The steel industry is committed to offer employees the opportunity to further their education and develop their skills.

Not only is this a way of enhancing quality of work and productivity but it also boosts employee satisfaction.

According to our 2019 sustainability report, in 2018 the steel industry provided an average of 6.4 days of training per employee.

worldsteel provides three types of services to enhance training skills amongst the steel industry workforce:



steeluniversity is the learning and training programme of worldsteel. The programme delivers education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses.

Learning is delivered online at and in person, sharing knowledge on steel manufacturing, metallurgy, steel applications, environment, safety, and steel business.



steelTalks is a monthly lecture series on topics of interest to the global steel community. The lectures are presented in a webinar format with a guest lecturer.

Future steelTalks are planned on the following dates.

  • steelTalks #10 - 18/03/2020
  • steelTalks #11 - 15/04/2020
  • steelTalks #12 - 20/05/2020

On 18 March, steelTalks #10 Boris P. Dyakonov will deliver a lecture.

Boris P. Dyakonov is the Founder and Director, Tochka Bank for Entrepreneurs Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University

The topic of his lecture will be: Impact of innovation on modern business models

The lecture will be held between 12.30 – 13.30 UTC  on 18 March 2020.

Summary: What is the difference between incremental and breakthrough innovations? The lecture will deep dive into the history of innovations in data distribution to find out the differentiation of the true disruption, included, but not limited to all things social, political and economic shifts. It will build on disruptions from middle ages onward, looking at how distribution of data evolved and changed society and economic niches.

The lecture will particularly look at modern “market” and distribution strategies employed by the dominant players in the field. The lecture presents the main principles of content management and describes new business models in data distribution.

Register via here. Registration is free.





steelManagement is an executive education course on steel business strategy. Participants discover the different aspects of running a steel company in a global market. The course is a 4-day residential programme.

The course includes:

  • Global outlook for steel consumption
  • Working with people in a multinational and multicultural company
  • How to collaborate with colleagues
  • Market strategy and innovation
  • Decision-making
  • Communications strategy to engage your audience
  • Leadership
  • Financial options for growth
  • Steel business case study

steelManagement-22 will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 2 to 6 February 2020. The course incurs a fee and the number of places is limited. Priority will be given to registrations from our member companies.