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The skills that are changing people’s lives

THE WorldSkills Museum will tell the story of how skills and the efforts of the WorldSkills Organization have changed the lives of people and societies around the world.

The museum will include six main exhibition sections where visitors can read about the exhibits and enjoy interactive events and installations featuring augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality and other technologies.

The first section will be an introduction to the WorldSkills Organization, including its development since the 1930s and its influence around the world.

The second section will show the important role that skills have played in human progress since ancient times.

The third section will guide visitors to develop a better understanding about how skills can build a better world. For example, it will show how skilled workers and industrial partners have cooperated in solving challenges in modern society.

The fourth section will show visitors how China has been pursuing the development of skills throughout its history. Visitors may also be able to see how vocational education and training can provide a better life for people in China.

The fifth section will show the close connection between skills and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). It aims to attract young people to participate in learning skills.

The sixth section will focus on skills and industrial revolutions. Visitors will see how skills have been driving world revolution in the past 250 years.

There will also be other areas for temporary exhibitions, a children’s gallery, a café and multiple-functional rooms.

The museum is collecting objects and stories around the world. It is looking for items that show revolution and the work of the WorldSkills Organization as well as tools and equipment linked to manufacturing and industry. The collection is expected to contribute to the understanding of societies, people, events and activities related to WorldSkills. Medals, pins, photographs, videos, test project outcomes, historic documents, equipment and tools linked to skills are wanted. Personal experience about regional, national or international competitions from 1950 to the present say is also welcome.

Anyone with items, stories or other information can email the museum at nuria.portland@worldskills.org.




 

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