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Past Events


June 2023

  1. WorldSkills Dominican Republic 2023

    June 2023

    Various locations, Dominican Republic

    The National Skills Competition will choose the Competitors who will attend WorldSkills Americas 2023 Competition in November.

May 2023

  1. 2023 Skills Canada National Competition

    25-26 May 2023

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is an ideal way to connect with tomorrow’s workforce and to discover new and exciting careers. SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 45 skilled trade and technology competitions. By providing a forum where Canadians can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on experience for skilled trade and technology careers.

  2. National Skills Competition WorldSkills Croatia 2023

    10-12 May 2023

    Zagreb, Croatia

    From May 10 to 12, 2023, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education in Zagreb is organizing the National Skills Competition WorldSkills Croatia 2023, the largest educational event in the Republic of Croatia and the largest competition in this part of Europe.
    Around 400 of the best students from VET schools, accompanied and supported by their teachers, will compete in 46 Skills in an area of more than 14,000 m2 during the three days. This year, competitors from 2 new disciplines - Nutri-vita and Tourist destination - will participate in the competition and more than 10.000 visitors, including students from more than 100 elementary schools are expected to visit the competition. WorldSkills Croatia connects VET schools, numerous partners and employers. The participation of business representatives is one of the key ways to achieve the long-term goal - increasing the employability of VET students. Also, with their participation, employers contribute to social responsibility for the development of the educational system. We believe that the WorldSkills Croatia competition will remain an important link in the popularization of vocational skills and thus contribute to the Croatian education system, the economy and, ultimately, the quality of life in Croatia.

  3. Jobs Tournament Final (Yrkeskampen)

    10 May 2023

    Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg, Sweden

    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.

  4. Taitaja2023 Espoo / Finnish National Skills Competition

    8-11 May 2023

    Metro Arena, Espoo, Finland

    Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2023, the event is organised by Omnia (the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo region) together with Skills Finland and their partners. Taitaja aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The event is free of charge and open for public.

  5. SkillsUSA National Signing Day

    4 May 2023

    United States of America

    SkillsUSA National Signing Day will be held on May 4 to celebrate high school seniors and college/postsecondary students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in any of the skilled trades. Local SkillsUSA chapters are encouraged to host a signing day event by inviting business partners, school administrators, teachers, elected officials, SkillsUSA alumni, family and friends to honor students signing “letters of intent” for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

April 2023

  1. 1st Cycle of WorldSkills Academy Courses Chile - Registration

    3-20 April 2023

    Online, Chile

    Start of registration April 03 - 20, 2023
    Start of courses May 02, 2023
    Courses offered only in Spanish language.

  2. SkillsLatvia 2023

    3-6 April 2023

    Riga, Latvia

    National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsLatvia 2023 will gather young professionals for the sixth time to discover the best skills and professional education talents in Latvia. This year there will be 19 different skills competitions. Anyone can attend the event, try a skill and experience the great opportunities that VET provides. See you at SkillsLatvia 2023!

  3. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2023

    April to June 2023

    Hong Kong, China

    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2023 is now open for application. It is a series of local skills competitions which provide a platform for young people to showcase skills excellence and challenge themselves against professional standards and skills. Upon further training and selection, winners of this competition will have a chance to represent Hong Kong in WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

March 2023

  1. 10th International Abilympics

    24-25 March 2023

    Parc des Expositions de l’Eurométropôle de Metz, France

    Abilympics France will meet you for the 10th International Abylimpics, the skills Global Competition for disabled people Organised by the Abilympics France association in partnership with WorldSkills France, this major event will meet nearly 1500 participants (contestants, judges, experts...) and 50 000 visitors over 2 days, within the exhibition centre of the Metz Eurometropole. Candidates of the French Abilympics team will be 34 to represent their passions, their jobs and their country’s colours against the exceptional skills of the other participants coming from about 30 nations.

  2. Grand Est Regional Finals - France

    23-25 March 2023

    Parc des Expositions de l’Eurométropôle de Metz, France

    Organized on a single or multi-site site in French regions, in partnership with the regions of France, professional, educational and training establishments, regional finals allow young people to distinguish themselves in their discipline, during technical tests to be carried out in a limited time, under the supervision of juries made up of professionals and trainers.

  3. Skills The Finals - The Netherlands

    23-24 March 2023

    RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Skills The Finals is the National Championship for craftmanship. Dutch talents measure their strengths against each other in more than 60 professions. Who will be the best in The Netherlands in his or her field?

  4. WorldSkills Thailand National Competition 2023

    22-24 March 2023

    Various Locations, Thailand

    The Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour will organize the National Final during 22-24 March 2023 in multi-site including Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Chonburi Province. This event will bring around 350 young talents to compete against each other in 26 professions.

