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From the Wall Street Journal to the Outlook India, here's a selection of what news organisations around the world have published about WorldSkills.

Pavel Luksha on the Future of Skills

31 March 2021 - Getting Smart - United States of America


HEART/NSTA Trust Looking To Introduce Civics In May

25 March 2021 - Jamaica Information Service - Jamaica



Dates for WorldSkills Lyon 2024 announced

19 March 2021 - FE News - United Kingom


Seán Kearney: “You make your own luck by doing your best and working hard”

12 March 2021 - Thrive Global - United States of America


Jessica Cummins making her mark in culinary arts

8 March 2021 - Nation News - Barbados


Young actress to promote WorldSkills event

8 March 2021 - Shine - China


Meet Joan Scott: WorldSkills' award-winning hero

12 February 2021 - TES - United Kingdom



Livestreamer to be WorldSkills ambassador

8 February 2021 - Eastday - China




Tonquanja gets highest score in WorldSkills

13 January 2021 - Barbados Today - Barbados


First nationwide skills competition nurtures talent

12 December 2020 - China Daily - China


Festo helps young South Africans realise their dreams

13 November 2020 - Engineering News - South Africa



WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 postponed by one year

4 November 2020 - Eastday - China


Covid-19: WorldSkills Shanghai postponed until 2022

3 November 2020 - TES - United Kingdom


WorldSkills – La finale mondiale reportée à 2022

3 November 2020 - Chantiers de France - France



Why the world should take note of the Swiss apprenticeship model

16 October 2020 - The Muslim Times - United States



Profile - JL Dutaut

6 October 2020 - FE Week - United Kingdom



WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 expected to be largest ever

23 September 2020 - Big News Network.com - UAE


WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 expected to be largest ever

23 September 2020 - The Star - Malaysia




City gears up for WorldSkills competition

29 July 2020 - Shine - China




'Even after WorldSkills, you never stop learning'

