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The WorldSkills Competition

The greatest vocational education and skills excellence Competition in the world

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, 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 August 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 and WorldSkills International, a global organization promoting skills excellence and development.



The site hosting WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 in Brazil is one of the largest conference centres in Latin America.

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The list of Skills for the WorldSkills Competition.

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The true stars of WorldSkills are the Competitors – each one of them is already a champion, having been selected from amongst their peers to represent their countries/regions on the world stage.

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The Competition Rules define the regulations and rules for the organization and execution of the WorldSkills Competition incorporating all skill competitions.

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In 2015, Brazil will play host to the 43rd edition of the main event of professional education taking place in the world: the WorldSkills Competition.

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