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If you think our calendar is missing an event, please contact Oliver Dubois du Bellay, Projects and Member Services Coordinator.

June 2021

  1. The WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 1)

    30 March to 16 October 2021

    various , France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    Skills competitions will take place in 13 regions in 56 skills throughout France in all types of training centres, vocational schools, partner companies, etc. This is an unprecedented experience and format to maintain the general competition dynamic and support the WorldSkills France ecosystem.
    At the end of competitions in PHASE 1, competitors obtain a score representing 20 to 50% of the final score to be completed during NATIONAL FINALS PHASE 2 due to take place on a single-site in Lyon at Eurexpo in January 2022.

  2. SkillsUSA TECHSPO

    5 May to 24 June 2021

    Virtual Event, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA TECHSPO is always one of the highlights of an in-person NLSC, an opportunity for members to engage directly with partners from industry and education. The 2021 TECHSPO event is being held virtually and features business and industry partners that initially engaged with SkillsUSA’s “Connect to My Future” Career Conference participants when the event was launched in early May. This virtual trade show will continue throughout the duration of the national conference, ending June 24. It allows every member to interact with partners across dozens of industries.

  3. SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    21-24 June 2021

    Virtual Event, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships will be held virtually in 2021, with localized hands-on elements for select competitions. 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.

  4. Digital Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal, Digital 2021

    21 June to 9 July 2021

    digital and remote event, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    Portuguese people are known as explorers and as people that never say no to a challenge. WorldSkills named 2021 as “the year of innovation”. As an opportunity to develop programmes that offer our young people and their trainers capacity building, while keeping them engaged for the forthcoming European and worldwide competitions. And WorldSkills Portugal is here to answer the challenge and give its contribution to this ongoing digital transition.
    The 1st National Digital Skills Competition is going to take place this year. From June 21st to July 9th, around 250 competitors, aged between 16 and 35, will prove their digital competences in 18 skills.
    Supported by national and worldwide reference partners in the digital area, such as Microsoft, Amazon, CISCO, Google, among others, it will be the 1st WorldSkills Portugal competition totally developed in a digital and distance logic.

July 2021

  1. WorldSkills Japan - Plastic Die Engineering Skill Challenge

    6-9 July 2021

    online, Japan

    plasticdieengineering.jp

    (Member only)
    Given the postponement of WorldSkills Shanghai from 2021 to October 2022 and the postponement or cancelation of many national and regional competitions, WorldSkills Japan has decided to offer a series of skill challenges for Plastic Die Engineering. The Plastic Die Engineering skill challenges will be a shared, competitive, learning experience meant to keep Member countries and regions, and their teams, prepared for Shanghai in 2022.
    As the first step, we will hold open online joint training from 6th July 2021 to 9th July 2021.
    We are also planning to have onsite joint training in Japan for new entry Members after the corona pandemic has settled down.
    If you require any further information please contact Mr Keiichi Furuido, keiichi.furuido.j3e@jp.denso.com.

  2. WorldSkills Europe Online Skills Challenge in Graphic Design Technology

    14 July 2021

    Online

    worldskillseurope.org

    In support of the Year of Innovation, WorldSkills Europe has announced a new Online Skills Challenge in Graphic Design Technology. Open exclusively to WorldSkills Europe and WorldSkills Members, the Online Skills Challenge has been created for young people and experts to compete, share, learn, and become prepared for EuroSkills and WorldSkills Competitions.

    The Challenge has been developed in collaboration with WorldSkills Portugal’s Nuno Viana, who is the Graphic Design Technology Chief Expert for EuroSkills Graz 2021, and WorldSkills Russia’s Andrey Ermakov, who is the Graphic Design Technology Deputy Chief Expert for EuroSkills Graz 2021.

    The event takes place on Wednesday 14 July 2021. A pre-event briefing for Experts will take place on
    Monday 5 July 2021.

    To register competitors to participate, WorldSkills/WorldSkills Europe Experts must contact WorldSkills Europe Competition and IT Coordinator, Jordy de Groot, Jordy.degroot@worldskillseurope.org by Friday 25 June 2021.

  3. SENA Colombia Online Qualifying Competition

    26 July to 13 August 2021

    Various cities and training centers, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    Competitors from all over the country develop small challenges (2-3 hours) from their own training centers and regionals, in an online format. The best competitors in every skill will be selected to participate in the face to face national competition.

August 2021

  1. 16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    4-5 August 2021

    Ehime, Japan

    worldskills.jp

    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. Lincoln Electric Education - Expert Welding Training for WSC

    11 August to 15 September 2021

    digital and onsite training available

    www.lincolnelectric.com

    (Members only)
    As the world's largest global solutions provider in welding, cutting, and joining, LINCOLN ELECTRIC believes in supporting education on many levels, including youth organizations that teach welding and craft. Our mission is to help them improve their work. As a Global Partner of WorldSkills International we want to offer Experts and champions an opportunity to train their qualifying competition directly in the USA, Europe and Africa. Onsite training programmes for Experts and Competitors is scheduled for early 2022.
    In addition to the hands on training we have scheduled 3 online sessions to provide valuable information to Technical Expert related to the standards and requirements of Skill 10.
    Session 1: 11 Aug and 18 Aug (online)
    Session 2: 25 Aug and 1 Sep (online)
    Session 3: 8 Sep and 15 Sep (online)
    Through educational programs, we can inspire young people while informing the industry about the latest technologies in terms of safety, quality and productivity. The LINCOLN ELECTRIC FAMILY is ready to prepare the next generation of champions for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
    Contact Mrs. Dorothee Schmid at DSchmid@lincolnelectric.eu for more information or registration details.

  3. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 1

    17-20 August 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers City: Dosquebradas – Department: Risaralda, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the IT, Construction, Fashion, Cabinetmaking and Welding Skills.

  4. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 2

    24-27 August 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers Ciry: Cali – Department: Valle, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the Industry, Manufacturing, Automobile and Chemical Skills.

  5. WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show

    26-28 August 2021

    Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

    www.worldskills.org.au

    (Rescheduled from August 2020) The WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show 2020 was postponed, and will now take place in August 2021. Forecast to attract over 20,000 visitors, industry leaders, experts and top education providers. Over three action-packed days, visitors will have access to an exciting array of interactive events, workshops and activities. Witnessing over 50 exhilarating skills and trade competitions, while being immersed in cutting edge VR and technology at the new STEM hub, or the opportunity to to Try’aSkill out for themselves in one of the demonstration areas.

  6. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 3

    30 August to 2 September 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers City: Cartagena – Department: Bolivar, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the Social and Personal Services, Jewelry, Accounting and Agriculture Skills.

September 2021

  1. EuroSkills Graz 2021

    22-26 September 2021

    Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum Centre, Graz, Austria

    www.euroskills2021.com

    WorldSkills Europe and the EuroSkills Graz Organizing Committee have confirmed that EuroSkills Graz has been rescheduled for 22–26 September 2021.
    The EuroSkills Graz 2021 team has drawn up extensive measures and developed a well-balanced and extremely comprehensive Covid-19 prevention concept in line with the regulations currently in force in order to host the event in September 2021.

  2. WorldSkills Chinese Taipei 2021 National Skills Week

    29 September to 3 October 2021

    Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

    2021 National Skills Week is to be staged from September 29 through October 3, including National Skills competition and a series of activities--Conference and workshops. The event is scheduled to be organized at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, with opening ceremony September 29 and closing ceremony October 3. This year's National Skills Competition will bring together more than 900 competitors around the island, competing for 52 skills medals. Plus, over 100 Junior Competitors participating in 13 Junior skills. Under the same roof, you can find "try your skills", "career guidance", "future skills" and "be a maker" areas to attract the visitors. The Skills Cooperation conference is to take place in the neighborhood, with speakers and guests from more than 20 countries.

  3. WorldSkills Singapore 2021

    29 September to 8 October 2021

    Singapore, Singapore

    www.worldskills.sg

    WorldSkills Singapore 2021 (WSS 2021) is scheduled from 29 Sep to 8 Oct 2021 to select top medallists to represent Singapore at the regional and international skills competition. Although a national skills competition was conducted in 2020, Singapore will need to conduct another scaled down competition for 19 skills areas where competitors are unable to compete in WSC Shanghai owing to the postponement.

    Similar to past national competitions, the best talents from Singapore’s vocational and technical institutions, and universities will participate in the 3-day competition for a chance to represent Singapore. Competitors representing Singapore at WSC Shanghai in Oct 2022 will comprise of winners from WSS 2020 and WSS 2021.

