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The WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 1)
30 March to 16 October 2021
various , France
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.
23 April to 4 June 2021
Riga and different vocational education schools in Latvia, Latvia
This year National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsLatvia 2021 will take place online and at present at vocational education schools in Latvia. Competitors will challenge themselves at 21 different professions to see who’s got the best skills. The competition won’t be accessible to the wider public in schools because of the pandemic caused by virus Covid-19, but anyone can follow the progress and see updates of skills competitions at SkillsLatvia Facebook page and State Education Development Agency’s website and Facebook page.
Taitaja2021, Finnish National Skills Competition
18-20 May 2021
various locations and online, Finland
Taitaja competition is the largest annual vocational education event in Finland. In past years, it has attracted over 40 000 visitors annually to take part in the event. In May 2021, the event will be organised in a new way. Instead of one big public event, the competition will be organised in vocational institutes around northern Finland and streamed online. Taitaja2021 Oulu event is organised by Educational Consortium OSAO, together with Skills Finland and several education providers from Northern Finland. The competition for the Finnish championship includes 46 skills categories and 360 competitors.
2021 WorldSkills Hong Kong “Rail Vehicle Technology” Competition – Final
18-20 May 2021
MTR Kowloon Bay Depot, Hong Kong, China
The first time “Rail Vehicle Technology” competition is organized in Hong Kong, and the first time for WorldSkills Hong Kong to cooperate with Mass Transit Railway (MTR) company in organizing and providing profession trainings to winners. 12 out of 40 teams, who were selected at semi-final, will go through a final round of technical examination and compete for the two best teams to receive further trainings and final selection.
Skills Finland Taitaja 2021 International Webinar
19 May 2021
The Taitaja 2021 International Webinar is a great opportunity to hear more about the Finnish and international VET topics as well as build contacts with colleagues from near and far.
The international audience is warmly welcome to participate in the livestream event virtually. Parts of the competition livestream are hosted and presented in English. The program will be updated closer to the event and is free of charge. Please register via the website.
WorldSkills Poland National Competition in Chemical Laboratory Technology
28 May 2021
Grupa Azoty S.A. Research and Development Laboratories, Poland
For the first time in Poland, we will be organizing a National Competition in Chemical Laboratory Technology. The competition will take place on the 28th of May at the Grupa Azoty S.A. Research and Development Laboratories. Grupa Azoty S.A. is the leading Polish chemical industry company and our Partner. The winner will take part in WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
2021 Skills Canada Virtual National Competition
Due to the global pandemic, Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) annual flagship event will be held on a virtual platform, in June 2021. Over 500 students and apprentices from across Canada will be competing virtually in 37 Skill Areas, in six skilled trade and technology sectors. This event will also include fun and interactive challenges for youth across Canada, and an awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. Watch SCC’s social media channels and website for updates.
WorldSkills Poland National Competition
2 June 2021
For the first time in Poland, we will be organising a National Competition in 5 new skills. On the 2nd of June, in Lublin, almost 40 young challengers will be competing in Mechatronics, Industry 4.0, Cloud Computing, Mobile Robotics and Cyber Security. The winners will take part in WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
Studica Mobile Robotics Skills Challenge
14-18 June 2021
An online challenge in Mobile Robotics for all WorldSkills Members to compete, share, learn, be engaged and become prepared for Shanghai 2022.
(Participation via Member only)
Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
21-25 June 2021
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Digital Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal, Digital 2021
21 June to 9 July 2021
digital and remote event, Portugal
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.
16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan
4-5 August 2021
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.
WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show
26-28 August 2021
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
(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.
EuroSkills Graz 2021
22-26 September 2021
Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum Centre, Graz, Austria
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.
2021 56th National Skills Competition Korea
4-11 October 2021
Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea
National Championship LuxSkills2020
8-11 November 2021
18-21 November 2021
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
AustrianSkills 2021 – The Austrian State Championships as qualification for the international professional competitions
The so-called AustrianSkills are the national qualification competitions in which the participants qualify for the international vocational competitions. Based on the level of international competitions, young professionals compete for a ticket to WorldSkills or EuroSkills every two years at the Austrian State Championships.
This year the qualification for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 and EuroSkills 2023 in St. Petersburg will take place from November, 18th to 21st at the Messe Congress Salzburg.
In its own competition halls with approx. 18,000 sqm of competition area, the crème de la crème of the local skilled workers - from the cutting technicians, mechatronic specialists, masons, bakers and carpenters to painters - can be found at the strenuous competition work can be observed. The about 400 participants prove their willingness to work, psychological and physical resilience as well as above-average craftsmanship and technical skills in about 40 different professions.
59th National Skills Competition
17-20 December 2021
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.
WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 2)
13-15 January 2022
Eurexpo, Lyon, France
Held in a single-site the competition will gather all regional champions in a total of 61 skills.
WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022
21-24 March 2022
RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland
SkillsDenmark National Competition
28-30 April 2022
Høng , Denmark
SwissSkills Bern 2022
7-11 September 2022
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.
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.
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
16-20 August 2023
St. Petersburg EXPOFORUM, Russia
WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023
24-28 September 2023
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.