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WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions
2022 to November 2022
The Regional Competitions provide the starting point for all of our competitors and experts with more than 500 Regional Competitions are held in 34 regions across Australia. It tests the skills and knowledge of 5,000+ competitors. The competitions are run across open age competitions and VET in Schools.
SkillsPortugal Digital 2022 – National Digital Skills Competition
2-16 May 2022
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.
Taitaja2022 Pori, Finnish National Skills Competition
16-19 May 2022
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.
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.
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
National Competition Water Technology
30 May to 3 June 2022
IFAT - Munich Trade Fair, Germany
Australian Skills Excellence Forum
3-4 June 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.
didacta - education fair in Cologne
7-11 June 2022
Cologne Trade Fair, Germany
WorldSkills Europe General Assembly 2022
14-17 June 2022
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.
17th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan
27-28 July 2022
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.
SwissSkills Bern 2022
7-11 September 2022
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.
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.
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.
WorldSkills Shanghai 2022
12-17 October 2022
National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) , China
The dates for the 46th WorldSkills Competition, previously scheduled for September 2021 in Shanghai, China, have now been scheduled for 12–17 October 2022. WorldSkills International announced last November the postponement of the championship by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was also agreed that the WorldSkills Conference, which runs parallel to the Competition bringing together leaders in education, government, business, and industry from around the globe, will take place on 13–14 October.
WorldSkills Conference 2022
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.
Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)
17-23 October 2022
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.
WorldSkills Japan 60th National Skills Competition
4-7 November 2022
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.
Startech's Days 2022 - National Skills Competition
13-15 November 2022
Ciney Expo, Wallonia, Belgium
The Startech's Days are our flagship event for promoting technical and technological professions. You will find in one place, for 2 days, dozens of discovery and educational orientation activities in three trade villages, a dozen educational conferences and thirty finals of the National Trades Championship
21-25 November 2022
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.
6th National Olympiad of Technical Skills
21-25 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.
WorldSkills ASEAN 2023
22-27 July 2023
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
WorldSkills ASEAN is the largest showcase of professional and technical skills in the ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region and brings the objectives of the WorldSkills movement to Southeast Asia. The skills competition was initiated by an agreement among ASEAN member countries in 1993 and aims to promote and raise skills standards in the ASEAN region to an international level, as well as to motivate youths to develop their skills and knowledge. ASEAN member countries take turns to host the biennial WorldSkills ASEAN Competition. For the first time, Singapore will be hosting the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN Competition from 22-27 July 2023 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The competition will see top youth talents from the 10 ASEAN member countries competing in 22 skills areas. Apart from the skills competition, WorldSkills ASEAN Singapore 2023 will also feature interactive activities to promote skills and a skilled career to youths and the public.
EuroSkills St Petersburg 2023 (Cancelled)
WITHDRAWN FROM RUSSIA – NEW HOST ANNOUNCED JUNE 2022.
WorldSkills Australia National Championship
17-19 August 2023
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
The WorldSkills National Championships are run every two years and are Australia’s largest and most successful vocational education excellence competition. The event showcases over 60 skill categories and brings together hundreds of our nation’s best apprentices, trainees, educators, employers, and industry professionals to compete for the title of national champion in each skill category. The showcase event creates an interactive and engaging environment for tens of thousands of school aged children, their families, industry associations and employer groups. Those attending experience an un-matched variety of skilled trades and technology careers under the one roof and can watch the competitions, participate in Try-a-Skill demonstrations, and network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.
WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023
24-28 September 2023
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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
• 40 skills
• several try-a-skill areas
• 400 young professionals
• 18.000 m² competition area
WorldSkills Lyon 2024
10-15 September 2024
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.