October 2021

  1. 2021 56th National Skills Competition Korea

    4-11 October 2021

    Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea

  2. The Swedish VET week 2021

    18-24 October 2021

    Sweden

    This is an initiative that comes from the European initiative VET week and is also a part of the national investment in the attractiveness in VET. 2021 will be the first year to announce the Swedish VET week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan). During a yearly week WorldSkills Sweden motivate and try to inspire partners and stakeholders to focus and do activities to increase the attractiveness and status of VET education. Industries, VET educations, teachers, pupils are some of the target groups.

November 2021

  1. Startech’s Days 2021

    8-9 November 2021

    Ciney Expo, Wallonia, Belgium, Belgium

    www.worldskills.be

    10.000 m2 event area
    Finals in 25 skills Qualification for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022
    Erasmus +: participation of France & Romania in 8 Skills
    10 conferences – Topic: Steam
    100 “Try a skill” in 3 areas : Technical Area / Technological and scientific Area / Digital & Mathematical Area

  2. National Championship LuxSkills2020

    8-11 November 2021

    Luxembourg

    www.worldskills.lu

  3. AustrianSkills 2021

    18-21 November 2021

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    www.skillsaustria.at

    AustrianSkills are the national qualification competitions in which the participants qualify for the international vocational competitions. The Austrian Occupational Skills National Championship are coordinated by SkillsAustria in cooperation with the specialist organisations and the vocational schools:
    • Based on the level of international competitions
    • 40 Skills & 3 Try-A-Skill Areas
    • Approximately 400 young professionals
    • 18.000 m² Competition Area
    • Qualification for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 and EuroSkills St. Petersburg 2023
    • Take place every two years
    • 3-day specialist competition at international, standardized competition level
    • Multiple participations are possible

December 2021

  1. WorldSkills Japan 59th National Skills Competition

    17-20 December 2021

    Tokyo, Japan

    worldskills.jp

    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. It also serves as a qualifying event for the WorldSkills Competition in some skills.

January 2022

  1. WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 2)

    13-15 January 2022

    Eurexpo, Lyon, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    Held in a single-site the competition will gather all regional champions in a total of 61 skills.

February 2022

  1. Regional School Skills Championships

    February 2022

    Regional, Norway

    www.worldskills.no

    National competition for high school students in vocational programs. Age 17-19. Selection for the Norwegian School Skills Championships

March 2022

  1. WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022

    21-24 March 2022

    RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland

    www.wsilive.ie

April 2022

  1. Norwegian School Skills Championships

    4-8 April 2022

    Norway

    www.worldskills.no

    National competition for high school students in vocational programs. Age 17-19.

  2. SkillsDenmark National Competition

    28-30 April 2022

    Høng , Denmark

    skillsdenmark.dk

May 2022

  1. LuxSkills 2022

    2-4 May 2022

    LuxExpo The Box, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    www.worldskills.lu

    National skills competition for WorldSkills Luxembourg.

  2. Swedish National Championship, Yrkes-SM 2022

    10-12 May 2022

    Arenastaden Växjö, the city of Växjö, Sweden, Sweden

    www.yrkessm.se

    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.

June 2022

  1. SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    20-24 June 2022

    Atlanta, GA, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    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.

September 2022

  1. SwissSkills Bern 2022

    7-11 September 2022

    Bern, Switzerland

    www.swiss-skills.ch

    At the SwissSkills Bern 2022, competitions in 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 100 professions to gather inspiration for their professional future.

  2. Norwegian National Skills Competition

    26-28 September 2022

    Kristiansand, Agder County, Norway

    www.worldskills.no

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

October 2022

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

    12-17 October 2022

    National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) , China

    worldskills2022.com

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Conference 2022

    13-14 October 2022

    NECC, Shanghai , China

    worldskillsconference.com

    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.

July 2023

  1. WorldSkills ASEAN 2023

    22-27 July 2023

    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

    worldskillsasean.org

    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.

August 2023

  1. EuroSkills St Petersburg 2023

    16-20 August 2023

    St. Petersburg EXPOFORUM, Russia

    worldskillseurope.org

September 2023

  1. WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023

    24-28 September 2023

    Dublin, Ireland

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.