This website has been archived. For the latest information about WorldSkills please visit
Skip to main content
Working group

WorldSkills for Juniors


in Grand Ballroom

More and more countries involve juniors into the national Worldskills competitions. We have a different approach and vision of the “juniors league” development (different skills, ages and assessment). Most juniors skills have been developed based on the Official skills. However, one of the central issues nowadays is future skills, and it is essential to think about those who will possess them – juniors. Therefore, implementation of Future Skills approach into WorldSkills Juniors competition and vocational guidance preventing youth unemployment are the main topics of discussion at the panel.
Within the framework of WorldSkills Kazan 2019, the WorldSkills Juniors - a competition among young people aged 14-16 years old – will be organized as a test project. We are interested to start the on-going discussion concerning the challenges and potential of the WorldSkills Junior project

Main topics:
1. Future Skills for the VUCA-world: the combination of hard and soft skills
2. The WorldSkills juniors competition - how the WorldSkills competition model supports vocational guidance
3. From skill-based learning to project-based learning
4. Best practices exchange for Juniors competition and discussion opportunities of WorldSkills Juniors development




Alexey Fedoseev

Leader of Juniors Divisition, WorldSkills Russia

Isak Froumin

Head of the Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow