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Events


If you think our calendar is missing an event, please contact Ellen Coppens at ellen.coppens@worldskills.org

September 2023

  1. SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute

    September 2023

    Washington, DC, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership skills. This training is held in Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.

  2. National Skills Competition 2023

    18 September to 20 October 2023

    Various Locations, Brazil

    From September 18th to October 20th, Brazil will host the National Skills Competition which will be held in many cities. The competition will define the Brazilian squad for WorldSkills Lyon.

  3. WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023

    25-28 September 2023

    Dublin, Ireland

    worldskills2023.com

  4. International Training Camp Water Technology

    25-30 September 2023

    Stuttgart, Germany

    www.worldskillsgermany.com

    In order to expand one’s own expertise and, if necessary, prepare for participation in the Skill Water Technology at WorldSkills 2024, the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) in cooperation with Festo, Adiro and WorldSkills Germany offering an international training camp.

  5. WorldSkills Italy 2023 – National Competition

    28-30 September 2023

    Fair Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

    worldskills.it

    Every two years, the national skill competitions “WorldSkills Italy” take place in Bolzano. More than 100 young people compete in about 20 different skills and show what they are capable of. The young people can be visited at the competition and thus provide an exciting insight into the world of different skills and show the diversity of professions.

October 2023

  1. German National Competition - Print Media Technology & Graphic Design Technology

    9-12 October 2023

    Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Wiesloch-Walldorf, certified national training centre of WorldSkills Germany, will host the final of the German National Competition in the Skills Print Media Technology and Graphic Design Technology after regional preliminaries.

  2. 7th National Competition of Technical Skills

    16-20 October 2023

    Various locations, Chile

    www.wschile.cl

    WorldSkills Chile protected the participation of more than 100 national educational institutions, the participation of 700 competitors is projected, in more than 25 technical skills.
    Pre-registration starts on April 10 until May 10, 2023.
    Registration starts on May 15 until July 7, 2023
    The competition will take place in 6 cities (Iquique, Santiago, San Fernando, La Unión, Pto. Montt) with 7 venues throughout Chile.

  3. Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)

    16-22 October 2023

    Countrywide, Sweden

    www.worldskills.se

    During the Vocational Training Week, which will take place annually during week 42, several actors will invest and be welcomed to carry out various activities that increase interest and highlight the opportunities provided through vocational training. In addition to industry organizations, authorities and stakeholders, the week is aimed at those who work in primary school, vocational education or who otherwise work with vocational education issues. Here on the website, we have gathered information, inspiration and examples of how to get involved. You are always welcome to contact us if you want to know more or want tips on activities that suit you.

  4. German National Competition - Mechatronics & Industry 4.0

    17-21 October 2023

    St. Ingbert, Germany

    The Festo Lernzentrum Saar in St. Ingbert, a certified national training centre of WorldSkills Germany, will host the German National Competition in the Skills mechatronics and Industry 4.0.

  5. WorldSkills Asia Kuala Lumpur 2023 (Cancelled)

    19-23 October 2023

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    www.worldskillsasia.net

November 2023

  1. German National Competition - Welding

    1-4 November 2023

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany

    The German National Competition in Skill Welding is held in the workshops of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts Frankfurt Rhein-Main.

  2. 70th anniversary of WorldSkills membership of Germany

    9 November 2023

    Berlin, Germany

    In 1953, Germany joined the WorldSkills network and has been participating in the international vocational competitions - later called WorldSkills - ever since. The year 2023 is therefore all about this anniversary for WorldSkills Germany. On 9 November, we will celebrate this anniversary with our partners and supporters at a unique ceremony.

  3. Startech’s Days 2023

    12-15 November 2023

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    www.worldskillsbelgium.be

    Startech’s Days – November 12, 13, 14
    o 18.000m2 event area dedicated to technical, technological & scientific skills
    o Finals in 30 skills, qualification for WorldSkills Lyon 2024
    o International Challenge, International competitors in 10 Skills
    o 100 “try a Skills” in 5 areas: Technical Area; Technological & Digital Area; Scientific Area, Horeca Area; Transports Area
    o 10 conferences
    o 1 Orientation, Guidance area
    o International Delegation
    o Ministerial Visits
    o 8200 visitors (2022) to 9000 (2023)

    Closing Ceremony – November 15
    o Medal Ceremony
    o 30 Belgian podium + 10 International Podiums
    o 700 guests
    o Minister of Education and Training
    o Minister of employment

  4. The 61st National Skills Competition of Japan

    November 2023

    Aichi, Japan

    The National Skills Competition is a competition in which young skilled workers age 23 or under pit their skills against each other. It is held for the purpose of encouraging the development of skilled workers of the next generation, and for having participants experience the importance and wonder of “Monozukuri”. Visitors have the opportunity to view the monozukuri process up close, something normally not possible, and be amazed and inspired. Furthermore, the National Skills Competition also serves as a qualifying event for the WorldSkills Competition.

