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March 2021

  1. Steer21 Innocrea Competition - WS Jamaica

    11 March 2021

    HEART College of Construction Services (HCCS) Campus, St Catherine, Jamaica

    www.worldskillsjamaica.org

    WorldSkills Jamaica launch an Innovation Competition called ‘STEER21 INNOCREA COMPETITION’. This beautiful initiative is an Innovation and Creativity Competition across multiple areas to include, but are not limited to Beauty Therapy, Manufacturing and Engineering, General Construction and Culinary, to name a few. The competition encourages our students to think critically and analytically to reform and/or invent an initiative in their specialized area that will enhance, advance or ease processes.

  2. WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence

    24-25 March 2021

    online, United Kingdom

    www.worldskillsuk.org

    WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence are back by popular demand, once again delivering free virtual advice and guidance to support young people to take their first step on their career ladder. Speakers will deliver bitesize information on Traineeships, T Levels and apprenticeships, providing practical tips on how to apply, the benefits of these routes and busting the myths to ensure all participants leave the sessions well informed on the options available to them.
    The Spotlight Talks will bring together the UK’s leading employers, apprentices and careers advisors to help young people confidently reach important decisions about their training and career choices. The content can be easily viewed on any smart device

April 2021

  1. 2021 Local Skills Competition Korea

    5-9 April 2021

    17 cities & provinces, Korea

  2. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 (Cancelled)

    6-11 April 2021

    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore


    Due to health concerns associated with the ongoing pandemic, WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 has been cancelled. Singapore will be hosting the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN Competition from 22-27 July 2023 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

May 2021

  1. WorldSkills Croatia 2021 National Vocational Skills Competition

    11-13 May 2021

    Zagreb, Croatia

    www.worldskillscroatia.hr

    National skills competition with over 350 competitors and 1000 accredited participants in 44 skills covering 13 vocational education sectors. The competition will be held in complete accordance with any and all COVID-19 anti-epidemic measures in place at the time in Croatia

  2. Taitaja2021, Finnish National Skills Competition

    18-21 May 2021

    various locations and online, Finland

    www.taitaja2021.fi

    Taitaja competition is Finland’s biggest event in vocational education and training where students compete Finnish championships in vocational skills. There are 46 different skills, including three TaitajaPLUS skills for students with special needs.
    The pandemic changed the way Taitaja is implemented this year. Instead of one big public event, the competition will be organized in vocational institutes around northern Finland. The audience is welcomed to participate in the livestream event and international seminar virtually from all over the world. Unfortunately, international competitors cannot be included in the competition.

June 2021

  1. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    21-25 June 2021

    Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

  2. Digital Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal, Digital 2021

    21 June to 9 July 2021

    digital and remote event, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    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.

August 2021

  1. 16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    4-5 August 2021

    Ehime, Japan

    worldskills.jp

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show

    26-28 August 2021

    Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

    www.worldskills.org.au

    (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.

September 2021

  1. EuroSkills Graz 2021

    22-26 September 2021

    Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum Centre, Graz, Austria

    www.euroskills2021.com

    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.

October 2021

  1. 2021 56th National Skills Competition Korea

    4-11 October 2021

    Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea

November 2021

  1. National Championship LuxSkills2020

    8-11 November 2021

    Luxembourg

    www.worldskills.lu

  2. AustrianSkills 2021

    18-21 November 2021

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    www.skillsaustria.at

    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.

December 2021

  1. 59th National Skills Competition

    17-20 December 2021

    Tokyo, Japan

    worldskills.jp

    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.

March 2022

  1. WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022

    21-24 March 2022

    RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland

    www.wsilive.ie

April 2022

  1. SkillsDenmark National Competition

    28-30 April 2022

    Høng , Denmark

    skillsdenmark.dk

September 2022

  1. SwissSkills Bern 2022

    7-11 September 2022

    Bern, Switzerland

    www.swiss-skills.ch

    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.

October 2022

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

    12-17 October 2022

    National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) , China

    worldskills2022.com

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Conference 2022

    13-14 October 2022

    NECC, Shanghai , China

    worldskillsconference.com

    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.

July 2023

  1. WorldSkills ASEAN 2023

    22-27 July 2023

    Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

    worldskillsasean.org

    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.

August 2023

  1. EuroSkills St Petersburg 2023

    16-20 August 2023

    St. Petersburg EXPOFORUM, Russia

    worldskillseurope.org

September 2023

  1. WorldSkills Lyon 2023 (Postponed)

    12-17 September 2023

    Lyon, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    WorldSkills International officially announced the postponement of WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision means that all future events will also be moved by one year so WorldSkills Lyon 2023 will move to 2024. WorldSkills France and WorldSkills Lyon 2023 Competition Organizer fully support the postponement and future cycle changes due to their understanding and respect for the investment of a Competition host and the benefits and legacy achieved.