GEMS World Academy - Abu Dhabi hosted a group of student delegates from Bahrain and Kuwait as part of the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi's 'One School One Country' initiative.
Through the One School One Country programme, students and members of WorldSkills national teams learn about each other lives and cultures, while increasing international awareness of vocational skills. The event, which runs once every two years, is being held held in Abu Dhabi for the first time and runs until October 19.
Officials and technical delegates from from Bahrain and Kuwait met with staff, students and teachers from GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi. The school was chosen by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge given its track record of educational events.
GEMS World Academy principal and CEO Linda LaPine said: "The WorldSkills Competition represents a great opportunity for our students to learn more about skills from diverse field such as construction, building technology, engineering technology, and health and social care. The event is not only an opportunity for our students to interact with thousands of the brightest national and international students from different cultures but also foster their vocational skills needed for a successful career."