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September 2022

  1. Norwegian National Skills Competition

    26-28 September 2022

    Kristiansand, Agder County, Norway

    www.worldskills.no

    WorldSkills Norway hosts the National Skill Championships for apprentices and young skilled workers.

  2. WorldSkills Ireland Live 2022

    13-15 September 2022

    RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin , Ireland

    www.wsilive.ie

    Believing that ‘skills drive the future’, World Skills know that choosing careers is one of the most important decisions a young person will make. So where do young students go to get hands-on experience and learn about skills-based careers? Introducing World Skills Ireland Live.
    Over three action-packed days, World Skills Ireland Live will facilitate an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through competitions, interactive events and demonstrations. It is an event that will inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents for the securement of their own future, and of Ireland’s.

  3. SwissSkills Bern 2022

    7-11 September 2022

    Bern, Switzerland

    www.swiss-skills2022.ch

    At the SwissSkills Bern 2022, competitions in 85 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 150 professions to gather inspiration for their professional future.

  4. WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

    2022 to November 2022

    Various countries

    worldskills.org

    On 31 May, WorldSkills International in agreement with WorldSkills Members, WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 Executive Bureau, and WorldSkills China, announced the cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 due to the pandemic.
    Following this decision, WorldSkills International and its Members and Global Partners immediately began planning alternative opportunities for the Competitors preparing for WorldSkills Competition 2022.
    The expertise and resourcefulness of the WorldSkills global network will collaborate to host the official skill competitions in a variety of countries and regions. These skill competitions are collectively known as WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE). This will be the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
    Further detail on locations will be released in the coming weeks.

August 2022

  1. WorldSkills Asia Online Mobile Robotics Competition 2022

    10-11 August 2022

    Online

    www.studica.co

    This Mobile Robotics Online Skill Competition is open to WorldSkills Asia and all WorldSkills International Member Organizations. This competition is lightly based on the Shanghai 2022 Challenge.

July 2022

  1. 17th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    27-28 July 2022

    Hiroshima, 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. Australian Skills Excellence Forum

    22-23 July 2022

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    The Australian Skills Excellence Forum looks to provide Australian apprentices, trainees and students who have embraced skills excellence an opportunity to refine their excellence skills as well as development additional ‘soft skills’ which will enable them to become future business leaders within Australia’s skilled environment. It also provides skill development practitioners the opportunity to enhance their mentoring and professional skills by providing them an opportunity to work with young Australians in an intimate setting with a sole focus on skills excellence. The event involves a day of specific focus on refining their skill followed by a day of sessions aiming to provide personal and professional development ensuring participants have the job-ready skills and leadership qualities industry requires of its future leaders.

  3. WorldSkills Thailand Regional Competition 2022

    20-22 July 2022

    4 venues in 4 regions of Thailand namely Chon Buri Province, Phitsanulok Province, Ubon Ratchathani Province and Surat Thani Province. , Thailand

    www.facebook.com

    This competition aims to provide opportunities for youth from all regions of Thailand to showcase their talents in 25 different skill areas, with the winners going on to compete in the WorldSkills Thailand Competition 2023 (the 29th National Skill Competition) in the first quarter of next year.

June 2022

  1. SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

    20-24 June 2022

    Atlanta, GA, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    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.

  2. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly 2022

    14-17 June 2022

    Krakow, Poland

  3. didacta - education fair in Cologne

    7-11 June 2022

    Cologne Trade Fair, Germany

    www.didacta-cologne.com

May 2022

  1. National Competition Water Technology

    30 May to 3 June 2022

    IFAT - Munich Trade Fair, Germany

    de.dwa.de

  2. European Albert Einstein Cup of Software Development and Mobile Applications Development (Skills IT Software Solution for Business and Mobile App Development)

    30 May to 2 June 2022

    Albert Einstein Gymnasium Neubrandenburg, Germany

    www.worldskillsgermany.com

    The Albert Einstein Cup 2022 will be hosted for the third time between May 30 and June 2, 2022, in the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
    This competition serves as an Open European Championships in Skill 09 - IT Software Solutions for Business and also in the new Skill 08 - Mobile Applications Development.
    Twelve competitors from France, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany, as well as international competitors from Ghana and India, test their skill at the WorldSkills level.
    All sessions of the competition, the Opening and the Closing Ceremony will be streamed live on Youtube – https://blz-it.de/youtube .

