The skills development and recognition of workers in mechanical services plays an important part in meeting the demand for skilled labour. To help accelerate the improvement of training systems and the mutual recognition of skills, the ILO has developed, in consultation with employers, governments and workers, the Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS). These have been developed in identified priority areas and are in a simplified format. The RMCS will benefit those countries that are in the process of developing standards or reviewing existing national standards in light of similar standards available in the region. Moreover, the RMCS are intended to be a regional reference for developing competency standards for those countries that are in the process of creating standards, or reviewing existing national standards.