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February 2020

  1. Regional Skills Competitions

    15 January 2020 - 15 March 2020

    France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    Regional events take place between January and March 2020 at various locations throughout the country, please see website for exact dates and additional information.

March 2020

  1. Skills The Finals

    4-6 March 2020

    leeuwarden, Netherlands

    www.skillsthefinals.nl

  2. Emirates Skills National Competition

    15-17 March 2020

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

    www.actvet.gov.ae

  3. WorldSkills Europe Competition Preparation Meeting

    16-19 March 2020

    Graz, Austria

  4. GCC Skills

    22-25 March 2020

    Kuwait

    www.worldskillsgcc.org

    The exact location is to be confirmed.

  5. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    23-24 March 2020

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    www.worldskillsbelgium.be

    Startech’s Days is the most important skills promotion event in Belgium. The event is organized around 30 competitions, 70 try-a-skills, as well as various conferences and workshops. This year’s focus is on STEM.

April 2020

  1. WorldSkills Ghana Zonal Skills Competition

    5-7 April 2020

    Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi & Accra Technical University (ATU), Accra, Ghana

    cotvet.gov.gh

    WorldSkills Ghana presents zonal skills competition as a pre-event selection to National Skills competition. This serves as a platform in promoting "the need for skills" and gives opportunity for skilled young people to compete among themselves. The zonal skills competition is divided into the Northern zone and the southern zone. The venue for the former is at Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi and the latter is Accra Technical University (ATU), Accra.

May 2020

  1. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2020 Jyväskylä

    11-14 May 2020

    Jyväskylä, Finland, Finland

    www.taitaja2020.fi

    • Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. The event aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The host city of the event changes every year and in 2020 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Jyväskylä.

  2. 2nd National Competition WorldSkills Croatia

    12-14 May 2020

    Zagreb, Croatia

    www.worldskillscroatia.hr

    WorldSkills Croatia 2020 is the National Skills Competition of Vocational School Students and the largest education event in Croatia and skills competition in this part of Europe. It is organised for a second year, after a successful launch in 2019 which was marked by following numbers: • 3 days • 5 pavilions • 23 partner companies • 34 host schools • 44 skills and try-a-skill activities • more than 60 media publications • 200 assessors • more than 200 vocational schools • more than 200 primary schools • more than 350 competitors • more than 350 mentors • more than 12,000 visitors • 15.000 m2

  3. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2020

    15-16 May 2020

    Hong kong, Hong Kong, China

    www.worldskillshongkong.org

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2020, Vocational and Professional Education Training (VPET) International Conference 2020, and VTC International STEM Student’s Forum and Exchange Progamme 2020. As in 2017, it is expected that this mega event will attract more than 20,000 visitors. The theme will be ‘Skilling for the Future’. The VPET International Conference 2020 aims at raising the profile of VPET in the region and connect international and local delegates from the government, enterprises, and education institutions. Renowned speakers from different countries will be invited to shed light on future skills and workforce and share their insights on future talent strategies with participants in several plenary and break-out thematic sessions. The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2020 will be inviting participation from overseas teams and it will be a platform for young competitors to showcase their talents, gain exposure and network.

  4. National Skills Competition Belarus

    19-22 May 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    worldskills.by

    In May of 2020, the 4th National Skills Competition - “WorldSkills Belarus 2020” - will be held in Minsk. The Competition combine Competitions in more than 35 professional competencies, such as: construction technologies, production and engineering technologies, information and communication technologies, transport and logistics, social and personal services, and creative professions and fashion. The competition will bring together more than 300 students, and young workers from all regions of the country.

  5. National Finals Preparation Seminar

    21-23 May 2020

    Paris, Ile-De-France, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

  6. Skills Canada National Competition

    27-30 May 2020

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Skills/Compétences Canada will host the 26th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Vancouver. During the two days of competition, Canada’s best students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies will compete with the goal of becoming the national champion in their respective discipline. SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. The event welcomes over 550 competitors participating in over 40 skilled trade and technology Skill Areas. SCNC brings together industry, government and education representatives and up to 7,500 student visitors who will participate in over 50 Try-a-Trade® and Technology activities and interactive demonstrations on our Essential Skills Stage. Through SCNC, Skills/Compétences Canada seeks to raise awareness about the skilled trade and technology sectors to Canadian youth and their influencers. SCNC Vancouver 2020 is a Selection year for WorldSkills Team Canada 2021 to compete at the WorldSkills Competition being held in Shanghai, China.

June 2020

  1. WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition

    25-27 June 2020

    TBA, Ghana

    cotvet.gov.gh

    Ghana National Skills competition is the major Skills Competition event in Ghana which brings all the skilled young competitors who emerged as the best in various skill areas in the zonal level to compete among themselves. This event also provides World Skills Ghana the opportunity to select best emerged competitors to compete in the WorldSkills Africa, Namibia 2020 and subsequently to WorldSkills Competition, Shanghai, 2021.

July 2020

  1. WorldSkills Americas 2020

    20-24 July 2020

    Dominican Republic

    One set of Skill Competitions will be hosted in the Dominican Republic from the 20th to the 24th of July, and another set of Skill Competitions will be held in Guatemala from the 26th to the 31st of October.

  2. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020

    25-30 July 2020

    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

  3. Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    29-30 July 2020

    Hiroshima, Japan

    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.

August 2020

  1. WorldSkills Australia National Competition and Skills Show

    13-15 August 2020

    Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

    www.skillsshow.org.au

    Skills Show Australia 2020 - Forecast to attract over 20,000 visitors, industry leaders, experts and top education providers over three action packed days. Skills Show Australia 2020 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

September 2020

  1. SwissSkills 2020

    9-13 September 2020

    Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland

    www.swiss-skills.ch

    In this Competition, the best young professionals will meet for the Swiss professional championships. Over 135 skills will be presented and an expected 1000 competitors will participate in 75 skills.

  2. EuroSkills Graz 2020

    16-20 September 2020

    Exhibition Centre Graz, Graz, Austria

    euroskills2020.at

  3. 50th National Skills Competition

    17-21 September 2020

    Taipei, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

October 2020

  1. WorldSkills General Assembly 2020

    5-8 October 2020

    Dublin, Ireland

    worldskills2020.com

    General Assembly and Conference

  2. National Skills Competition

    8-10 October 2020

    Lyon, France, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

  3. WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2020

    25-31 October 2020

    The Dome, Swakopmund, Namibia, Namibia

  4. WorldSkills Americas 2020

    26-31 October 2020

    Guatemala

    One set of Skill Competiotions will be hosted in the Dominican Republic from the 20th to the 24th of July, and another set of Skill Competitions will be held in Guatemala from the 26th to the 31st of October.

November 2020

  1. 58th National Skills Competition

    13-16 November 2020

    Aichi, Japan

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Asia Competition

    17-19 November 2020

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    www.worldskillsasia.net

  3. AustrianSkills 2020

    19-22 November 2020

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    www.wko.at

    AustrianSkills 2020– 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.

February 2021

  1. Skill Grand Prix

    19-22 February 2021

    Aichi, Japan

    The Skill Grand Prix is held every two years with the aim of contributing towards developing an atmosphere conducive to respecting skills and improving the status of skills.

September 2021

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2021

    22-27 September 2021

    Shanghai, China

    46th WorldSkills Competition