27 April 2020 - Tes - United Kingdom


Meet the world-class jeweller who just wanted to fly

27 February 2020 - Tes - United Kingdom


Shaping the Future, Skills and Competencies for Palestinian Youth

1 September 2019 - This Week in Palestine - Palestine



Hairdresser takes bronze in Russian WorldSkills contest

30 August 2019 - BBC - United Kingdom



WorldSkills: Vladimir Putin backs lifelong learning

27 August 2019 - Tes - United Kingdom


Why more diversity would make WorldSkills even better

27 August 2019 - Tes - United Kingdom


Young Swiss professionals shine at WorldSkills

27 August 2019 - SWI swissinfo.ch - Switzerland


WorldSkills Malaysia Sarawak Competition offers 15 categories

17 April 2019 - The Borneo Post - Malaysia


Young Skilled Welding Technician to Compete at WorldSkills Competition

14 April 2019 - Marietta Daily Journal - United States of America



Campbelltown girl named as one of Australia’s top tradies

11 April 2019 - Wollondilly Advertiser - Australia


WorldSkills USA Team Trains at 3M

25 March 2019 - Collision Week - United States of America


Wimbotsham carpenter to represent UK in WorldSkills finals

22 March 2019 - Lynn News - United Kingdom


WEC Group Apprentice to represent the UK at WorldSkills Kazan 2019

21 March 2019 - Business Lancashire - United Kingdom


Canadian team hosts WorldSkills challenge

19 March 2019 - Collision Repair - Canada



Orlando Rawlings selected for UK WorldSkills team

11 March 2019 - Cooling Post - United Kingdom


Team UK selected for WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan

11 March 2019 - FE Week - United Kingdom


York College duo in running to represent team UK at WorldSkills

8 March 2019 - York Press - United Kingdom



South Africa scoops medals at World Skills SA

28 February 2019 - African Daily Voice - South Africa






East Kazakhstan region students win WorldSkills Kazakhstan Championship

11 December 2018 - The Astana Times - Kazakhstan


SMK graduates named grand champions at WorldSkills Asia 2018

8 December 2018 - The Jakarta Post - Indonesia


RI delegates win most medals at 2018 World Skills Asia contest

6 December 2018 - The Jakarta Post - Indonesia


Abu Dhabi to host WorldSkills Asia 2020

30 November 2018 - Emirates News Agency - UAE


Revealed: WorldSkills UK LIVE 2018 competition results

17 November 2018 - FE Week - United Kingdom


How WorldSkills transformed education in Russia

16 November 2018 - TES - United Kingdom


Matt Nielson, welding his way around the world

15 November 2018 - NZ Herald - New Zealand



Star Refrigeration Apprentice Reaches WorldSkills UK National

12 November 2018 - Global Cold Chain News - United Kingdom


Auto apprentice named Team Canada top prospect for WorldSkills

12 November 2018 - Tech Life Today - Canada


WorldSkills UK LIVE 2018: What you need to know

12 November 2018 - TES - United Kingdom



Local Students Bound for WorldSkills UK Final

5 October 2018 - Newry - United Kingdom





WorldSkills Hong Kong 2018: Inspiring Skills Excellence

1 August 2018 - South China Morning Post - China


First female winner in engineering category at skills contest

11 July 2018 - The Straits Times - Singapore



China brings competence, enthusiasm to WorldSkills

14 June 2018 - China Daily - China


Shanghai to host WorldSkills in 2021

13 June 2018 - China Daily - China





Judges to assess WorldSkills Talent

27 May 2018 - NewsMail - Australia


Vocational education can be mainstream career

25 May 2018 - The Times of India - India


Prime minister visits WorldSkills Belarus 2018

23 May 2018 - Belarus News - Belarus


WorldSkills Belarus 2018 in progress in Minsk

22 May 2018 - Belarus News - Belarus


WorldSkills UK Live takes up baton of The Skills Show

18 April 2018 - The Engineer - United Kingdom





A role model for budding female engineers

8 December 2017 - The Telegraph - United Kingdom


Beyond education, skills will shape the future economy

18 November 2017 - The National - United Arab Emirates


College Students represent Canada at WorldSkills Competition

5 November 2017 - CHAT News Daily - China


The Thrill of Victory in Welding, Baking and Bricklaying

29 October 2017 - The Wall Street Journal - United States


President Putin Meets WorldSkills Russia national team

23 October 2017 - The Kremlin - Russia


CNN Marketplace ME

21 October 2017 - CNN - United States of America


BBC Breakfast at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

19 October 2017 - BBC - United Kingdom


China bags 15 golds at WorldSkills contest

19 October 2017 - chinadaily.com.cn - China


China tops gold medal tally at WorldSkills Competition

19 October 2017 - chinadaily.com.cn - China


South Korea emerges second at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

19 October 2017 - Yonhap New Agency - South Korea


Record gold medal haul for Swiss professionals

19 October 2017 - SWI - Switzerland


FE Week on Location

19 October 2017 - FE week - United Kingdom


UAE boosts prestige of trades with world competition

18 October 2017 - Daily Mail Online - United Kingdom



Channel 1 - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 general report

17 October 2017 - Channel 1 - Russia


UAE boosts prestige of trades with world competition

17 October 2017 - AFP - United States


The one-man Mexico team wowing WorldSkills

16 October 2017 - TES - United Kingdom


WorldSkills CEO calls India to hold skill competitions

16 October 2017 - Outlook India - India



WorldSkills Abu Dhabi skills minister Anne Milton visit

15 October 2017 - FE Week - United Kingdom


WorldSkills Abu Dhabi skills minister Anne Milton visit

15 October 2017 - FE Week - United Kingdom




WorldSkills stars shine a light on the sector

12 October 2017 - TES - United Kingdom



Young chef puts skills to the test on world stage

11 October 2017 - The Times - United Kingdom



Irish trainees go for gold at ‘Olympics for apprentices’

10 October 2017 - The Irish Times - Ireland





Aussie apprentices set for glory

6 October 2017 - News.com.au - Australia



Abu Dhabi prepares for tens of thousands of participants and spectators

30 September 2017 - The National - United Arab Emirates


On Top Of His Game

16 September 2017 - Daily Mirror - United Kingdom


Olympics of Skills helping Britain's apprentices to escape their shadows

16 August 2017 - The Sunday Telegraph - United Kingdom


There are no barriers to lifelong learning today, Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills International (WSI), said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/society/view/wsi-president-there-are-no-barriers-to-lifelong-learning-today-91505-2016/ If you use BelTA’s materials, you must credit us with a hyperlink to eng.belta.by.