  3. Skills Finland International Webinar - Towards Vocational Excellence and Global Competence

    17 May 2022

    Online / Pori, Finland

    taitaja2022.fi

    This year, the Finnish national skills competition Taitaja2022 will be organised in Pori, Finland. As part of the event, there is a free, international seminar, which can be attended virtually from all over the world. The main themes of the seminar are wrapped around the following questions: Could VET and vocational excellence be an integrative part of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development and innovation? How is global competence developed and boosted? The seminar is a great opportunity to hear more about the Finnish and international VET topics. See the program and register for the online event above.

  4. Taitaja2022 Pori, Finnish National Skills Competition

    16-19 May 2022

    Pori, Finland

    taitaja2022.fi

    Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland, held this year in Pori. The event aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. As part of the event, there is a free, international seminar held, which can be participated virtually from all over the world. Unfortunately, international competitors cannot be included in the competition this year.

  5. Jobs Tournament Final

    11 May 2022

    Fortnox Arena, Sweden

    www.worldskills.se

    The Jobs Tournament (Yrkeskampen) is a contest for year 8 classes aimed at highlighting vocational training courses and inspiring students to begin thinking about future training and job opportunities. The tournament focuses on vocational matters and physical hands-on assignments based on upper secondary vocational training courses offered in Sweden.

  6. Swedish National Championship, Yrkes-SM 2022

    10-12 May 2022

    Arenastaden Växjö, the city of Växjö, Sweden, Sweden

    www.yrkessm.se

    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.

  7. National Skills Competition of VET Students – WorldSkills Croatia 2022

    10-12 May 2022

    Zagreb Fair, Zagreb, Croatia

    www.worldskillscroatia.hr

    National Skills Competition of VET – WorldSkills Croatia is the biggest event in Croatia in area of education and training and biggest skills competitions in SE Europe. It will be held for the third time at the Zagreb Fair in May 2022. Main goal of this event is promotion of innovation and excellence of VET, importance of vocations skills and linking the vocational education system with labour market. This event also aims to attract more students from primary schools and strengthen the image, visibility an attractiveness of vocational education among students, parents, primary school teachers and in society. If pandemic situation allows, event will be open for public – visitors national and international.
    • 6 pavilions and more than 15.000 m2
    • 41 skills
    • 350 competitors
    • 300 + experts and mentors
    • 40 + partners

  8. Swedish Vocational Championships

    10-12 May 2022

    Växjö, Sweden

    www.yrkessm.se

    The Vocational Championships are Sweden's largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education. Through a large and content-rich competition and exhibition event every two years, hundreds of Sweden's most professional young people compete and measure their strengths against each other in around 60 professions. During three intensive days, schools and the general public are offered free access to the event to have the opportunity to watch, ask questions and try out different professions for themselves. The Vocational Championships are large, the total event area often occupies an area of about 40,000 m².

  9. National Competition IT Network Systems Administration

    9-13 May 2022

    ECKD - Kassel, Germany

    www.worldskillsgermany.com

  10. SkillsPortugal Digital 2022 – National Digital Skills Competition

    2-16 May 2022

    on-line, Portugal

    skillsportugaldigital.pt

    Empowered by WorldSkills Portugal, this second edition of SkillsPortugal Digital aims to develop a National Digital Skills Competition, according to the guidelines of WorldSkills International, and with the following objectives:
    • affirm the “brand” SkillsPortugal Digital on the national VET scenario, in parallel with the face-to-face skills competitions;
    • have an incubator of competitors for the face-to-face skills competitions;
    • raise society's awareness of the importance of qualifications in the digital area;
    • make a contribution to reinforcing the digitalization of companies, aiming at greater competitiveness and resilience;
    • enhance partnerships and synergies with leading companies at national and global level in the digital area;
    • embodying European and national guidelines on digital education and training;
    • give visibility to the intervention, investment and work developed by all education and training operators in the digital area;
    • through WorldSkills Portugal, comply with WorldSkills International guidelines on innovative competitive activities to promote skills competitions and qualifications.
    This second edition will have 21 skills in competition and an estimated number of 200 competitors.

  11. LuxSkills 2022

    2-4 May 2022

    LuxExpo , Luxembourg

    www.worldskills.lu

    National skills competition for WorldSkills Luxembourg.

