World Skills International


About WorldSkills

We inspire young people to develop a passion for skills and pursuing excellence, through competitions and promotions. 

Every two years, the WorldSkills Competition represents the best of international excellence in skilled trades and technologies. 2019 will mark the first time that Russia is hosting the WorldSkills Competition. On August 22-27, 2019, young competitors from around the globe will gather at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre for the 45thWorldSkills Competition, with the goal of earning the title of world champion in their skill area.
These competitors represent the best of their peers and have earned a spot on their country’s team through dedication and hard work. At the WorldSkills Competition, competitors will participate in simulated real work challenges, and will be judged against international quality standards.

About WorldSkills Kazan 2019

More than 1,300 competitors from over 70 Member countries and regions competing in over 50 skill areas representing six sectors:

·      Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
·      Information and Communication Technology
·      Construction and Building Technology
·      Transportation and Logistics
·      Creative Arts and Fashion
·      Social and Personal Services

The Competition takes place in front of approximately 150,000 spectators in over 800,000 square feet of space in a newly constructed building.

The WorldSkills Competition inspires youth to discover the many careers that are available in the skilled trade and technology sectors. With an increasing demand for skilled workers, the trade and technology sectors represent a lucrative and exciting career path for youth around the world.

Throughout the Competition, stakeholders from industry, government, and education are provided with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education at networking events and thought-provoking conferences.

The event slogan is “Skills for the Future”, which is also the official Competition hashtag: #skillsforthefuture