We're currently deciding which projects we will be supporting and will announce each project as it is launched. You'll be able to find some information about them on this page, with links to their own sites for updates on their progress.
MoVE International is a multinational research partnership brought together by the WorldSkills Foundation. Rather than focus on barriers to skills formation, the MoVE research explores skills development from a positive perspective.
The research team launched the project at WorldSkills London 2011, setting out to establish what kinds of personal characteristics and attributes produce high calibre vocational performance.
The full research document below, available for download in pdf format, presents facts supporting the conclusion that international skills competitions do make a difference in quality and development of VET.
MoVE Global Report document (pdf – 5.5mb)
Annex to MoVE Global Report document (pdf – 12.5mb)
Our eBooklet 'Inspiring Skills Excellence' presents a summary of the MoVE report and research findings, and can be downloaded here:MoVE eBooklet: Inspiring Skills Excellence (pdf – 500kb)
Finally, users are invited to download the following Powerpoint slideshow, which presents a short introduction to WorldSkills and the MoVE project:MoVE slideshow: Introduction to the project (pptx – 7.5mb)
In 2013 WorldSkills Foundation will be launching a program of Innovation Labs, which will give WorldSkills Champions (former competitors) opportunities to join exciting international research and development projects.
The first of these Innovation Labs is a 3D Modelling and Virtual Reality design project to be hosted at ITE Singapore. Working with expert guidance, the team will develop a range of interactive and experimental software applications to be used in ITE's new Floristry training courses. The project will coincide with the opening of ITE's state-of-the-art Creativity & Innovation campus in February 2013.
Interested in this project? Get in touch at email@example.com
In January 2013 the Foundation sponsored Australian WorldSkills Champion Grant Stewart – Plumbing bronze-medallist, 1997; now Plumbing & Heating Chief Expert! – to join The Nepal Sanitation Studio. This was a week-long design and development project from the award-winning Australian company Healthabitat, working in the remote Dhulikhel region of Nepal.
This exciting partnership builds on momentum generated from the inaugural Plumbing Team Challenge at the 2012 WorldSkills Australia National Competition – a showcase of the skills and talent of young Indigenous plumbers.
In Nepal, Grant supported Healthabitat's team of plumbers and architects in developing new sanitation systems within these local communities, and worked alongside representatives of RMIT University to help feed these learning outcomes back into their Indigenous Plumbing program.
IAPMO – one of WorldSkills Foundation's founding global partners – also sponsored two of their plumbing experts to participate in The Sanitation Studio, with an eye to future global project opportunities.
A detailed report on the work completed during Sanitation Studio 2013 has been provided by Healthabit and can be viewed here (pdf – 7mb)
Keep in touch on our Green Plumbing/Sanitation Studio partnership via our pages here and on Facebook. Could WorldSkills Foundation help you create a similar program in your own region? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org