April 2022

  1. SkillsDenmark National Competition

    28-30 April 2022

    Høng , Denmark

    skillsdenmark.dk

  2. International Skills Summit: building a world-class skills economy in the UK

    26 April 2022

    United Kingdom

    www.worldskillsuk.org

    The summit will unveil WorldSkills UK’s Skills Taskforce for Global Britain report into how the UK can become a global leader in developing skills to attract inward investment. Our high-profile panelists will also address the role of skills in delivering the levelling up agenda and share insightful UK and international case studies on the skills economy.
    10am - 3:30pm

  3. SkillsLatvia 2022

    21-22 April 2022

    Riga, Latvia

    www.viaa.gov.lv

    National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsLatvia 2022 will happen for the fourth time. The competition will challenge young professionals at 22 different skills competitions to discover the best skills and professional education talents in Latvia.

  4. National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago webinar - Implementing Green Strategies to Transform TVET Learning Environments"

    21 April 2022

    online, Trinidad and Tobago

    youtu.be

    The National Training Agency (NTA) of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to invite you to its upcoming webinar, "Implementing Green Strategies to Transform TVET Learning Environments", which will be presented by Mrs. Joanna Moses-Wothke - CEO, Green T&T.
    Date: Thursday 21st April, 2022
    Time: 17:30-18:30 GMT (13:30-14:30 AST)
    The YouTube link to join the webinar is provided.
    If you'd like to send any questions in advance, please e-mail us at: webinar@ntatt.org. On the day of the webinar, please use the "chat" section of our YouTube channel (The National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago) to send your questions and comments.


  5. Norwegian School Skills Championships

    4-8 April 2022

    Norway

    www.worldskills.no

    National competition for high school students in vocational programs. Age 17-19.

  6. WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions

    2022 to November 2022

    Australia, Australia

    www.worldskills.org.au

    The Regional Competitions provide the starting point for all of our competitors and experts with more than 500 Regional Competitions are held in 34 regions across Australia. It tests the skills and knowledge of 5,000+ competitors. The competitions are run across open age competitions and VET in Schools.

  7. 1st Cycle of WorldSkills Academy Courses Chile

    April 2022

    Chile

    academia.wschile.cl

    Start of registration April 04-15, 2022
    Start of courses April 18, 2022
    Academic courses offer only in Spanish.
    Registration at https://academia.wschile.cl/

March 2022

  1. Skills The Finals - The Netherlands

    31 March to 1 April 2022

    Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands

    www.skillsthefinals.nl

    Skills The Finals is the National Championship for craftmanship. Dutch talents measure their strengths against each other in more than 60 professions. Who will be the best in The Netherlands in his or her field?

  2. WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022

    28 March to 2 April 2022

    The Dome, Swakopmund, Namibia, Namibia

    wsas2022.com.na

    WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 is the skills competition of the overall capacity building of WorldSkills Africa 2020-2022. It will be held in Namibia, with both Members and non-Members of WorldSkills participating from across the African continent in a variety of skills areas.

  3. National Competition Industrial Mechanics

    7-11 March 2022

    Viega GmbH & Co. KG - Großheringen, Germany

    www.worldskillsgermany.com

  4. EmiratesSkills National Competition 2022

    7-9 March 2022

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    www.emiratesskills.ae

    The National Competition represents a valuable opportunity for highly skilled students and youths to demonstrate framework of the Emirate. ACTVET’s ultimate goal is increasing the number of skilled Emirati youths in rewarding career paths their abilities and to develop an attitude to competitiveness that will motivate them to constantly improve their skills and foster life-long learning and personal development and to strive for better achievements.
    No. of Skills: 20
    No. of Competitors: 100+
    No. of Experts: 80+

February 2022

  1. Regional School Skills Championships

    February 2022

    Regional, Norway

    www.worldskills.no

    National competition for high school students in vocational programs. Age 17-19. Selection for the Norwegian School Skills Championships

January 2022

  1. AustrianSkills 2021

    20-23 January 2022

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    www.skillsaustria.at

    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

  2. WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 2)

    13-15 January 2022

    Eurexpo, Lyon, France

    www.worldskills-france.org

    Held in a single-site the competition will gather all regional champions in a total of 61 skills.

