What is Skills Plus?

Skills Plus are the skills competitions for people with (labour) disabilities. No one is judged on his or her disability – only talent counts! The competitions are based on the successful Skills Talents concept of WorldSkills Netherlands (professional competitions for students in vocational education). Skills Plus competitions are designed specifically for a target group, ranging from people with physical disabilities to people with mental disabilities. A so-called inclusive competition is organized, which means that talents of different levels, who cope with all kinds of disabilities, compete in teams.

The Skills Plus competitions are competitions for teams and guarantee an unforgettable experience! Both individual and team skills play a part in the competitions and reflect the current situation on the labour market.

Skills Plus is a direct result of the Erasmus+ project Paraskills Competition. For more information on the Paraskills Competition project you can visit: www.paraskillsproject.eu

National Skills Plus competitions were held in 6 different European countries (Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands) and the best teams from each country have competed against each other on the 16th of March 2017 in the Amsterdam RAI (Netherlands) to select the best European team!

And the winners are…
Hospitality and catering – The Netherlands (gold)
Green jobs – Germany (gold)
ICT – Czech Republic (gold)
Electrician – Czech Republic (silver)

Curious about these Skills Plus Competitions? You can watch the video of the very first European Competition below!