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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.

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 - - China

China tops gold medal tally at WorldSkills Competition

19 October 2017 - - 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 - - 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: If you use BelTA’s materials, you must credit us with a hyperlink to

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:

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

The organisation that oversees the selection process for the British WorldSkills team is dropping its old name. It is currently called Find a Future, but will be known as WorldSkills UK from Tuesday (March 1).

As attention focuses on the apprenticeship levy, it is important we don’t forget the other major elements of reform that are just as important – not least the programme to develop new apprenticeship standards. Clear, simple and relevant standards will underpin the quality of the apprenticeship system, so we need to ensure that they encourage world-class delivery and performance.

Meeting with WorldSkills Russian national team

31 August 2015 - Kremlin - Russia

Vladimir Putin met with the WorldSkills professional skills competition's Russian national team, which won six medals at the 2015 WorldSkills Competition world championship in Brazil, in mechatronics, electrical installations, hairdressing, cooking, restaurant service, and IT network systems administration.

Kazakh Student Takes Part in WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo

24 August 2015 - The Astana Times - Kazakhstan

Kazakh student Adlet Takezhanov knows his way around a lathe, demonstrating his excellence in turnery at the WorldSkills Competition, an international tournament held Aug. 12-15 in São Paulo, Brazil.

How do you inspire the next generation of skilled workers?

19 August 2015 - BBC Breakfast - United Kingdom

Steph has been to a global event in Brazil where 1200 young people have been competing to be crowned the best in the world for their trade from bricklayers to beauty therapists.

The 43rd edition of WorldSkills Competition took place at Anhembi Parque, São Paulo, Brazil from August 11 to August 15, 2015

Does Britain value skills enough?

18 August 2015 - BBC News - United Kingdom

Business groups say that a shortage of trained and qualified new starters in fields like engineering, construction and IT is so chronic it could threaten to derail our economic recovery.

Irish win two gold medals at WorldSkills competition

17 August 2015 - The Irish Times - Ireland

A group of Ireland's top young apprentices gave up their summers to train for the WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last week, and it paid off.

On-site Chinese competitors. Competitors from Chinese delegation won four gold medals in manufacturing, welding, hairdressing and car painting in the 43rd World Skills Completion closed on Sunday in Brazil's largest city São Paulo on Aug 16, 2015.

Brookfield aircraft tech is among world's best

17 August 2015 - The Chronicle Herald - Canada

A young Nova Scotia man's love of planes helped him earn a spot among the best in the world in aircraft maintenance.

Three golds were crowned with an illustrious first for TeamUK as beauty therapist Rianne Chester was handed the award for best overall WorldSkills competitor in a glorious night in Brazil.

Team Singapore raked in a silver and two bronze medals at this year's WorldSkills competition in Brazil. And while the country did not attain a gold medal, it won more medallions of excellence compared to 2013, according to results revealed during the closing ceremony on Sunday (Aug 16).

Jovens de mais de 60 países vão disputar medalhas em São Paulo. Competidores são alunos ou formados no ensino técnico.

UNESCO and UNESCO-UNEVOC are pleased to contribute to WorldSkills São Paulo on 11-16 August 2015 and to facilitate the involvement of several UNEVOC Centres in the programme.

Members of the Chinese team attend the opening ceremony of the 43rd Worldskills in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 11, 2015. The 43rd Worldskills, the world's largest international skill competition, kicked off in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. More than 1,000 competitors would compete in 50 skill competitions. The Chinese team had 32 competitors to compete in 29 skills.

Russia's Kazan to Host WorldSkills 2019 Professional Skills Tournament

10 August 2015 - Sputnik International - Russia

According to the press service of the president of the Tatarstan, WorldSkills, a world championship competition of professional skills, will be held in Russia's Kazan in 2019.