South Africa is hosting the BRICS Future Skills Challenge over 12-15 September 2023.
The BRICS Future Skills Challenge will be hosted at Johannesburg Expo Centre over 12-15 September 2023
The 2023 Skills Challenge will be hosted physically at Joburg Expo Centre, with some hybrid online participation options as well.
Visit the BRICS Skills Challenge page to read more about the skills challenge before you apply.
South Africa will be hosting skills challenges in these areas:
This is an amazing opportunity to:
Yes, you may apply if you are from an African country outside SA.
All South African competitors’ travel expenses will be covered. Howver, if a competitor is from an African country outside South Africa he or she will be expected to pay for their own travel costs.
The top 3 achievers in each of the skills area will be awarded a gold medal for 1st place, a silver medal for 2nd pace and a bronze medal for 3rd place. There will also be cash prizes awarded to the top achievers, along with guaranteed interviews in their respective fielsds.
You do not need to pay a fee to apply to the competition.
Yes, all competitors will undergo training under the guidance of our experts in their respective fields. Training will take place on Saturdays, starting on 5 August 2023 and ending on 2 September 2023.
Once you have applied to enter the competition, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by 7 July 2023 if you will be moving on to the next stage of the selection process. This will be the selection phase which will be held locally across June and July 2023, where ten competitors will be selected for each skill area. All successful candidates will be contacted to inform them of what the next steps are.
You do not need a tertiary qualification to enter the competition. Please refer to the skills descriptions to view all the competencies and experience required for the challenge.
Yes – we are actively looking to expand the Skills Foresight Technology strategic session to other sectors.
Our vision is to build an Atlas of new and emerging jobs for all of South Africa and even the African continent.
Please contact us here for more information
Over the month of October, China will be hosting online Skills Camps that will help you prepare for the upcoming challenge. You should have received an email to join the Chinese Telegram Group for your Skills Area. All dates for training will be announced there.
Besides that, you’ll be invited to a whatsapp group with your fellow competitors and experts for the Skills Area you selected to compete in. You’ll be able to ask questions, network and get support. Check your email for the link to join this whatsapp group. If you didn’t receive it, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The BRICS Future Skills Challenge is taking place online over the period of 1-6 November 2022.
Each skills area will be hosted at a specific date/time over the 1-6 Nov time period. Some skills will be a 3-6hr challenge, others will take place over multiple days.
To see the details for your skills area – click here to see the Project Descriptions which gives you the time allocated for your skill.
China has requested that all competitors and experts join the Telegram Group for their specific skills area. You’ll need to download the Telegram app (if you haven’t got it already).
The Telegram Group link would have been emailed to you. If you didn’t receive it, please email email@example.com
On Telegram, China will announce and share:
If you didn’t receive the email with the Telegram Group link, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The expert will be supporting their team in the following ways:
The BRICS Future Skills Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to learn from other experts in your field and benefit from cutting edge training from across the BRICS nations, as well as create relevant networks that may help you and your organisation.
This is an amazing opportunity to: