WorldSkills International was founded in the 1940s and emerged from a desire to create new employment opportunities for young people in some of the economies that were devastated by the Second World War.
WorldSkills organizes the world championships of vocational skills, and is held every two years in different parts of the world. WorldSkills brings together young people, industry, government, education, and institutions, to promote the benefits of and need for skilled trade professionals. The aims of the competition include demonstrating the advantages of learning a vocational skill and encouraging ‘parity of esteem’ between vocational and academic qualifications.
WorldSkills currently has 85 Member countries and regions, most of which organize national skills competitions that help to prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.
For more information, please visit https://worldskills.org/