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Steer21 Innocrea Competition - WS Jamaica
11 March 2021
HEART College of Construction Services (HCCS) Campus, St Catherine, Jamaica
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.
WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence
24-25 March 2021
online, United Kingdom
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
2021 Local Skills Competition Korea
5-9 April 2021
17 cities & provinces, Korea
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.
WorldSkills Croatia 2021 National Vocational Skills Competition
11-13 May 2021
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
Taitaja2021, Finnish National Skills Competition
18-21 May 2021
various locations and online, Finland
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.
Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
21-25 June 2021
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Digital Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal, Digital 2021
21 June to 9 July 2021
digital and remote event, Portugal
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.
16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan
4-5 August 2021
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.
WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show
26-28 August 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 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.
EuroSkills Graz 2021
22-26 September 2021
Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum Centre, Graz, Austria
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.
2021 56th National Skills Competition Korea
4-11 October 2021
Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea
National Championship LuxSkills2020
8-11 November 2021
18-21 November 2021
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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.
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 Ireland Live 2022
21-24 March 2022
RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland
SkillsDenmark National Competition
28-30 April 2022
Høng , Denmark
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.
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 Lyon 2023 (Postponed)
12-17 September 2023
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.