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IAPMO is a proud to be a Global Partner of WorldSkills.

The 44th WorldSkills Competition, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will be hosted from 14-19 October 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


What is WorldSkills?

WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development. Through international cooperation and development between industry, government, organizations, and institutions, WorldSkills promotes the benefits of and need for skilled professionals through grass-roots community projects, skill competitions, and knowledge exchange. WorldSkills shows how important skills education and training is for youth, industries and society by challenging young professionals around the world to become the best in the skill of their choice.

“From experienced Experts, to enthusiastic young Champions starting out on their professional career paths: every member of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials plays an integral part in protecting the health of people globally. Our partnership with WorldSkills is a conduit to connecting leading talents and new ideas – from international vocational education and training sectors – with critical water and sanitation-related issues, across the world."

GP Russ Chaney, CEO IAPMO Group

  Recognizing Future Leaders of our Industry at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013


 Global Partners

“Collectively, as Global Partners, we see WorldSkills as our portal into the world that is establishing a value for skills as the global currency, and building the international skilled workforce. We can have a much greater impact through the development of best practices and standards that can be leveraged around the world in all industry sectors. Our future economic health is dependent on the skilled workforce and that’s why we are here: simply put, there is no economy without skilled workers.”

More information on WorldSkills Global Partners

 Plumbing and Heating #ExpertFocus

In the months leading up to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, IAPMO has published an ongoing series of interviews with international Experts from the Plumbing and Heating competition:



• Presentation of WPC Medallions to Plumbing and Heating Competitors at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

World Plumbing Council

• Plumbing and Heating competition at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

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• Plumbing and Heating competition at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Plumbing and Heating - Skill 15

• Plumbing and Heating Experts dinner at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Plumbing and Heating Experts Dinner (IAPMO)