WorldSkills Belarus-2016


II Republican Championship WorldSkills Belarus 2016 will be held on May 17-19 in Minsk.

During the National Championship there will be competitions where professional excellence will be assessed in over 30 skills, with participation of over 250 young professionals from the Republic of Belarus, Central and Eastern Europe.

As part of the Educational Forum, an International Conference “Professional Potential of the Youth as an Effective Resource for Economic and Social Growth” will take place. This Conference will cover the following topics:

  • new professionalism under the growing global competition, rapid change of technologies and increasing economic uncertainty;
  • convergence and harmonization of vocational education systems in the countries with developed and developing economies;
  • concepts and tools for quality assurance of human сapital in the post-industrial society;
  • exploring possibilities to implement WorldSkills Standards for economic success and personal growth;
  • prerequisites for the effective professional development and self-fulfilment of today’s youth;
  • preparing the youth to take a leading role in start-up business in the hi-tech industries;
  • experience and lessons from establishing a learning environment in the workplace.

The Conference will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations, working sessions and round tables with the worldwide leading experts in the field of VET and HRD. Among confirmed participants of the event there is the President of WorldSkills International Mr Simon Bartley, as well as prominent policy-makers, managers of educational institutions, business partners.

The working languages of the Conference will be English and Russian, with simultaneous interpretation provided.


The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
The Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIPO)

Target Groups

Representatives of the National and International Networks of WorldSkills
VET policy makers, researchers, providers and social partners
Managers of Enterprises and Business Associations
International Guests and Partners

You can find Forum Agenda and International Guest Programme at WorldSkills Belarus-2016 web-site