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Closing session

5.1 Closing Plenary, including closing remarks and virtual WorldSkills Museum Tour


Join our session moderators as they discuss the main outcomes of WorldSkills Conference 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education, exacerbated inequalities, and slowed down climate action, but it has also challenged policymakers, businesses, and institutions to innovate. The post-pandemic recovery road provides an opportunity to rethink VET systems so they can help build more resilient societies. We will look ahead at the next year to forecast the developments that we hope to see in the run towards WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.

Closing Remarks
- David Hoey, CEO, WorldSkills International
- Peng Chenlei, Vice Mayor Shanghai
- Tang Tao, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) of China


Neil Bentley-Gockmann

CEO, WorldSkills UK

Shayne MacLachlan

Communications and Public Affairs Manager, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE)

Nazrene Mannie

Executive Director, GAN Global Apprenticeship Network

Jacqueline Tanzer

Regional Representative for Europe, WorldSkills Champions Trust