  5. EmiratesSkills - The National Competition 2023

    13-15 March 2023

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

    The National Competition is the UAE premier event that celebrates the outstanding Emirati talents in technical and vocational skills inspiring the young generation to get passionate about new trades and embrace technology based career pathways. Annually the Competition attracts UAE Nationals, both young men and women, to compete in the field of craftsmanship and technology and be evaluated by a technical committee and internationally accredited experts based on the standards and judging criteria of WorldSkills organization.

  6. WorldSkills Asia General Assembly Incheon 2023

    8-10 March 2023

    Grand Sheraton, Incheon, Korea

  7. 45th edition of Portugal's National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal Portimão 2023

    7-12 March 2023

    Portimão Arena, Portimão, Portugal

    In 2023, the Algarve region, in Portimão, will host the event. The 45th National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal – Portimão 2023, takes place from 7 to 12 March 2023 at the Portimão Arena, under the theme: “The Professions and Sustainable Development Goals”, with around 400 highly qualified young people who will compete with each other in 55 skills.
    SkillsPortugal Portimão 2023 aims to raise awareness of young people, families, companies and other employers, and citizens in general, to the importance of excellent professional qualification as a highly promoter of employability and as a driving force for productivity and economic growth.
    The young medalists at this national stage will be able to represent Portugal in the 8th edition of EuroSkills, which will take place in September 2023, in Gdansk, Poland and in the 46th edition of the WorldSkills, which will take place in Lyon, France in September 2024.

  8. WorldSkills International Extraordinary General Assembly

    1 March 2023


    Board Election.

February 2023

  1. WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards

    23 February 2023

    Virtual, United Kingdom

    Join WorldSkills UK to celebrate those who are championing diversity and inclusion within their organizations and the technical education sector in the UK in a glittering virtual ceremony hosted by award-winning broadcaster, journalist and presenter Marverine Cole.

  2. WorldSkills Europe Competition Preparation Meeting

    21-24 February 2023

    Gdansk, Poland

  3. “DM I Skills” - National Skills Competition WorldSkills Denmark 2023

    2-4 February 2023

    MesseC, Fredericia, Denmark

    From February 2nd to 4th, 2023, WorldSkills Denmark will host the National Skills Competition in Denmark, this the largest educational event in Denmark.
    Around 300 of the best students from VET schools and companies will compete in 45 Skills during the three days.
    We expect more than 50.000 visitors doing the three days.
    Students from more than 100 elementary schools are expected to visit our competition.
    WorldSkills Denmark and our national competition is an important link in the popularization of vocational skills in Denmark.

December 2022

  1. NTA Trinidad & Tobago webinar: "Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Among Students"

    8 December 2022

    Online, Trinidad and Tobago

    The National Training Agency (NTA), Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to invite you to its upcoming webinar, "Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Among Students", which will be presented by Dr. Abede J. Mack - Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (AST)

November 2022

  1. SkillsPoland 2022

    23-25 November 2022

    AMBEREXPO, Gdańsk, Poland

    The biggest national competition in Poland. National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsPoland 2022 will happen for the second time. The competition will challenge young professionals at approx. 20 different skills to discover the best skills and professional education talents in Poland.

  2. WorldSkills Italy - Piemonte competition 2022

    23-24 November 2022

    Lingotto fiere, Turin, Italy, Italy

    In 2014 Agenzia Piemonte Lavoro on behalf of Regione Piemonte, joined the WorldSkills community in Italy.
    Agenzia Piemonte Lavoro is the regional agency which coordinates the public employment offices of Piedmont region and it implements regional labour policies.
    The 5th edition of WorldSkills Italy - Piemonte competition will be organized in Turin the 23rd and 24th of November 2022. More then 80 expert, 150 competitors, and 50 educators in 15 skills are involved. During the 2 days competition, more then 10.000 visitors are expected to enjoy the show.
    WorldSkills Italy – Piemonte competition 2022 is organized in the framework of IOLAVORO, the biggest Italian job fair.

  3. 6th National Olympiad of Technical Skills

    14-18 November 2022


    WorldSkills Chile projects the participation of more than 60 national educational institutions, and the participation of 700 competitors in more than 20 technical skills.
    Pre-registration starts on April 20 until May 31, 2022.

  4. Startech's Days 2022

    13-15 November 2022

    Ciney Expo (Rue du Marché Couvert, 3, 5590 Ciney), Belgium

    The Startech's Days are our flagship event for promoting technical and technological professions. You will find in one place, for 3 days, dozens of discovery and educational orientation activities in three trade villages, a dozen educational conferences and thirty finals of the National Trades Championship

  5. WorldSkills Japan 60th National Skills Competition

    4-7 November 2022

    Chiba, Japan

    The Japanese National Skills Competition is a competition in which young skilled workers age 23 or under (except for a few job trades) pit their skills against each other. The purpose of this is to encourage the development of skilled workers of the next generation.

October 2022

  1. Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)

    17-23 October 2022

    National, Sweden

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Conference 2022 (Cancelled)

    13-14 October 2022

    NECC, Shanghai , China

    The WorldSkills Conference 2022, running in parallel to the WorldSkills Competition, brings together leaders in education, government, business, and industry from around the globe to share best practice and learn about global trends and issues found in Vocational Education and Training (VET), skills demand, skills of the future as well as skills excellence and development.

  3. WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 (Cancelled)

    12-17 October 2022

    National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) , China

    The cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 was announced on 31 May 2022. The current lockdowns in Shanghai and ongoing pandemic prevention and control restrictions in China made hosting the event not possible in 2022.

September 2022

  1. Norwegian National Skills Competition

    26-28 September 2022

    Kristiansand, Agder County, Norway

    WorldSkills Norway hosts the National Skill Championships for apprentices and young skilled workers.

  2. WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022

    13-15 September 2022

    RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland

    Believing that ‘skills drive the future’, World Skills know that choosing careers is one of the most important decisions a young person will make. So where do young students go to get hands-on experience and learn about skills-based careers? Introducing World Skills Ireland Live.
    Over three action-packed days, World Skills Ireland Live will facilitate an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through competitions, interactive events and demonstrations. It is an event that will inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents for the securement of their own future, and of Ireland’s.

  3. SwissSkills Bern 2022

    7-11 September 2022

    Bern, Switzerland

    At the SwissSkills Bern 2022, competitions in 85 different skills take place at the same time in the same place. Visitors will be given the opportunity to look over the shoulders of young professionals from well over 150 professions to gather inspiration for their professional future.

  4. WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

    September to November 2022

    Various countries

    On 31 May, WorldSkills International in agreement with WorldSkills Members, WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 Executive Bureau, and WorldSkills China, announced the cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 due to the pandemic.
    Following this decision, WorldSkills International and its Members and Global Partners immediately began planning alternative opportunities for the Competitors preparing for WorldSkills Competition 2022.
    The expertise and resourcefulness of the WorldSkills global network will collaborate to host the official skill competitions in a variety of countries and regions. These skill competitions are collectively known as WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE). This will be the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
    Further detail on locations will be released in the coming weeks.

August 2022

  1. WorldSkills Asia Online Mobile Robotics Competition 2022

    10-11 August 2022


    This Mobile Robotics Online Skill Competition is open to WorldSkills Asia and all WorldSkills International Member Organizations. This competition is lightly based on the Shanghai 2022 Challenge.

July 2022

  1. 17th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    27-28 July 2022

    Hiroshima, Japan

    This competition is for youths, 20 years old or younger, who are currently learning skills at vocational abilities development institutions, technical high schools or other such institutes of learning and have not started work. The purpose of this is to provide them with goals and widen the horizons of young skilled people.

  2. Australian Skills Excellence Forum

    22-23 July 2022

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    The Australian Skills Excellence Forum looks to provide Australian apprentices, trainees and students who have embraced skills excellence an opportunity to refine their excellence skills as well as development additional ‘soft skills’ which will enable them to become future business leaders within Australia’s skilled environment. It also provides skill development practitioners the opportunity to enhance their mentoring and professional skills by providing them an opportunity to work with young Australians in an intimate setting with a sole focus on skills excellence. The event involves a day of specific focus on refining their skill followed by a day of sessions aiming to provide personal and professional development ensuring participants have the job-ready skills and leadership qualities industry requires of its future leaders.

  3. WorldSkills Thailand Regional Competition 2022

    20-22 July 2022

    4 venues in 4 regions of Thailand namely Chon Buri Province, Phitsanulok Province, Ubon Ratchathani Province and Surat Thani Province. , Thailand

    This competition aims to provide opportunities for youth from all regions of Thailand to showcase their talents in 25 different skill areas, with the winners going on to compete in the WorldSkills Thailand Competition 2023 (the 29th National Skill Competition) in the first quarter of next year.

June 2022

  1. SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    20-24 June 2022

    Atlanta, GA, United States of America

    SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships will be held in-person in 2022. Along with all of our competitive events, the conference will also include SkillsUSA TECHSPO, delegate sessions, national officer elections and many opportunities for leadership development, professional development and member/chapter recognition.

