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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 2024

  1. SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference

    24-28 June 2024

    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    www.nlsc.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) is the largest gathering of America’s future skilled workforce and the ultimate recognition of excellence in career and technical education. Held in Atlanta each June, the NLSC is a week-long celebration of the skilled trades and the accomplishments of career-ready leaders from across the United States. The event brings together more than 16,000 attendees, including students, instructors, industry partners, government officials, administrators and more.

September 2024

  1. WorldSkills Lyon 2024

    10-15 September 2024

    Lyon, France

    worldskills2024.com

    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.

  2. SkillsUSA's Washington Leadership Training Institute

    21-25 September 2024

    Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    Held in Washington, D.C., each September, SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute conference (WLTI) offers students and advisors from across the country unique opportunities to advocate for the skilled trades while receiving advanced leadership training.

October 2024

  1. Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)

    14-20 October 2024

    Countrywide, Sweden

    www.worldskills.se

    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 Norway NationalChampionship

    22-25 October 2024

    Førde, West coast region, Norway

    National Championships, Education fairs, Try a Skill, Seminars.

November 2024

  1. 46th National Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal Norte 2024

    12-16 November 2024

    EuroParque, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    From the 12th to the 16th November 2024, Portugal will held the 46th edition of Portugal's National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal Norte 2024. These Skills Competitions are held every 2 years, rotating between the various regions of the country.
    In 2024, Santa Maria da Feira, in the North region, will host the event. The 46th National Skills Competition takes place under the theme: “Where there´s a skill, you find your North”, with around 600 highly qualified young people who will compete with each other in 64 skills.
    SkillsPortugal Norte 2024 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 9th edition of EuroSkills, in September 2025, in Herning, Denmark and in the 48th edition of the WorldSkills, in Shanghai, China, in September 2026.

  2. LKDF Forum 2024

    13-14 November 2024

    Kitwe, Zambia

    lkdfacility.org

    The LKDF Forum 2024 will focus on "Skills for Sustainable Raw Materials: Creating Jobs for the Green and Digital Transition." The forum is a unique opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, explore the latest industry trends, and connect with experts and peers. Together, we will delve into sustainable practices and the future of mining, working to shape a sustainable future for the industry.

  3. Startech's Days 2024

    17-20 November 2024

    WEX, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

    www.worldskillsbelgium.be

    Startech’s Days – November 17, 18 & 19
    - 20.000m2 event area dedicated to technical, technological & scientific skills:
    - Finals in 30 skills - Qualification for EuroSkills Herning 2025
    - International Challenge – 15-20 International competitors in 10 Skills
    - 100 “try a Skills” in 5 areas: Technical Area; Technological & Digital Area; STEAM Area, Horeca Area; Transports Area
    - 5-10 conferences
    - 1 Orientation, Guidance area
    - International Delegation
    - Ministerial Visits
    - 8200 visitors (2022) - 10.000 (2023)

    Closing Ceremony – November 20
    - Medal Ceremony
    - 30 Belgian podium + International Podiums
    - 700 guests
    - Minister of Education and Training
    - Minister of employment

  4. WorldSkills Asia 8th General Assembly Chinese Taipei 2024

    19-20 November 2024

    Courtyard Taipei by Marriott, Chinese Taipei

    www.worldskillsasia.net

April 2025

  1. WorldSkills Africa Livingstone 2025

    7-12 April 2025

    Livingstone, Zambia

May 2025

  1. Taitaja2025 Turku - Finnish National Skills Competition

    5-8 May 2025

    Turku, Finland

    Almost 50 skills, over 400 competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2025, the event is organised by Turku Vocational Institute 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.

June 2025

  1. 2025 WorldSkills Australia National Championships & Skills Show

    12-14 June 2025

    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Description, Queensland, Australia

    www.worldskills.org.au

    Witness the greatness, discover the potential, and explore the skills excellence on display at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships!
    The National Championships is Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competition. Held over three days, 500 National competitors showcase and benchmark their skills on the national stage competing against their industry peers from around the country. The Nationals Championships will be held in conjunction with the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo and will showcase over 60 skills in 16,500sqm of exhibition space at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

September 2025

  1. EuroSkills Herning 2025

    8-14 September 2025

    MCH Messecenter, Herning, Denmark

    euroskills2025.com

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is the ninth edition of the biennial EuroSkills Competition – the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in Europe.

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is scheduled to take place from 8 to 14 September 2025 at MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark. The event will welcome more than 700 skilled young professionals under the age of 25 from 32 countries to participate in competitions and demonstrations in 40 different skills and trades. Around 100,000 visitors from across Denmark and abroad are expected to attend.

    EuroSkills Herning 2025 is organized in partnership by Denmark’s Ministry of Children and Education, Herning Municipality, the Central Jutland Region, the Danish Employers' Association, the Trade Union Movement's Main Organization, WorldSkills Denmark, and WorldSkills Europe.

October 2025

  1. WorldSkills General Assembly Dubrovnik 2025

    13-16 October 2025

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

November 2025

  1. AustrianSkills 2025

    November 2025

    Austria

    www.skillsaustria.at

    AustrianSkills are the Austrian State Championships of Professions where almost 50 competitors 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, vocational schools and more than 250 partners. During three days around 500 young professionals will show their skills and visitors will get their chance to participate in several “try-a-skill” areas. The nationals are open for public.

    • takes place every two years
    • 3-day competition
    • based on the level of international competitions
    • qualification for WorldSkills Shanghai 2026 and EuroSkills Düsseldorf 2027

    Approximately:
    • 50 skills
    • several try-a-skill areas
    • 500 young professionals
    • 21.000 m² competition area

September 2026

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2026

    September 2026

    Shanghai, China

May 2027

  1. Taitaja & Abilympics Helsinki 2027

    3-7 May 2027

    Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Finland

    International Abilympics competition for people with special needs or disabilities will be organised for the first time in Finland. Skills Finland and its partners organise the event simultaneously with national skills competition Taitaja.

September 2027

  1. EuroSkills Düsseldorf 2027 - SKILLS! Shape Your Future

    22-26 September 2027

    Düsseldorf, Germany

    This time – and for the first time ever – two countries, Germany and Luxembourg, are working together to create something major. With this partnership we want to break new ground, cross boundaries and drive innovation forward. EuroSkills Düsseldorf 2027 shall inspire more young people all over Europe to think about their futures and leave a lasting positive impression on their attitudes towards skill-based education. We are keen on international exchange, on the development and training of educational centres and educational personnel. We want everyone involved to learn from and with each other.