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From the Parade of Nations at the Opening Ceremony, to the celebrations at the Closing Ceremony and everything in between, learn what’s going on at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

  1. October 2017

    1. : One School One Country

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      One School One Country is a programme designed for cultural exchange between students on the host country and Member countries/regions. Several Abu Dhabi schools will have the opportunity to welcome a WorldSkills Member country or region for a unique visitor exchange that lets students and Competitors learn more about each other’s culture, traditions, and values. School students will also get a chance to discover more about the skilled careers represented at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

    2. : Opening Ceremony

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      WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will begin with a spectacular Opening Ceremony that will gather thousands of Competitors, officials, and guests together to watch the Parade of Nations and a welcome to Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. As more details are revealed, they will be announced here — so keep coming back!

    3. : Competition

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      Over four days, thousands of spectators will watch over 1,000 Competitors in 50 skills represent their country or region in the world’s largest skills competition.

    4. : Conference Programme

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      The WorldSkills Conference Programme brings together leaders from around the world for a productive, informative, and eye-opening programme with the 44th WorldSkills Competition as its centrepiece. It is an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with the leaders and policy makers of today, as well as to address current and future global skills challenges.

    5. : Closing Ceremony

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      Who will be the skills Medallists of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017? The Closing Ceremony will reveal the winners of gold, silver, and bronze medals, along with Medallions for Excellence, and the coveted Albert Vidal Award for the Competitor with the highest overall points. The Closing Ceremony is a time celebrate and to say farewell to old and new friends of the 44th WorldSkills Competition, while looking forward to Russia and WorldSkills Kazan 2019.