  2. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly 2022

    14-17 June 2022

    Krakow, Poland

  3. didacta - education fair in Cologne

    7-11 June 2022

    Cologne Trade Fair, Germany

May 2022

  1. National Competition Water Technology

    30 May to 3 June 2022

    IFAT - Munich Trade Fair, Germany

  2. European Albert Einstein Cup of Software Development and Mobile Applications Development (Skills IT Software Solution for Business and Mobile App Development)

    30 May to 2 June 2022

    Albert Einstein Gymnasium Neubrandenburg, Germany

    The Albert Einstein Cup 2022 will be hosted for the third time between May 30 and June 2, 2022, in the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
    This competition serves as an Open European Championships in Skill 09 - IT Software Solutions for Business and also in the new Skill 08 - Mobile Applications Development.
    Twelve competitors from France, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany, as well as international competitors from Ghana and India, test their skill at the WorldSkills level.
    All sessions of the competition, the Opening and the Closing Ceremony will be streamed live on Youtube – .

  3. Skills Finland International Webinar - Towards Vocational Excellence and Global Competence

    17 May 2022

    Online / Pori, Finland

    This year, the Finnish national skills competition Taitaja2022 will be organised in Pori, Finland. As part of the event, there is a free, international seminar, which can be attended virtually from all over the world. The main themes of the seminar are wrapped around the following questions: Could VET and vocational excellence be an integrative part of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development and innovation? How is global competence developed and boosted? The seminar is a great opportunity to hear more about the Finnish and international VET topics. See the program and register for the online event above.

  4. Taitaja2022 Pori, Finnish National Skills Competition

    16-19 May 2022

    Pori, Finland

    Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland, held this year in Pori. The event aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. As part of the event, there is a free, international seminar held, which can be participated virtually from all over the world. Unfortunately, international competitors cannot be included in the competition this year.

  5. Jobs Tournament Final

    11 May 2022

    Fortnox Arena, Sweden

    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.

  6. Swedish National Championship, Yrkes-SM 2022

    10-12 May 2022

    Arenastaden Växjö, the city of Växjö, Sweden, Sweden

    The Swedish Vocational Championships are Sweden's largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education. 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.

  7. National Skills Competition of VET Students – WorldSkills Croatia 2022

    10-12 May 2022

    Zagreb Fair, Zagreb, Croatia

    National Skills Competition of VET – WorldSkills Croatia is the biggest event in Croatia in area of education and training and biggest skills competitions in SE Europe. It will be held for the third time at the Zagreb Fair in May 2022. Main goal of this event is promotion of innovation and excellence of VET, importance of vocations skills and linking the vocational education system with labour market. This event also aims to attract more students from primary schools and strengthen the image, visibility an attractiveness of vocational education among students, parents, primary school teachers and in society. If pandemic situation allows, event will be open for public – visitors national and international.
    • 6 pavilions and more than 15.000 m2
    • 41 skills
    • 350 competitors
    • 300 + experts and mentors
    • 40 + partners

  8. Swedish Vocational Championships

    10-12 May 2022

    Växjö, Sweden

    The Vocational Championships are Sweden's largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education. Through a large and content-rich competition and exhibition event every two years, hundreds of Sweden's most professional young people compete and measure their strengths against each other in around 60 professions. During three intensive days, schools and the general public are offered free access to the event to have the opportunity to watch, ask questions and try out different professions for themselves. The Vocational Championships are large, the total event area often occupies an area of about 40,000 m².

  9. National Competition IT Network Systems Administration

    9-13 May 2022

    ECKD - Kassel, Germany

  10. SkillsPortugal Digital 2022 – National Digital Skills Competition

    2-16 May 2022

    on-line, Portugal

    Empowered by WorldSkills Portugal, this second edition of SkillsPortugal Digital aims to develop a National Digital Skills Competition, according to the guidelines of WorldSkills International, and with the following objectives:
    • affirm the “brand” SkillsPortugal Digital on the national VET scenario, in parallel with the face-to-face skills competitions;
    • have an incubator of competitors for the face-to-face skills competitions;
    • raise society's awareness of the importance of qualifications in the digital area;
    • make a contribution to reinforcing the digitalization of companies, aiming at greater competitiveness and resilience;
    • enhance partnerships and synergies with leading companies at national and global level in the digital area;
    • embodying European and national guidelines on digital education and training;
    • give visibility to the intervention, investment and work developed by all education and training operators in the digital area;
    • through WorldSkills Portugal, comply with WorldSkills International guidelines on innovative competitive activities to promote skills competitions and qualifications.
    This second edition will have 21 skills in competition and an estimated number of 200 competitors.