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May 2020

  1. Skills Canada National Competition (Cancelled)

    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. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference (Cancelled)

    23-27 June 2020

    United States of America

  2. WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition

    25-27 June 2020

    TBA, Ghana

    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 (Postponed)

    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. Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan (Cancelled)

    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.

September 2020

  1. National Competitions Brazil 2020 (Rescheduled)

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2020

    Various locations, Brazil

    (Rescheduled from May-Aug 2020) National Competitions in Brazil will be held from Sep to Nov, 2020 at SENAI's Professional Training Centers in 27 federative units across the country. The test projects are aligned with the skills of the Technical Descriptions updated by WorldSkills International and the CIS used at Worldskills Competition.

  2. SwissSkills 2020 (Cancelled)

    9-13 September 2020

    Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland

    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.

  3. WorldSkills Korea 50th National Skills Competition

    14-21 September 2020

    Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea, Korea

  4. WorldSkills Belarus National Competition (Rescheduled)

    15-18 September 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    (Rescheduled from May 2020) 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. 50th National Skills Competition

    17-21 September 2020

    Taipei, Chinese Taipei

October 2020

  1. WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 (Cancelled)

    5-8 October 2020

    Dublin, Ireland

    General Assembly and Conference

  2. National Skills Competition

    8-10 October 2020

    Lyon, France, France

  3. WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2020 (Postponed)

    25-31 October 2020

    The Dome, Swakopmund, Namibia, Namibia

    WorldSkills Africa 2020 will be postponed to late 2021, with the consideration to push it to 2022. We will keep you posted about any further developments.

  4. WorldSkills Americas 2020

    26-31 October 2020


    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.

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. AustrianSkills 2020

    19-22 November 2020

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    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.

  3. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    30 November 2020 - 1 December 2020

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    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.

January 2021

  1. EuroSkills Graz 2020 (Rescheduled)

    6-10 January 2021

    Exhibition Centre Graz, Graz, Austria

    (Rescheduled from 16-20 Sep)

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.

April 2021

  1. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 (Rescheduled)

    6-11 April 2021

    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

    (Rescheduled from 26-28 July 2020) 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 6 – 11 Apr 2021 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 2020 will also feature interactive activities to promote skills and a skilled career.

  2. National Championship LuxSkills2020

    26-29 April 2021


  3. WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show (Rescheduled)

    29 April 2021 - 1 May 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 April 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.

June 2021

  1. Skills Canada National Competition

    3-4 June 2021


  2. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    21-25 June 2021

    Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

September 2021

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2021

    22-27 September 2021

    Shanghai, China

    46th WorldSkills Competition

September 2022

  1. EuroSkills 2022 St Petersburg

    14-18 September 2022

    St Petersburg, Russia

September 2023

  1. WorldSkills Lyon 2023

    12-17 September 2023

    Lyon, France

    47th WorldSkills Competition