WorldSkills

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Founded in 1950, "WorldSkills" is the global hub for skills excellence and development. WorldSkills brings youth, industries, and educators together to give youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills vision is to improve the world through the power of skills. As of March 2016 WorldSkills has 75 Member countries and regions,[1] all working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

Every two years the WorldSkills Competition is hosted for Competitors from around the world to demonstrate their excellence in a number of different skilled trades and technology contest areas. The competition is promoted and managed by WorldSkills International, formerly known as the International Vocation Training Organisation (IVTO). The most recent competition, WorldSkills São Paulo, Brazil 2015, took place between 11–16 August 2015 at São Paulo, Brazil.

Overview[edit]

Governed by an international Board of Directors and administered by the WorldSkills Secretariat, WSI's mission is "To raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, and show how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success.”.[2]

Among its main objectives are:

  • Promote the exchange between young professionals from various regions of the world;
  • Exchange of skills, experience and technological innovations;
  • Raise the understanding in governments, education and industry to the importance of skills training.
  • Raise the awareness of youth and those who influence youth to the opportunities available in skilled professions.

Medals are awarded during the competition: gold, silver and bronze. Medallions of Excellence are also awarded to those Competitors who achieve above-average scores in their contest areas.

History[edit]

In 1950, with twelve young skilled competitors from Portugal and Spain, the first WorldSkills Competition was held.

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia also participated in the World Skills 2015 at São Paulo, Brazil, and the key focus of the dialogue is skills and technical education.[3] Manish Sisodia has also initiated discussions to host World Skills Competition 2021 in Delhi.[4]

Competitions[edit]

The WorldSkills Competition is currently held every two years. The most recent competition, its 43nd edition, took place in 2015, in São Paulo, Brazil.

All editions
Year Locale Year Locale
2019 Kazan, Russia
2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2015 São Paulo, Brazil
2013 Leipzig, Germany
2011 London, United Kingdom 1971 Gijón, Spain
2009 Calgary, Canada 1970 Tokyo, Japan
2007 Numazu, Japan 1969 Brussels, Belgium
2005 Helsinki, Finland 1968 Bern, Switzerland
2003 St. Gallen, Switzerland 1967 Madrid, Spain
2001 Seoul, South Korea 1966 Utrecht, Netherlands
1999 Montreal, Canada 1965 Glasgow, United Kingdom
1997 St. Gallen, Switzerland 1964 Lisbon, Portugal
1995 Lyon, France 1963 Dublin, Ireland
1993 Taipei, Taiwan 1962 Gijön, Spain
1991 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1961 Duisburg, Germany
1989 Birmingham, United Kingdom 1960 Barcelona, Spain
1988 Sydney, Australia 1959 Modena, Italy
1985 Osaka, Japan 1958 Brussels, Belgium
1983 Linz, Austria 1957 Madrid, Spain
1981 Cork, Ireland 1956 Madrid, Spain
1979 Busan, South Korea 1955 Madrid, Spain
1977 Utrecht, Netherlands 1953 Madrid, Spain
1975 Madrid, Spain 1951 Madrid, Spain
1973 Munich, Germany 1950 Madrid, Spain

List of skills on the last competition [5][edit]


Construction and Building Technology

  • 08 Architectural Stonemasonry
  • 20 Bricklaying
  • 24 Cabinetmaking
  • 26 Carpentry
  • 18 Electrical Installations
  • 25 Joinery
  • 37 Landscape Gardening
  • 22 Painting and Decorating
  • 21 Plastering and Drywall Systems
  • 15 Plumbing and Heating
  • 38 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • 12 Wall and Floor Tiling


Creative Arts and Fashion

  • 31 Fashion Technology
  • 28 Floristry
  • 40 Graphic Design Technology
  • 27 Jewellery
  • 44 Visual Merchandising/Window Dressing


Information and Communication Technology

  • 02 Information Network Cabling
  • 39 IT Network Systems Administration
  • 09 IT Software Solutions for Business
  • 11 Print Media Technology
  • 17 Web Design


Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

  • 07 CNC Milling
  • 06 CNC Turning
  • 42 Construction Metal Work
  • 16 Electronics
  • 03 Manufacturing Team Challenge
  • 05 Mechanical Engineering Design - CAD
  • 04 Mechatronics
  • 23 Mobile Robotics
  • D1 Plastic Die Engineering
  • 01 Polymechanics/Automation
  • 45 Prototype Modelling
  • 43 Sheet Metal Technology
  • 10 Welding


Social and Personal Services

  • 30 Beauty Therapy
  • 32 Confectioner/Pastry Cook
  • 34 Cooking
  • 29 Hairdressing
  • 41 Health and Social Care
  • 35 Restaurant Service


Transportation and Logistics

  • 14 Aircraft Maintenance
  • 13 Autobody Repair
  • 33 Automobile Technology
  • 36 Car Painting

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.worldskills.org/media/news/welcome-new-members-worldskills-international/
  2. ^ https://www.worldskills.org/about/worldskills/
  3. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-08-14/news/65524983_1_skill-education-manish-sisodia-delhi-government
  4. ^ http://www.asianage.com/delhi/aap-focuses-skill-education-389
  5. ^ [1] Skills for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

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