If you think our calendar is missing an event, please contact Oliver Dubois du Bellay, Projects and Member Services Coordinator.
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.
WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition
2022 to November 2022
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.
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 (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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
Taitaja2023 Espoo / Finnish National Skills Competition
8-11 May 2023
Ilmatar 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.
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.
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.
EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023
5-9 September 2023
AMBEREXPO, Gdańsk, Poland
EuroSkills Gdansk 2023 is scheduled to take place between 5-9 September 2023 at AMBEREXPO Gdańsk. Poland expects to welcome 600 skilled young professionals from 31 countries to the event to participate in competitions and host demonstration events in 45-50 different skills. Around 100,000 visitors from across Poland and abroad are expected to attend.Gdańsk is the capital and largest city of the Pomerania Province in Poland. A popular tourist, cultural, business and academic centre, the city is Poland's principal seaport and the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 will be organised in partnership by Poland’s Foundation For The Development Of The Education System (FRSE), WorldSkills Poland, the City of Gdańsk and AMBEREXPO Gdańsk.
WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023
25-28 September 2023
WorldSkills Asia Kuala Lumpur 2023
19-23 October 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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.