WORLD SKILLS

    South Africa aims to add 5 new skills every time we compete.

    The next competition will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and aims to:

    • Promote exchange between young professionals from various regions of the world;

    • Exchange skills, experience and technological innovations;

    • Raise the understanding in governments, education and industry to the importance of skills training; and

    • Raise the awareness of youth and those who influence the youth to opportunities available in skilled professions.


    Second World skills South Africa Competition - Durban ICC
    14 - 16 February 2017 (9am to 6pm)

    The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Mr. Mduduzi Manana, will lead his Department, through World Skills South Africa project, in hosting the Second World Skills South Africa Competition at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), from the 14th to 16th February 2017 from 9am to 6pm daily.

    The WSSA Competition is both about celebrating the talent of young artisans in the country, and how key the artisanal sector is to the country’s economy.

    There will be approximately 120 participants from public TVET Colleges, Private Colleges, Universities of Technology, and Industry will compete in 22 skill areas.

    In addition, the competition will attract over 3000 high school learners from schools around the KwaZulu Natal Province to attend.

    The public, especially young people are invited to visit the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) to witness the skills on display.



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    • Training,qualifying and competing in the WorldSkills Competition equals 4-5 years of professional training.
    • Builds character, confidence, commitment, and self-esteem.
    • Helps align and increase the quality of the required standards in vocational and education training systems.
    • Helps benchmark the educational training system against industry, public demand, and across borders.
    • The challenge of a competition brings fun and exciting elements into teaching and training.
    • Provides the validation that mastery of a skill requires practical learning and training over time.
    • Raise quality, promote professional development,and drive improvements in vocational training.
    • WorldSkills offers the infrastructure and competition experience to engage with a number of target groups, from students in grade school and secondary school to youth, governments, and educators.
    • No. of skills represented: more than 45
    • No. of Member countries/regions: more than 72 (representing more than 70% of the world’s population)
    • 32 new Member countries/regions since 2005
    • Since the 2003 WorldSkills Competition we have had:
    • A combined 992,000 people visit the Competitions
    • A combined 4,931 Competitors at the global level



    Will you be a competitor at WorldSkills International Abu Dhabi 2017?

    "World Skills South Africa is a win-win situation for everybody - learners, employers, government and the economy"


    Mduduzi Manana

    Deputy Minister of Higher Education