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November 2023

  1. WorldSkills Asia Abu Dhabi Competition 2023

    27-29 November 2023

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  2. AustrianSkills 2023

    November 2023

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    AustrianSkills are the Austrian State Championships of Professions where young professionals qualify for EuroSkills and WorldSkills. The competitions are open to all young professionals of dual education as well as vocational schools. The event is organized by SkillsAustria in cooperation with the professional organizations of each trade and the vocational schools:
    • takes place every two years
    • 3-day competition
    • based on the level of international competitions
    • qualification for WorldSkills Lyon 2024 and EuroSkills Herning 2025

    • 45 skills
    • several try-a-skill areas
    • 400 young professionals
    • 18.000 m² competition area

  3. WorldSkills Kazakhstan 2023 National Championship

    22-27 November 2023

    EXPO International Exhibition Center, Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan strives to hold the National Competition on a single basis in 30 skills with the participation of more than 500 experts and competitors from 20 regions, as well as more than five thousand observers, sponsors, partners, representatives of government bodies attend the National Competition.

  4. The 61st National Skills Competition of Japan

    17-20 November 2023

    Aichi, Japan

    Competition Live Streaming! 17-21 November 2023
    The National Skills Competition is a competition in which young skilled workers age 23 or under pit their skills against each other. It is held for the purpose of encouraging the development of skilled workers of the next generation, and for having participants experience the importance and wonder of “Monozukuri”. Visitors have the opportunity to view the monozukuri process up close, something normally not possible, and be amazed and inspired. Furthermore, the National Skills Competition also serves as a qualifying event for the WorldSkills Competition.

  5. Startech’s Days 2023

    12-15 November 2023

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    Startech’s Days – November 12, 13, 14
    o 18.000m2 event area dedicated to technical, technological & scientific skills
    o Finals in 30 skills, qualification for WorldSkills Lyon 2024
    o International Challenge, International competitors in 10 Skills
    o 100 “try a Skills” in 5 areas: Technical Area; Technological & Digital Area; Scientific Area, Horeca Area; Transports Area
    o 10 conferences
    o 1 Orientation, Guidance area
    o International Delegation
    o Ministerial Visits
    o 8200 visitors (2022) to 9000 (2023)

    Closing Ceremony – November 15
    o Medal Ceremony
    o 30 Belgian podium + 10 International Podiums
    o 700 guests
    o Minister of Education and Training
    o Minister of employment

  6. 70th anniversary of WorldSkills membership of Germany

    9 November 2023

    Berlin, Germany

    In 1953, Germany joined the WorldSkills network and has been participating in the international vocational competitions - later called WorldSkills - ever since. The year 2023 is therefore all about this anniversary for WorldSkills Germany. On 9 November, we will celebrate this anniversary with our partners and supporters at a unique ceremony.

  7. German National Competition - Welding

    1-4 November 2023

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany

    The German National Competition in Skill Welding is held in the workshops of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts Frankfurt Rhein-Main.

October 2023

  1. WorldSkills Asia Kuala Lumpur 2023 (Cancelled)

    19-23 October 2023

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  2. German National Competition - Mechatronics & Industry 4.0

    17-21 October 2023

    St. Ingbert, Germany

    The Festo Lernzentrum Saar in St. Ingbert, a certified national training centre of WorldSkills Germany, will host the German National Competition in the Skills mechatronics and Industry 4.0.

  3. Vocational training week (Yrkesutbildningsveckan)

    16-22 October 2023

    Countrywide, Sweden

    During the Vocational Training Week, which will take place annually during week 42, several actors will invest and be welcomed to carry out various activities that increase interest and highlight the opportunities provided through vocational training. In addition to industry organizations, authorities and stakeholders, the week is aimed at those who work in primary school, vocational education or who otherwise work with vocational education issues. Here on the website, we have gathered information, inspiration and examples of how to get involved. You are always welcome to contact us if you want to know more or want tips on activities that suit you.

  4. 7th National Competition of Technical Skills

    16-20 October 2023

    Various locations, Chile

    WorldSkills Chile protected the participation of more than 100 national educational institutions, the participation of 700 competitors is projected, in more than 25 technical skills.
    Pre-registration starts on April 10 until May 10, 2023.
    Registration starts on May 15 until July 7, 2023
    The competition will take place in 6 cities (Iquique, Santiago, San Fernando, La Unión, Pto. Montt) with 7 venues throughout Chile.

  5. German National Competition - Print Media Technology & Graphic Design Technology

    9-12 October 2023

    Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Wiesloch-Walldorf, certified national training centre of WorldSkills Germany, will host the final of the German National Competition in the Skills Print Media Technology and Graphic Design Technology after regional preliminaries.

September 2023

  1. WorldSkills Italy 2023 – National Competition

    28-30 September 2023

    Fair Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

    Every two years, the national skill competitions “WorldSkills Italy” take place in Bolzano. More than 100 young people compete in about 20 different skills and show what they are capable of. The young people can be visited at the competition and thus provide an exciting insight into the world of different skills and show the diversity of professions.

  2. International Training Camp Water Technology

    25-30 September 2023

    Stuttgart, Germany

    In order to expand one’s own expertise and, if necessary, prepare for participation in the Skill Water Technology at WorldSkills 2024, the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) in cooperation with Festo, Adiro and WorldSkills Germany offering an international training camp.

  3. WorldSkills General Assembly Dublin 2023

    25-28 September 2023

    Dublin, Ireland

  4. German National Competition - Electrical Installation & Industrial Control

    20-23 September 2023

    Dresden, Germany

    The German National Competition in the Skills Electrical Installation and Industrial Control will be held at the IHK Training Centre in Dresden.

  5. WorldSkills Ireland National Competition 2023

    20-22 September 2023

    Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Ireland

    WorldSkills Ireland is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future. From 20 -22 September 2023 Ireland will host its National Competition in the capital city Dublin, at the Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge.
    Over 160 finalists will compete across 32 live National Finals and be in with the chance of representing Ireland at the WorldSkills International Competition, in Lyon 2024.

  6. National Skills Competition 2023

    18 September to 20 October 2023

    Various Locations, Brazil

    From September 18th to October 20th, Brazil will host the National Skills Competition which will be held in many cities. The competition will define the Brazilian squad for WorldSkills Lyon.

  7. Final German National Competition - CNC Turning

    18-23 September 2023

    Hanover, Germany

    The final of the German National Competition in Skill CNC Turning takes place at EMO Hanover. This is where the world of metalworking meets.

  8. WorldSkills France - National Finals 2023

    13-16 September 2023

    Lyon, Eurexpo, France

    In France, the WorldSkills Competition is prepared, relayed and coordinated by WorldSkills France and supported by several partners: national and regional public authorities, social partners, companies and training organisations. WorldSkills France organize the national Finals which lead to the creation of the French Skills Team which will defend the colors of France during the WorldSkills Competition. Through its strong involvement in the international network of WorldSkills, WorldSkills France actively contributes to enhancing the level of skills and strengthening the brand image of trades and qualifying vocational training.

  9. EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023

    5-9 September 2023

    AMBEREXPO, Gdańsk, Poland

    EuroSkills Gdansk 2023 is scheduled to take place between 5-9 September 2023 at AMBEREXPO Gdańsk. Poland expects to welcome 600 skilled young professionals from 32 countries to the event to participate in competitions and host demonstration events in 43 different skills (40 official and 3 host skills). Around 100,000 visitors from across Poland and abroad are expected to attend. Gdańsk is the capital and largest city of the Pomerania Province in Poland. A popular tourist, cultural, business and academic centre, the city is Poland's principal seaport and the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
    EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 will be organised in partnership by Poland’s Foundation For The Development Of The Education System (FRSE), WorldSkills Poland, the City of Gdańsk and AMBEREXPO Gdańsk.

  10. Festo Training Camp: Mechatronics, Water Technology and Industry 4.0

    2-9 September 2023

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    As the official sponsor of Mechatronics, Water Technology and Industry 4.0, Festo will be hosting a training camp to assist technical delegates and competitors in preparing for WorldSkills 2024. With their renowned expertise and WorldSkills' dedication to promoting skills excellence, the training camp is set to be a transformative experience that will familiarize participants with new technologies and industrial practices in their respective skills. It will also enable experts to run national competitions in their respective countries. Visit their website to RSVP for the training camp today!

  11. SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute

    September 2023

    Washington, DC, United States of America

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

August 2023

  1. German National Competition - Additive Manufacturing

    28-30 August 2023

    Soest, Germany

    The German National Competition in Skill Additive Manufacturing will be held at the University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen in Soest, where the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition in this skill was also held in 2022.

  2. WorldSkills Australia National Championship

    17-19 August 2023

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

    The WorldSkills National Championships are run every two years and are Australia’s largest and most successful vocational education excellence competition. The event showcases over 60 skill categories and brings together hundreds of our nation’s best apprentices, trainees, educators, employers, and industry professionals to compete for the title of national champion in each skill category. The showcase event creates an interactive and engaging environment for tens of thousands of school aged children, their families, industry associations and employer groups. Those attending experience an un-matched variety of skilled trades and technology careers under the one roof and can watch the competitions, participate in Try-a-Skill demonstrations, and network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

  3. The 18th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition of Japan

    1-2 August 2023

    Shizuoka, 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. This competition was launched in 2005 for the purpose of providing them with goals and widening the horizons of young skilled workers.

July 2023

  1. 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.

  2. 53rd TW National Skills Competition

    13-17 July 2023

    Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

    The 53rd TW National Skills Competition is set to bring together around 1000 Competitors and Juniors for 68 skills Competition at the Nangang Exhibition Center. Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will take place on July 13 and July 17 respectively. And Skills Cooperation Symposium will be held during the Competition.

  3. World Youth Skills Day Webinar

    13 July 2023

    Online, Trinidad and Tobago

    Trinidad and Tobago's UNEVOC Centre, in collaboration with the UNEVOC Centres of Barbados, Grenada, and Jamaica, is pleased to invite you to our upcoming World Youth Skills Day webinar on Thursday 13th July, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AST. This regional discussion will focus on The Trainer's Role In Transforming Our Caribbean Youth.

  4. Final German National Competition - CNC Milling

    10-14 July 2023

    Tuttlingen, Germany

    After various pre-qualifications, the final of the German National Competition in Skill CNC Milling will take place at CHIRON Group SE in Tuttlingen.

  5. Skills Cooperation Workshop

    9-15 July 2023

    Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

    The 5-day Workshop will focus on five skills, Fashion Technology, Cabinet Making, Restaurant Service, Automobile Technology, Software Solution for Business. Experts will be invited to join in hope to share practices and perspectives.

June 2023

  1. WorldSkills Kazakhstan 2023 National Championship

    20-28 June 2023

    Astana, Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan strives to hold the National Competition on a single basis in 30 skills with the participation of more than 500 experts and competitors from 20 regions, as well as more than five thousand observers, sponsors, partners, representatives of government bodies attend the National Competition.

  2. SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference

    19-23 June 2023

    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga., United States of America

    SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference is an annual event that brings together students, teachers, and industry partners. SkillsUSA students showcase their skills, learn from experts, and compete in a variety of contests. The conference typically includes workshops, demonstrations, networking opportunities, and SkillsUSA TECHSPO, as well as the opportunity for students to earn medals and scholarships.

  3. SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference

    19-23 June 2023

    Atlanta, GA, United States of America

    SkillsUSA’s National Leadership & Skills Conference and the SkillsUSA Championships will take place in Atlanta from June 19-23. Along with 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.

  4. WorldSkills Dominican Republic 2023

    June 2023

    Various locations, Dominican Republic

    The National Skills Competition will choose the Competitors who will attend WorldSkills Americas 2023 Competition in November.

May 2023

  1. 2023 Skills Canada National Competition

    25-26 May 2023

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is an ideal way to connect with tomorrow’s workforce and to discover new and exciting careers. SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 45 skilled trade and technology competitions. By providing a forum where Canadians can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on experience for skilled trade and technology careers.

  2. National Skills Competition WorldSkills Croatia 2023

    10-12 May 2023

    Zagreb, Croatia

    From May 10 to 12, 2023, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education in Zagreb is organizing the National Skills Competition WorldSkills Croatia 2023, the largest educational event in the Republic of Croatia and the largest competition in this part of Europe.
    Around 400 of the best students from VET schools, accompanied and supported by their teachers, will compete in 46 Skills in an area of more than 14,000 m2 during the three days. This year, competitors from 2 new disciplines - Nutri-vita and Tourist destination - will participate in the competition and more than 10.000 visitors, including students from more than 100 elementary schools are expected to visit the competition. WorldSkills Croatia connects VET schools, numerous partners and employers. The participation of business representatives is one of the key ways to achieve the long-term goal - increasing the employability of VET students. Also, with their participation, employers contribute to social responsibility for the development of the educational system. We believe that the WorldSkills Croatia competition will remain an important link in the popularization of vocational skills and thus contribute to the Croatian education system, the economy and, ultimately, the quality of life in Croatia.

  3. Jobs Tournament Final (Yrkeskampen)

    10 May 2023

    Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg, Sweden

    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. On this date the national finals take place and the classes with the best results in the country compete against each other.

  4. Taitaja2023 Espoo / Finnish National Skills Competition

    8-11 May 2023

    Metro Arena, Espoo, Finland

    Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2023, the event is organised by Omnia (the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo region) together with Skills Finland and their partners. Taitaja aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The event is free of charge and open for public.

  5. SkillsUSA National Signing Day

    4 May 2023

    United States of America

    SkillsUSA National Signing Day will be held on May 4 to celebrate high school seniors and college/postsecondary students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in any of the skilled trades. Local SkillsUSA chapters are encouraged to host a signing day event by inviting business partners, school administrators, teachers, elected officials, SkillsUSA alumni, family and friends to honor students signing “letters of intent” for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

April 2023

  1. 1st Cycle of WorldSkills Academy Courses Chile - Registration

    3-20 April 2023

    Online, Chile

    Start of registration April 03 - 20, 2023
    Start of courses May 02, 2023
    Courses offered only in Spanish language.

  2. SkillsLatvia 2023

    3-6 April 2023

    Riga, Latvia

    National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsLatvia 2023 will gather young professionals for the sixth time to discover the best skills and professional education talents in Latvia. This year there will be 19 different skills competitions. Anyone can attend the event, try a skill and experience the great opportunities that VET provides. See you at SkillsLatvia 2023!

  3. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2023

    April to June 2023

    Hong Kong, China

    The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2023 is now open for application. It is a series of local skills competitions which provide a platform for young people to showcase skills excellence and challenge themselves against professional standards and skills. Upon further training and selection, winners of this competition will have a chance to represent Hong Kong in WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

March 2023

  1. 10th International Abilympics

    24-25 March 2023

    Parc des Expositions de l’Eurométropôle de Metz, France

    Abilympics France will meet you for the 10th International Abylimpics, the skills Global Competition for disabled people Organised by the Abilympics France association in partnership with WorldSkills France, this major event will meet nearly 1500 participants (contestants, judges, experts...) and 50 000 visitors over 2 days, within the exhibition centre of the Metz Eurometropole. Candidates of the French Abilympics team will be 34 to represent their passions, their jobs and their country’s colours against the exceptional skills of the other participants coming from about 30 nations.

  2. Grand Est Regional Finals - France

    23-25 March 2023

    Parc des Expositions de l’Eurométropôle de Metz, France

    Organized on a single or multi-site site in French regions, in partnership with the regions of France, professional, educational and training establishments, regional finals allow young people to distinguish themselves in their discipline, during technical tests to be carried out in a limited time, under the supervision of juries made up of professionals and trainers.

  3. Skills The Finals - The Netherlands

    23-24 March 2023

    RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands

    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?

  4. WorldSkills Thailand National Competition 2023

    22-24 March 2023

    Various Locations, Thailand

    The Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour will organize the National Final during 22-24 March 2023 in multi-site including Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Chonburi Province. This event will bring around 350 young talents to compete against each other in 26 professions.

  5. EmiratesSkills - The National Competition 2023

    13-15 March 2023

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    The National Competition is the UAE premier event that celebrates the outstanding Emirati talents in technical and vocational skills inspiring the young generation to get passionate about new trades and embrace technology based career pathways. Annually the Competition attracts UAE Nationals, both young men and women, to compete in the field of craftsmanship and technology and be evaluated by a technical committee and internationally accredited experts based on the standards and judging criteria of WorldSkills organization.

  6. WorldSkills Asia General Assembly Incheon 2023

    8-10 March 2023

    Grand Sheraton, Incheon, Korea

  7. 45th edition of Portugal's National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal Portimão 2023

    7-12 March 2023

    Portimão Arena, Portimão, Portugal

    In 2023, the Algarve region, in Portimão, will host the event. The 45th National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal – Portimão 2023, takes place from 7 to 12 March 2023 at the Portimão Arena, under the theme: “The Professions and Sustainable Development Goals”, with around 400 highly qualified young people who will compete with each other in 55 skills.
    SkillsPortugal Portimão 2023 aims to raise awareness of young people, families, companies and other employers, and citizens in general, to the importance of excellent professional qualification as a highly promoter of employability and as a driving force for productivity and economic growth.
    The young medalists at this national stage will be able to represent Portugal in the 8th edition of EuroSkills, which will take place in September 2023, in Gdansk, Poland and in the 46th edition of the WorldSkills, which will take place in Lyon, France in September 2024.