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WorldSkills is proud to recognize World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2017! Use #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to join WorldSkills, and the United Nations, to raise awareness about the importance of youth developing skills.

#SkillsForAll supports our view that everyone should have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents. Through skills individuals, communities, and countries can create a more prosperous future.

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Support #SkillsForAll to win a trip to Abu Dhabi!

We believe that skills should be available to everyone.

Share with us a skills story that demonstrates how skills have launched careers, and how they build character, confidence, and success.

Submit a 2-minute video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube promoting #SkillsForAll.

Whether it’s your story or the story of someone who inspires you, we want to hear how skills create more positive futures. The deadline for submissions is 9 July 2017.

Commonly asked questions:

How do I enter?

To submit your video use #SkillsForAll on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or use the submission form.

Once reviewed and approved you will be automatically entered into the contest. The videos will be shared on our Facebook page. 

You can enter in as many videos as you like before 9 July 2017.

What happens when I win?

As the official vlogger for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, you will travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE to capture the WorldSkills Competition from your unique perspective. 

WorldSkills will cover your flight, hotel accommodation, ground transportation, media accreditation, and meals.

What will I do at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017?

You’ll be part of the team!

With exclusive access to the event you will go behind the scenes to capture what it takes to put on the world’s largest skills competition. Each day you’ll produce videos on what you’ve seen, interview the people who make it happen, and be featured on all WorldSkills social media platforms.

What makes a great video?

This competition is open to anyone with an interesting perspective on #SkillsForAll. You don’t have to be a master videographer or have fancy equipment. Just a phone or camera and an interesting idea could earn you a trip to the Middle East.

A few tips:

  • Show us your outgoing, on camera skills. We are looking for personality and comfort in front of the camera.
  • Check your audio and lighting to ensure we can hear and see you and any on-camera guests.
  • Go on location. Find cool spots to capture your story.
  • Be bold and creative.
  • Have fun! Lots of it! This could be your ticket to Abu Dhabi!



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Cedefop Photo Contest

Are you an amateur or professional photographer? Use your skills to capture pictures that not only show but tell amazing stories and submit your photos to the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition! This competition is organized as part of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities in celebrating World Youth Skills Day this July 2017.

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Email to have your event added to the 2017 World Youth Skills Day calendar.