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3.3 Showcase: Projects and new practices developed during the WorldSkills Year of Innovation


The COVID-19 global pandemic influenced all elements of our lives; however, every crisis creates not only disruption but also opportunity.

When the WorldSkills Competition was postponed for one year due to the pandemic, the WorldSkills community adapted, knowing that continuing skills development would be essential in supporting the world respond and emerge from the crisis.

How did Members and partners use this opportunity? What projects and practices were developed and realized? What lessons did we gain? Learn key takeaways and best practices from these experiments to guide your future innovations.

Moderator: Ekaterina Loshkareva, WorldSkills International Board Member


2_4_KKaysin_future skills team challenge.pdf

2_1_CFonseca_SkillsPortugal Digital.pdf


2_5_BBlackledge_Showcase of new projects and practices developed within the WorldSkills Year of Innovation.pdf


Ben Blackledge

Deputy Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

Carlos Fonseca

Technical Delegate, WorldSkills Portugal

Nader Imani

Head of Global Education, Festo Didactic

Konstantin Kaysin

Head of innovations area, WorldSkills Russia

Frank Nanfara

President and CEO, Studica

Dario Walcott

Technical Delegate, WorldSkills Barbados