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Keeping the world moving


In the coming weeks WorldSkills will be leading a global thank you to the people who kept or are continuing to keep the world moving during lockdown. Thanks to these essential skilled workers, doing their jobs behind the scenes, the world has not completely shut down.


We have had food on our tables, water running from our taps, computer networks staying connected, and plumbing systems functioning. We do not always see the work these skilled professionals are doing especially when many of us are at home but they’re taking risks to make sure the world keeps moving.

As a result, we at WorldSkills Europe, would ask you to join WorldSkills in celebrating essential skilled workers wherever you live.

Watch the launch film for the #skillskeepmoving campaign below:

Over the coming month WorldSkills will be sharing stories of the Skills Champions who have been instrumental to the skills-based response to the pandemic – from the Restaurant Service Competitor who has been connecting COVID-19 patients in Belgium with their families to the Mobile Robotics Competitor in India who has designed a robotic nurse that supports doctors as they treat the most ill patients.

WorldSkills will also tell us about how resourceful and innovative Member organisations of WorldSkills and WorldSkills Europe have been supporting their governments and communities through this crisis.

Throughout the coming month WorldSkills will host online WorldSkills Conference Talks that examine how the sector can respond to this crisis, based on the actual experiences that young skilled professionals are facing. The WorldSkills Conference Talks are open to all.

So please join WorldSkills and WorldSkills Europe here, on our social channels, follow #skillskeepmoving and #essentialworkers, and at the WorldSkills Talks to help celebrate the essential skilled workers who have continued to keep the world moving. 

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