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4 April 2014

WorldSkills Foundation joins the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility

news2_pi035_20140312_lkdf_group.jpgOne of the major goals within the WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) – in leveraging the global WorldSkills movement – is to reach out to developing countries, facilitating sustainable workplace skills development and raising levels of skill competencies to international standards.

“We are excited to be part of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF). We all have a common goal of industrial skills development especially for the young people in the developing world. We can’t do it on our own; we need to help each other to meet this goal” says Tjerk Dusseldorp, Chairman of WSF.

WSF will contribute to LKDF by sharing expertise on training and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors, as well as supporting gender balance requirements in new Facility projects, by promoting female role models drawn from WorldSkills’ Expert networks.

LKDF is run by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to attend to the urgent needs of promoting green industrial skills among young people in developing countries and countries in transition. It brings together companies, vocational training centres, development agencies and donors to facilitate knowledge sharing on innovative public-private development partnership approaches in industrial skills development. Members of the Facility include Volvo, Festo, Scania, Sida, the Swedish Academy of Training (Kurdistan), Selam Vocational Training Centre (Ethiopia), WorldSkills Foundation, and UNIDO.

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