  3. WorldSkills India National Competition

    6-10 January 2022

    Decentralized & multiple locations across Delhi, India

    worldskillsindia.co.in

    57 Skills (Including 3 demo skills – Yoga, Garment Making(Leather) & Shoe Making(Leather) with 500+ Competitors

December 2021

  1. WorldSkills Japan 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.

November 2021

  1. National Championship LuxSkills2020

    8-11 November 2021

    Luxembourg

    www.worldskills.lu

October 2021

  1. The Swedish VET week 2021

    18-24 October 2021

    Sweden

    This is an initiative that comes from the European initiative VET week and is also a part of the national investment in the attractiveness in VET. 2021 will be the first year to announce the Swedish VET week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan). During a yearly week WorldSkills Sweden motivate and try to inspire partners and stakeholders to focus and do activities to increase the attractiveness and status of VET education. Industries, VET educations, teachers, pupils are some of the target groups.

  2. 2021 56th National Skills Competition Korea

    4-11 October 2021

    Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea

September 2021

  1. WorldSkills Singapore 2021

    29 September to 8 October 2021

    Singapore, Singapore

    www.worldskills.sg

    WorldSkills Singapore 2021 (WSS 2021) is scheduled from 29 Sep to 8 Oct 2021 to select top medallists to represent Singapore at the regional and international skills competition. Although a national skills competition was conducted in 2020, Singapore will need to conduct another scaled down competition for 19 skills areas where competitors are unable to compete in WSC Shanghai owing to the postponement.

    Similar to past national competitions, the best talents from Singapore’s vocational and technical institutions, and universities will participate in the 3-day competition for a chance to represent Singapore. Competitors representing Singapore at WSC Shanghai in Oct 2022 will comprise of winners from WSS 2020 and WSS 2021.

  2. WorldSkills Chinese Taipei 2021 National Skills Week

    29 September to 3 October 2021

    Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

    2021 National Skills Week is to be staged from September 29 through October 3, including National Skills competition and a series of activities--Conference and workshops. The event is scheduled to be organized at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, with opening ceremony September 29 and closing ceremony October 3. This year's National Skills Competition will bring together more than 900 competitors around the island, competing for 52 skills medals. Plus, over 100 Junior Competitors participating in 13 Junior skills. Under the same roof, you can find "try your skills", "career guidance", "future skills" and "be a maker" areas to attract the visitors. The Skills Cooperation conference is to take place in the neighborhood, with speakers and guests from more than 20 countries.

  3. Information Network Cabling Training Courses

    23-24 September 2021

    Online, China

    In collaboration with WorldSkills International’s Global Industry Partner, Guandong Vcom Education Technology Co., Ltd, WorldSkills China is providing Information Network Cabling training courses, in an attempt to improve the development of network construction in Africa, increase the level of skill training, and attract young people to this industry. As part of this partnership, WorldSkills China is hosting a free online training course in September of 2021.

  4. 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.

August 2021

  1. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 3

    30 August to 2 September 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers City: Cartagena – Department: Bolivar, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the Social and Personal Services, Jewelry, Accounting and Agriculture Skills.

  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.

  3. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 2

    24-27 August 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers Ciry: Cali – Department: Valle, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the Industry, Manufacturing, Automobile and Chemical Skills.

  4. SENA Colombia National Competition – Stage 1

    17-20 August 2021

    SENA’s Training Centers City: Dosquebradas – Department: Risaralda, Colombia

    worldskills.sena.edu.co

    The competitors selected in the qualifying competition, participate in this face to face stage of the national competition.
    This stage is focused only in the IT, Construction, Fashion, Cabinetmaking and Welding Skills.

  5. Lincoln Electric Education - Expert Welding Training for WSC

    11 August to 15 September 2021

    digital and onsite training available

    www.lincolnelectric.com

    (Members only)
    As the world's largest global solutions provider in welding, cutting, and joining, LINCOLN ELECTRIC believes in supporting education on many levels, including youth organizations that teach welding and craft. Our mission is to help them improve their work. As a Global Partner of WorldSkills International we want to offer Experts and champions an opportunity to train their qualifying competition directly in the USA, Europe and Africa. Onsite training programmes for Experts and Competitors is scheduled for early 2022.
    In addition to the hands on training we have scheduled 3 online sessions to provide valuable information to Technical Expert related to the standards and requirements of Skill 10.
    Session 1: 11 Aug and 18 Aug (online)
    Session 2: 25 Aug and 1 Sep (online)
    Session 3: 8 Sep and 15 Sep (online)
    Through educational programs, we can inspire young people while informing the industry about the latest technologies in terms of safety, quality and productivity. The LINCOLN ELECTRIC FAMILY is ready to prepare the next generation of champions for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
    Contact Mrs. Dorothee Schmid at DSchmid@lincolnelectric.eu for more information or registration details.