WorldSkills 2017

Worldskills 2017: Watch the closing ceremony live from Abu Dhabi
Today marks the end of the 44th WorldSkills competition – in which representatives from 59 nations have competed in an incredible range of disciplines from hairdressing to stonemasonry...
WorldSkills 2017: Team UK's gold standard show their support before the final hurdle
Anxious, tired and excited – that’s how 34 of the UK’s most talented young people in the skills industry will be feeling tonight after day three of WorldSkills...
WorldSkills 2017: High praise from first skills minister to visit in eight years
The skills and apprenticeships minister has pledged to bottle the “essence” of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi and “sprinkle it around the UK” in her bid to breakdown the “barriers”...
WorldSkills 2017: Josh attempts to repeat European success
A welder from Norwich who has a family history in the trade is aiming to replicate his golden success at EuroSkills in this week’s WorldSkills competition. Josh Peek...
WorldSkills 2017: BAE Systems apprentice aims for gold
Team UK’s Shane Carpenter is hoping the 12 weeks he was allowed off work from Britain’s biggest defence manufacturer to prepare for WorldSkills is enough to bag him...
WorldSkills 2017: Spectacular opening ceremony marks the start of competitions
The best of British took centre stage with the world watching tonight as Abu Dhabi put on a spectacular opening ceremony to officially open the 44th WorldSkills. Around...
WorldSkills Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony | Watch live here
Representatives from 59 nations will this evening attend the opening ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills finals (live stream at the end of article). Around 1,300 competitors and members...
WorldSkills 2017: General Assembly hands 2021 competition to China
The WorldSkills General Assembly has today officially confirmed that Shanghai will host the 2021 competition. China was the only country in the running for the award, after Switzerland pulled...
FE Week asks: Neil Bentley on the vital role of WorldSkills
As Team UK packed their belongings and headed to the sandy deserts of Abu Dhabi for WorldSkills 2017, FE Week’s senior reporter Billy Camden caught up with WorldSkills UK’s...
WorldSkills 2017: A school visit to remember for Team UK
Singing, dancing, glow-in-the-dark shows and a bird of prey; Team UK’s first outing in Abu Dhabi certainly had it all as they visited a local school ahead of...
WorldSkills 2017: Touchdown in Abu Dhabi
After a 3,000 mile flight Team UK has landed in Abu Dhabi ahead of their contests with the rest of the world’s best young people in trade careers...

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