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WorldSkills Competition Abu Dhabi

  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Kh Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates (map)

Held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is the world's largest professional education event. Competitors from over 50 countries and regions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Africa simulate real work challenges that must be completed to international standards of quality. They demonstrate individual and collective technical skills to perform specific tasks for each of the professional skills.

Throughout its 65 year history, the competition brings together the best young people from around the world in their chosen profession. They represent the best students selected in local and national skills competitions for professional education.

The event also provides contact and exchange of information on best practices in professional education among industry leaders, government 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 business 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 technical and skilled