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WorldSkills Japan 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.
20-23 January 2022
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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
Regional School Skills Championships
National competition for high school students in vocational programs. Age 17-19. Selection for the Norwegian School Skills Championships
WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022
21-24 March 2022
RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland
2-4 May 2022
LuxExpo , Luxembourg
National skills competition for WorldSkills Luxembourg.
Swedish National Championship, Yrkes-SM 2022
10-12 May 2022
Arenastaden Växjö, the city of Växjö, Sweden, Sweden
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.
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
20-24 June 2022
Atlanta, GA, United States of America
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.
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.
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
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.