  5. AustrianSkills 2023

    November 2023

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    www.skillsaustria.at

    AustrianSkills are the Austrian State Championships of Professions where young professionals qualify for EuroSkills and WorldSkills. The competitions are open to all young professionals of dual education as well as vocational schools. The event is organized by SkillsAustria in cooperation with the professional organizations of each trade and the vocational schools:
    • takes place every two years
    • 3-day competition
    • based on the level of international competitions
    • qualification for WorldSkills Lyon 2024 and EuroSkills Herning 2025

    Approximately:
    • 45 skills
    • several try-a-skill areas
    • 400 young professionals
    • 18.000 m² competition area

  6. WorldSkills Asia Abu Dhabi Competition 2023

    27-29 November 2023

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    www.worldskillsasia.net

January 2024

  1. CPW2024 Lyon

    29 January to 1 February 2024

    Lyon, France

    Competition Preparation Week in preparation for WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

April 2024

  1. Swedish National Skills Competition (Yrkes-SM)

    23-25 April 2024

    Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, Sweden

    www.worldskills.se

    The Swedish National Skills Competition are the largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education in Sweden. Through a large and content-rich competition and event every second year, hundreds of Sweden's most professional young people compete and measure their strengths against each other in over 60 professions. This is also a big platform to select the competitors for Swedish national team, to compete in WorldSkills Competition and EuroSkills.

  2. Jobs Tournament Final (Yrkeskampen)

    24 April 2024

    Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, Sweden

    yrkeskampen.se

    The Jobs Tournament (Yrkeskampen) is a contest for year 8 classes aimed at highlighting vocational training courses and inspiring students to begin thinking about future training and job opportunities. The tournament focuses on vocational matters and physical hands-on assignments based on upper secondary vocational training courses offered in Sweden. On this date the national finals take place and the classes with the best results in the country compete against each other.

September 2024

  1. WorldSkills Lyon 2024

    10-15 September 2024

    Lyon, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is set to take place 10-15 September 2024, following the postponement of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. France won the bid to host the 47th WorldSkills Competition at WorldSkills General Assembly 2019 in Kazan, Russia.
    It is the second time for France and Lyon to be the host in the history of the international championship. The 33rd WorldSkills Competition previously took place in 1995 at EUREXPO Lyon, the same venue that will now host WorldSkills Lyon 2024.
    WorldSkills Competition Lyon 2024 is a strong commitment to youth and their future which generates unprecedented international mobilization around skills, competences and excellence.
    Despite the one-year postponement of the competition due to the pandemic, the plan to host the global competition remains the same: to inspire young people in skills, promote skills and change the perception on vocational education and training.
    WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is also a national project centered around the regions, in particular the Metropolis of Lyon. It will be THE springboard and catalyst to develop and promote professional training adapted to current and future needs in terms of employment.
    The competition and Team WorldSkills France, which both are a result of the mobilization of regions and the commitment of partners to WorldSkills France, are the first vectors of inspiration for young people and a tangible proof for the next generations of the relevance of skills and competences in a career and personal life with high potential.

October 2024

  1. Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)

    14-20 October 2024

    Countrywide, Sweden

    www.worldskills.se

    During the Vocational Training Week, which will take place annually during week 42, several actors will invest and be welcomed to carry out various activities that increase interest and highlight the opportunities provided through vocational training. In addition to industry organizations, authorities and stakeholders, the week is aimed at those who work in primary school, vocational education or who otherwise work with vocational education issues. Here on the website, we have gathered information, inspiration and examples of how to get involved. You are always welcome to contact us if you want to know more or want tips on activities that suit you.

November 2024

  1. WorldSkills Asia 8th General Assembly Chinese Taipei 2024

    19-20 November 2024

    Courtyard Taipei by Marriott, Chinese Taipei

    www.worldskillsasia.net

September 2025

  1. EuroSkills Herning 2025

    8-14 September 2025

    MCH Messecenter, Herning, Denmark

    euroskills2025.com

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is the ninth edition of the biennial EuroSkills Competition – the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in Europe.

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is scheduled to take place from 8 to 14 September 2025 at MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark. The event will welcome more than 700 skilled young professionals under the age of 25 from 32 countries to participate in competitions and demonstrations in 40 different skills and trades. Around 100,000 visitors from across Denmark and abroad are expected to attend.

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is organized in partnership by Denmark’s Ministry of Children and Education, Herning Municipality, the Central Jutland Region, the Danish Employers' Association, the Trade Union Movement's Main Organization, WorldSkills Denmark, and WorldSkills Europe.