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4 NI students off to Abu Dhabi to test their skills Posted on 07/09/2017 00:00:00 WorldSkills is the largest skills competition of its kind. It is held every two years, with around 1,000 young people coming together from around the globe to compete. More than 45 different skills are represented at the competition from Engineering, Manufacturing, ICT to Professional Services. This year's event takes place in October 2017 with four NI students on Team UK which has 34 members.
About Worldskills

The bi-annual competition enables students to showcase world class professional and technical skills on the global stage.  WorldSkills focuses on building attributes valued by employers including team work, prioritisation of tasks, time management and working under pressure. The competition uses actual projects from work environments to test the competitors’ knowledge, raising their skills levels as they embark on their careers.  Worldskills 2017 takes place in Abu Dhabi from 14-19 October.  

NI representatives

Team UK has 34 members, of which four are from Northern Ireland.  A summary of their profiles is shown below.

Good luck to all members and watch this space for the results next month!


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