The second national competition WorldSkills Belarus, which has taken place in Minsk this week, featured over 250 participants competing in 35 categories, such as graphic design, confectionary art, automotive technologies and more. The winners became a part of the team that will represent Belarus at the international championship in Abu Dhabi next year.


The second national competition WorldSkills Belarus, which has taken place in Minsk this week, featured over 250 participants competing in 35 categories, such as graphic design, confectionary art, automotive technologies and more. The winners became a part of the team that will represent Belarus at the international championship in Abu Dhabi next year. On Tuesday, Alexander Lukashenko met with President of WorldSkills International Simon Bartley. The mission of WSI is raising the status of blue-collar jobs and vocational training standards worldwide. Belarus joined WorldSkills International in 2014 and last year for the first time took part in the international competition of professional skills in Brazil. According to organisers, the Belarusians are the best debutants in the history of WorldSkills.


Saudi Arabia Hosts 4th GCC Skills Competition

26 April 2016 - SABQ - Saudi Arabia

Council (GCC), and organized by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, represented by the General Secretariat of the National Competition of skills, in cooperation with Dammam College of Technology during the period from 19-21 Rajab 1437 AH corresponding to 26-28 April 2016 Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and technology news "Scitech", under the patronage of His Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province.


Skills Canada National Competition

13 April 2016 - CBC Radio - Country

Highlights of the upcoming selection of Team Canada at the Skills Canada National Competition


Finalists told to aim for gold

24 March 2016 - Barbados Advocate - Barbados

Senator Dr. the Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo has thrown her full support behind the TVET Council’s partnership with the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association (BMA) to host WorldSkills Barbados as a joint initiative with BMEX 2016.


Barbados reaches fork in the road

23 March 2016 - Barbados Today - Barbados

Barbados has reached a deciding moment of its history and major decisions must be taken as to which road it travels from here, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo today suggested.


13 reasons to enter WorldSkills UK

22 March 2016 - Wales Online - Wales

Supported by the Welsh Government, the national WorldSkills competition is held every November and sees around 1000 learners, employees and apprentices come together from all over the UK to compete for medals in up to 60 different skills. If you’re confident in your skills and think you could be in with a chance of bringing home a medal, here are some reasons why you should enter.


Skills Canada: The Olympics for trades students

14 March 2016 - Macleans - Canada

If you don’t associate skilled trades with intense competition, you have probably never heard of Skills Canada.


Battle world champion’s cabinet displayed at Downing Street

4 March 2016 - Rye and Battle Observer - UK

The ‘best young cabinet maker in the world’ from Battle will have his gold medal-winning creation on display at 10 Downing Street. Read more: http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/local/battle-world-champion-s-cabinet-displayed-at-downing-street-1-7253232#ixzz43pbVzTDD


The emirate will soon be the first city in the Middle East to host the world’s largest vocational skills competition, WorldSkills. The competition is expected to attract about 100,000 visitors to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre over four days in October next year. It will showcase the skills of 1,200 entrants under the age 24 from about 60 countries, who will compete in areas such as landscaping and cooking.


Rebrand for British WorldSkills organizers

26 February 2016 - FE Week - UK



Meeting with WorldSkills Russian national team

31 August 2015 - Kremlin - Russia


Kazakh Student Takes Part in WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo

24 August 2015 - The Astana Times - Kazakhstan


How do you inspire the next generation of skilled workers?

19 August 2015 - BBC Breakfast - United Kingdom



Does Britain value skills enough?

18 August 2015 - BBC News - United Kingdom


Irish win two gold medals at WorldSkills competition

17 August 2015 - The Irish Times - Ireland









Russia's Kazan to Host WorldSkills 2019 Professional Skills Tournament

10 August 2015 - Sputnik International - Russia