WorldSkills Occupational Standards
The WorldSkills Occupational Standards reflect the global occupations or work roles that are represented by the WorldSkills Competition.
Within a framework to ensure their validity, clarity and consistency, the Standards:
- cover the specialist, technical and generic skills that comprise intermediate work roles across the world
- set out what a capable practitioner must know, understand, and do
- are prepared, with guidance, by technical and vocational WorldSkills Experts
- are consulted upon and updated biennially with industry and business worldwide
- indicate the relative importance of each section of the standards, as advised by industry and business.
The prime value of the Standards is threefold:
- as the reference points for the WorldSkills Competition they establish the baseline from which to grow and reward authentic vocational performance
- for WorldSkills Members and more widely they provide a benchmark for national and regional standards
- as economies and markets become increasingly international, the Standards support young people and adults to survive and thrive in the modern world.