WorldSkills Foundation joins the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility
The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility approved the WorldSkills Foundation as the newest member of the Facility.
The WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) aims to improve our world with the power of skills. It does that by raising worldwide awareness of the essential contribution that skills and high standards of competence make to the achievement of economic success and personal fulfilment. One of the major goals within WSF – in leveraging the global WorldSkills International movement – is to reach out to developing countries, facilitating sustainable vocational skills development and raising levels of skill competencies to international standards.
The WorldSkills Foundation will contribute to the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility by sharing expertise on exchange and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors. They will also work to support gender balance requirements for Facility projects, by promoting female role models drawn from their international Expert networks.
The Learning and Knowledge Development Facility is run by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It brings together companies, vocational training centres, development agencies and donors to facilitate knowledge sharing on innovative public-private development partnership approaches in industrial skills development. Members of the Facility include Volvo, Festo, Scania, Sida, the Swedish Academy of Training, Selam Vocational Training centre and UNIDO.
For further information, please contact:
Virpi Stucki, Project Manager, UNIDO
Nuria Portland, Board Secretary & Project Manager, WorkSkills Foundation