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Apply for the WorldSkills Champions Trust!!

Applications are now open for the next generation of WorldSkills Champions Trust representatives. Seven representatives will be selected to join the Champions Trust for the 2019-2021 term. See below for full eligibility requirements, or contact for more information.

Applications will close 20 September 2019.


Team Leader Recommendation form (PDF)
Member Recommendation form (PDF)


Why join the Champions Trust?

You will become part of a group of ten Champions passionate about sharing their skills story and connecting with Champions around the globe. When attending local and international events you will become a representative of the WorldSkills movement. You will share your story as a representation of how learning a skill and testing yourself at a WorldSkills Competition has transformed your life and has the power to transform other people.

During your two-year term on the Champions Trust, you will become further connected to a community that believes passionately in inspiring and supporting young people to pursue a skill. It will broaden your network, deepen your communications skills, and provide insight into how WorldSkills works outside of your experience as a Competitor.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Written support from Member country or region (Official Delegate or appointed representative).
  • Written support from Team Leader. 
  • Ability to commit to at least a two-year term which includes:
    • attending four mandatory meetings out of country: Training Camp (16 to 23 November 2019, TBC), WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 (Dublin, Ireland, 2 to 9 October 2020), one meeting between the General Assembly and Competition, as well as WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 (16 to 29 September 2021),
    • regular communication with Champions Trust Members and WSCT Coordinator via email and WhatsApp,
    • regular communication with group of assigned Member countries and regions, and
    • regular communication with WorldSkills communications department to share stories and ideas for getting more awareness around Champions to the global audience.
  • Must have competed at one of the last three WorldSkills Competitions (WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, or WorldSkills Kazan 2019).
  • Must be fully available during the WorldSkills Official events and cannot accept another WorldSkills role (i.e. Expert, Team Leader, Translator, Delegate, etc.).
  • There should never be more than one Trust representative per country or region (i.e. cannot have two representatives from France) or skill (i.e. cannot have two from Hairdressing).
  • No less than four representatives will be male and no less than four will be female.

Please note that these positions are voluntary - WSCT representatives will not be paid for their participation. However, all approved expenses related to travel will be covered by WorldSkills.