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October 2020

  1. WorldSkills Americas 2020

    26-31 October 2020

    Guatemala

    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 Africa Swakopmund 2020 (Cancelled)

    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.

  3. WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 (Cancelled)

    5-8 October 2020

    Dublin, Ireland

    worldskills2020.com

    General Assembly and Conference

September 2020

  1. 50th National Skills Competition

    17-21 September 2020

    Taipei, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

  2. WorldSkills Belarus National Competition

    15-18 September 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    worldskills.by

    (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.

  3. WorldSkills Korea 55th National Skills Competition

    14-21 September 2020

    Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea, Korea

  4. Swiss Championship 2020

    9 September 2020 - 14 November 2020

    various locations, Switzerland

    www.swiss-skills.ch

    Despite the two-year postponement of the SwissSkills 2020 in Bern, hundreds of talented professionals will have the opportunity to demonstrate their know-how at a Swiss championship this year again. The SwissSkills Championships 2020 will take place in a decentralized manner for 60 different professions. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the best young professionals, from the most diverse apprenticeship professions, will be able to participate in a Swiss championship this year. In all, 29 professional associations will select a Swiss champion in 60 professions. In nearly 40 professions, the SwissSkills 2020 championships will also serve as a qualification for the 2021 WorldSkills in Shanghai (China).

  5. SwissSkills 2020 (Cancelled)

    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.

  6. VIII WorldSkills Russia National Competition

    7-20 September 2020

    Russia, Kuzbass, Russia

    Hybrid Format - a symbiosis of distance and online technologies.

  7. National Competitions Brazil 2020

    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.

August 2020

  1. WorldSkills Championships’ Association of Korea Exhibition and Competition

    10-12 August 2020

    Seoul aT Centre, Korea

    Exhibition of WorldSkills Champions works. Skills Competitions in Carpentry, Hairdressing, Cabinetmaking, Web Technologies, Graphic Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering CAD. Champion's forum to discuss the future of skills competitions.

July 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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.

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

    23-27 June 2020

    United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

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.

  2. National Finals Preparation Seminar (Postponed)

    21-23 May 2020

    Paris, Ile-De-France, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    New date will be advised as soon as possible.

  3. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2020 (Cancelled)

    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. VPET International Conference 2020

    15 May 2020

    E Conference (virtual), Hong Kong, China

    vpet2020.hk

    In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival has been cancelled. The concurrent VPET International Conference 2020 will now be conducted in the format of e-Conference on 15 May. This will be a great event and more details are available on the website.

  5. 2nd National Competition WorldSkills Croatia (Cancelled)

    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

  6. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2020 Jyväskylä (Cancelled)

    11-14 May 2020

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    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.

April 2020

  1. SkillsLatvia National Competition (Cancelled)

    28-29 April 2020

    Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

    viaa.gov.lv

    The 4th National Skills Competition of Young Professionals SkillsLatvia 2020 will take place from 28th – 29th of April 2020, representing 22 skills categories. For two days 150 competitors from 35 Vocational education institutions will take part in an intense competition for medals and the title of the best master. Competition with motto “The doer wins!” praises the skills of young professionals and demonstrates cooperation between vocational education institutions and the labour market. It is the only event open to a wide range of visitors, exhibiting the excellence of VET students' skills and demonstrating VET in a wide range of practical activities as an opportunity for future career choices.

  2. WorldSkills Ghana Zonal Skills Competition (Cancelled)

    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.

March 2020

  1. GCC Skills

    22-25 March 2020

    Kuwait

    The exact location is to be confirmed.

  2. WorldSkills Europe Competition Preparation Meeting (Cancelled)

    16-19 March 2020

    Graz, Austria

  3. Emirates Skills National Competition

    15-17 March 2020

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

    www.actvet.gov.ae

  4. Skills The Finals

    4-6 March 2020

    leeuwarden, Netherlands

    www.skillsthefinals.nl

February 2020

  1. National Competition Portugal

    9-14 February 2020

    Setúbal, Portugal

    www.worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    • 400 competitors • 41 skills

  2. TVET – Leader’s Forum 2020

    4 February 2020

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

    www.actvet.gov.ae

    The TVET Leaders Forum is part of the TVET Innovation Week. This national platform brings together experts, industry representatives, government leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, researchers, students and educators to exchange ideas and expertise on a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the 21st Century. Organized by Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).

