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Education – Modelling Vocational Excellence

Evaluation of WorldSkills Competitions

Do skills competitions really make a difference? Do competitions contribute to the stock of skills that economic and social development demand?

The research program “Modelling Vocational Excellence” (MoVE), with members Australia, Finland, and United Kingdom, focused on studying the motivations and experiences of Competitors and Experts who participated in WorldSkills London 2011. The research study produced persuasive findings:

WorldSkills competitions raise quality, promote professional development and drive improvements in vocational training.


Inspiring Skills Excellence 

The booklet refers to the ways that WorldSkills competitions contribute to stronger training systems. It explores MoVE’s findings about the benefits of participating in competitions. 


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