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The young people who will compete in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 are “the best of the best.” They have already proved their exceptional talents, winning selection to the teams of the 77 WorldSkills Member countries and regions through qualifying skills competitions.

With the exception of four skills with an upper age limit of 25, Competitors will be not be older than 22 in the year of the Competition.

In Abu Dhabi they will compete in around 51 skills, hoping to take home gold, silver, or bronze or even the coveted Albert Vidal Award, which is given to the Competitor with the highest overall points.

How to compete

Final selection of the teams for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will take place in the months leading up to the competition. We will include the details of all competitors in the last six months of the run-up, so check back here then.

In the meantime, you can find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.