January 2020

  1. National Competition Denmark

    16-18 January 2020

    Copenhagen - Bella Center (Expo), Denmark

    www.skillsdenmark.dk

  2. 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.

December 2019

  1. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 - Technical Committee Meeting

    8-13 December 2019

    Singapore

November 2019

  1. WorldSkills UK LIVE

    21-23 November 2019

    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    www.worldskillsuk.org

    UK’s largest experiential skills, careers and apprenticeships event which hosts the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions

  2. 57th National Skills Competition

    15-18 November 2019

    Aichi Prefecture, Japan

    www.javada.or.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. It is held for the purpose of encouraging the development of skilled workers of the next generation.The National Skills Competition also serves as a qualifying event for the WorldSkills Competition.

October 2019

  1. WorldSkills Americas General Assembly 2019

    22 October 2019

    Santiago, Chile

    www.ntm.al.senai.br

    Incl. WorldSkills Americas Leaders Forum

September 2019

  1. Washington Leadership Training

    21-25 September 2019

    Alexandria, Virginia, USA, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership skills. This training is held near Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.

  2. 49th National Skills Competition

    16-20 September 2019

    Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

    The Competition showcases 47 Skill Competitions and we are expecting over 800 Competitors to participate. Please visit our website for additional infomration.

August 2019

  1. WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    22-27 August 2019

    Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia

    worldskills2019.com

    45th WorldSkills Competition

July 2019

  1. Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    31 July 2019 - 2 August 2019

    Fukuoka, Japan, Japan

  2. Flag Presentation Ceremony for Team Hong Kong

    15 July 2019

    Hong Kong, China

    www.worldskillshongkong.org

    This flag presentation ceremony signifies Hong Kong’s support and encouragement for young competitors of Hong Kong, who are working hard to equip themselves for WorldSkills Kazan.

  3. World Youth Skills Day

    15 July 2019

    www.worldskills.org

  4. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 - Organising Committee Meeting

    14-17 July 2019

    Singapore

June 2019

  1. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    24-28 June 2019

    Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

  2. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    24-28 June 2019

    Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

  3. 2nd Portugese Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    23-28 June 2019

    Seixal, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    Throughout 2 separate weeks the complete Portuguese team will be in internships preparing for WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Within this week the Competition context is reproduced as accurately as possible (also with guest teams from other countries to promote the competitiveness amongst them), and several other activities take place, such as mental training, experts training, workshops, etc.

  4. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly Riga 2019

    5-8 June 2019

    Riga, Latvia

    worldskillseurope.org

May 2019

  1. Skills Canada National Competition

    27-30 May 2019

    Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

    www.skillscompetencescanada.com

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Skills Canada National Competition! Approximately 7,500 student visitors, over 50 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities, over 40 skill competitions representing six sectors: Construction; Employment; Information Technology; Manufacturing and Engineering; Transportation; Service  Over 550 secondary and post-secondary competitors from across Canada, HGTV celebrities Paul LaFrance, Kate Campbell and Sherry Holmes will be on site. Dedicated “Career Zone” where over 60 ndustry/educational partners demonstrate their brand or trade through interactive activities.  WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 selection will take place during SCNC - Selected members will travel to Kazan, Russia to compete at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, being held in August 2019!

  2. Belt and Road International Skills Competition (BRISC)

    25-31 May 2019

    CQExpo, Chongqing City, China

    Website URL will follow

  3. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2019

    21-23 May 2019

    Joensuu Arena, Joensuu, Finland, Finland

    www.taitaja2019.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 2019 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Joensuu.

  4. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2019

    21-23 May 2019

    Joensuu Arena, Joensuu, Finland, Finland

    www.taitaja2019.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 2019 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Joensuu.