Uganda gets membership to World Skills International

Monday, August 19, 2019

Uganda over the years has made tremendous achievements in Skills development for social economic transformation and national development. These strategies have been embedded in various national development and policy development agenda including the National Development Plan II and Skilling Uganda Strategy. This year, Uganda is participating in the World Skills competition/conference 2019 under the theme
“Skills for Change:Building Blocks for Impact” from 22 - 27 August 2019 in Kazan, Russia.
The delegation among others include UBTEB officials, Technocrats, industry leaders, policy-makers, education and training providers, and researchers and Ministers from Ministry of Education and Sports. Participating and attending the world skills competition is good for Uganda for the first time as a new member (no.82nd) to be approved by the Board of the World Skills International. Uganda’s membership to the World Skills competition will enable Team World Skills Uganda to observe the rules, practices and access the first hand operations of the global skills competition which will inform future positioning of Uganda in:

(1)National skills competition
(2) World Skills competition in Shanghai (2021) and beyond
(3) TVET Curriculum reforms
(4) Networking for Skills development
(5) Public Private Partnerships for skills competition.

Along the conference, there will be International Ministers summit on vocational education. Ministers and leaders responsible for the development of technical and vocational education and training are to gather in Kazan, Russia, on 23-24 August, to discuss developments in this field. The International Ministers Summit, which takes place alongside the World Skills Conference 2019 as part of the 45th World Skills Competition, is the largest in the history of the organization, with representatives from more than 40 countries.