The WorldSkills Competition
Held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is the world’s largest professional education event. Competitors from over 60 countries and regions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Africa simulate challenges of professions that must be met within international standards of quality. They demonstrate individual and collective technical skills to perform specific tasks for each of the professional skills.
Throughout its 64 year history, the Competition brings together qualified young people from around the world who share their experiences of their professions. They represent the best students selected in local, national and regional skills competitions for professional education.
The event also provides contact and exchange of information on best practices in professional education among industry leaders, governments and education experts. The experience and the results of all of the competitions provide valuable feedback to the Competitors, their countries or regions of origin and businesses and schools in which they are being trained. In each Competition, delegations aspire to ever-higher results, while the Competitors are role models to inspire school children to engage in technical and skilled careers.
It is the first time in history that the WorldSkills Competition will be held in South America. The 43rd Edition, being held in São Paulo in 2015, is expected to surpass the record number of Competitors registered for the Competition. In Leipzig, Germany in 2013 – nearly 1,000 participants from 53 countries and regions competed for medals in 46 Skills.
This time, the Competition is organized by the National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI), which is one of the five largest complexes of professional education in the world.