About #SkillsKeepMoving (June 15 to July 22)

#SkillsKeepMoving is a campaign dedicated to essential workers around the world. As the world unites to combat COVID-19, essential skilled workers are working tirelessly to keep our societies, businesses, and hospitals operating. The individuals that the WorldSkills movement is designed to inspire, develop, and celebrate have been working tirelessly, demonstrating that skills are the building blocks of our societies.

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, our world has faced lockdown on a scale never experienced before. But thanks to essential skilled workers doing their jobs behind the scenes, the world hasn’t completely shut down. We’ve had:

  • Food on the table
  • Running water
  • Connected computer networks
  • Functioning plumbing systems
  • Electricity for households and businesses
  • Transportation services
  • Healthcare

We don’t always see their work because many of us are at home. These dedicated people are taking health risks to ensure our safety. The Skills/Compétences Canada team, along with WorldSkills and its member organizations, want to express a heartfelt thank you to the world’s essential skilled workers. We want to recognize their work, and we want to raise their spirits through our campaign. Although our work in hosting skills competition is temporarily on hold, our mission to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people and show how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success has never been more important.

We invite you to join our campaign to recognize that #skillskeepmoving.

WorldSkills Conference Talks


In June and July, WorldSkills will move young skilled professionals and experts into the spotlight. These webinars will explore the current situation of champions across the globe as well as the future of skills organizations and competitions alike.

June 17: WorldSkills: keeping moving during a global pandemic.

July 1: Can skills competitions, training, and assessments be effective online?

July 8: Ensuring that skills reflect societies: Diversity and Inclusion in competitions and beyond.

July 15: Youth, skills, and resilience: the view from WorldSkills Champions.

July 22: Knowing our past, preparing for our future: lessons from the WorldSkills Museum Collection.

Watch and register here.