WorldSkills is the global hub for skills development and excellence. Through international cooperation and development between industry, government, organisations and training institutions, WorldSkills promotes the benefits of and the need for skilled professionals. WorldSkills shows how important skills education and training is for youth, industries and society by challenging young professionals around the world to become the best in the skill of their choice.
The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the largest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions held in all 72 WorldSkills member countries. They demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and/or perform in their workplace. One of the main legacies of the WorldSkills competition is that they give visibility and importance to professional education, as one of the true tools of socioeconomic transformation. The Competition also provides leaders in industry, government and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education. New ideas and processes inspire school-aged youth to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and towards a better future.
WorldSkills Australia has been a member of WorldSkills International since 1981. For more information visit the WorldSkills Australia website.
Australian Training Awards
Commencing in 1994, the Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.
The majority of the awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners from each state and territory eligible to compete at the national level in aligned categories. There are also seven award categories are available by entering directly to the Australian Training Awards.
Through showcasing best practice, the Australian Training Awards promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET which has led to Australia wide awareness and respect for skilled-based careers and skills excellence.
The Australian Training Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory each year. The next Australian Training Awards will be held in Adelaide on 21 November 2014.