its TVET system as outlined in its national skills strategy (PDF, 720KB). The strategy included five goals that would support and strengthen its TVET system. They are:

  • Expanding access and equity to ensure all regions, and disadvantaged groups have equal access to skills
  • Quality and relevance to ensure TVET curricula and training meet labour market needs
  • Institutional capacity building to strengthen the governance, infrastructure and skills within TVET institutions
  • Stakeholder engagement to promote the value of TVET and mobilize the right industries, communities and partners
  • Legal and regulatory framework to govern and coordinate its TVET system effectively

With 70% of its 120 million residents currently under the age of 30, WorldSkills Ethiopia will be committed to ensuring its young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive professionally and personally. By investing in the workforce of tomorrow, it hopes this home-grown talent can unlock the two million high-quality job opportunities that the country aims to create each year.

Following its membership of WorldSkills, WorldSkills Ethiopia is also committed to joining and supporting the newly formed WorldSkills Africa, the regional skills platform that was launched in February 2024. The goals of WorldSkills Africa align with the continent’s overarching framework, Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, a programme aimed at empowering all Africans with the most relevant skills to help each country thrive.

WorldSkills Ethiopia will be officially ratified at WorldSkills General Assembly 2024 in Lyon this September. WorldSkills Lyon 2024 will also provide a chance for WorldSkills Ethiopia to exchange experiences and aspirations with the other 87 Members in person.

Learn more about WorldSkills and its 88 Members.