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Skills can change your life. Follow your passion, improve your economic prospects, make society better.
1. Pick something you like or you are good at
I am very interested in making and creating new things. So I planned to study tool and die engineering. My parents and teachers influenced my decisions.
— Jithin Benny, India, Plastic Die Engineering
2. Find people to help you improve and challenge yourself in a skills competition
I did well in school and my teachers tried to persuade me to go to university. I've always been good at maths and science but preferred a more hands-on style of learning. That's why I chose to do an engineering apprenticeship.
— Robyn Clarke, United Kingdom, Mechatronics
3. Advance your skills with our programmes and opportunities
I got involved nationally competing against a couple of hundred people. I made the final five, but came fifth. I asked [the judges] what I could have done better. And because of my response of wanting to better myself and not be a sore loser they remembered me and contacted me to partake in EuroSkills. I won a gold medal [at EuroSkills] in Portugal and then a gold medal at WorldSkills in London.
— Kirsty Hoadley, United Kingdom, Visual Merchandising
4. Make people proud by competing to be the best in the world
It has given me so much more confidence. It made me realize that I can do so much more than I thought I could.
— Lotte van Wandelen, Netherlands, Beauty Therapy
5. Become part of a global community improving the world with the power of skills
WorldSkills gave me the exposure of the global competition. It connected me to the global community in my field.
— Varad Ramakant Patil, India, Mechanical Engineering CAD
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