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About WorldSkills

WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. On the international level, 82 Member organizations that belong to WorldSkills reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level.

They build the confidence of millions of young people, empowering communities and fueling economies.

WorldSkills is a movement of change.

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


We develop skills through global training standards, benchmarking systems, and enhancing industry engagement — connecting organizations that deliver change.


We influence industry, government, and educators through cooperation and research — building a global platform of skills for all.


WorldSkills Africa as part of the movement

We connect WorldSkills Members, Global Partners, governments, regional, continental, international organizations, educational institutions, and NGO partners to create and facilitate initiatives for sustainable skills development for youth in Africa.

Through various skills development projects and activities, the main goal is the future establishment of WorldSkills Africa, which is a continental platform that sits within the African Union to support and facilitate skills development initiatives with the WorldSkills network.

WorldSkills Africa is fully integrated into the WorldSkills movement and contributes to the focus areas of WorldSkills from the regional level. 

See here for more information about what we do on the international level.

Partnership with the African Union

The Agenda 2063 of the African Union for continental development emphasizes developing greater links with industry and alignment to labour markets, with a view to improve the skills profile, employability, and entrepreneurship for youth and women, and closing the skills gap across the continent. The creation of WorldSkills Africa plays a crucial role in achieving the goals and vision of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.