Belarus climbed up to the 16th position in the WorldSkills international championship, an improvement of 20 positions over two years. More than a thousand students and skilled professionals from almost 60 countries took part in the competitions in Abu Dhabi. Our team took 2 medals, both in hairdressing. In total, the Belarusian team was represented in 6 fields by 29 students and professionals from all over the country. The next championship will be held in 2019 in Russia.