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Past Events


December 2019

  1. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 - Technical Committee Meeting

    8-13 December 2019


November 2019

  1. WorldSkills UK LIVE

    21-23 November 2019

    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    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

    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.

September 2019

  1. Washington Leadership Training

    21-25 September 2019

    Alexandria, Virginia, USA, United States of America

    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

    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

    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

    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

  4. WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 - Organising Committee Meeting

    14-17 July 2019


June 2019

  1. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    24-28 June 2019

    Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

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

    23-28 June 2019

    Seixal, Portugal

    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.

  3. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly Riga 2019

    5-8 June 2019

    Riga, Latvia

May 2019

  1. Skills Canada National Competition

    27-30 May 2019

    Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

    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

    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. 7th WorldSkills Russia National Competition

    20-24 May 2019

    Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia

  5. SkillsLatvia National Competition

    7-10 May 2019

    Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

April 2019

  1. Global Skills Challenge

    9-15 April 2019

    TBA, TBA, Australia

  2. National Skills Competition Namibia

    2-7 April 2019

    Ramatex Complex, Windhoek, Namibia

March 2019

  1. 1st National Competition WorldSkills Croatia

    26-28 March 2019

    Zagreb, Croatia

  2. IrelandSkills Live

    21-23 March 2019

    RDS, Simmonscourt Pavillion, Dublin, Ireland

    Irish National Skills Competition

  3. Skills The Finals

    20-22 March 2019

    RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  4. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    18-19 March 2019

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    Final WorldSkills Belgium for 32 skills Competition - 260 finalists

  5. Icelandic National Skills Competition

    14-16 March 2019

    Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland

    Mín framtíð - Íslandsmót iðn- og verkgreina og framhaldsskólakynning

  6. SkillStar Festival

    12-14 March 2019

    HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary

    If you would like to visit, for more information contact Ms Zsofia Csiszar ( or Ms Dóra Weiszenburger (

  7. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Services Skills

    12-13 March 2019

    Horecatel – WEX Marche-en-Famenne, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

  8. International Women's Day

    8 March 2019

  9. Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    4 March 2019 - 8 April 2019

    UK wide, United Kingdom

  10. Skill Grand Prix

    1-4 March 2019

    Hyogo, Japan

    The Japanese Skill Grand Prix is a competition held every two years and brings together experienced skilled workers from all over Japan possessing Advanced, Grade1 and Non-classified certifications.

  11. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Final Landscape Gardening

    1-2 March 2019

    Concours du Meilleur Jardinier – Jardin Expo Liège, Liège, Belgium

February 2019

  1. 1st Portugese Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    24 February 2019 - 1 March 2019

    Tomar, Portugal

    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.

  2. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Different Skills & Try a skill

    14-15 February 2019

    Défi des Talents – EFP Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

    School event

January 2019

  1. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Construction Skills & Try a skill

    27-28 January 2019

    Batimoi – WEX Marche-en-Famenne, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

November 2018

  1. National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France.

    29 November 2018 - 1 December 2018

    Caen, France

  2. National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France

    28 November 2018 - 1 December 2018

    Caen, Normandie, France

    650 competitors, 51 skills

  3. WorldSkills Liechtenstein 50th Anniversary

    27 November 2018

    Dorfsaal, Triesenberg, Principality of Liechtenstein

    WorldSkills Liechtenstein celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the WorldSkills Membership o The programme contains a review of the successful journey of WorldSkills Liechtenstein since we have joined WorldSkills in July 1968. o An award ceremony for honoured experts and delegates. o A glance into the future of WorldSkills Liechtenstein o And most important the nomination of the competitors for Kazan 2019

  4. WorldSkills Asia Competition

    25-27 November 2018

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

    The Skills Categories are: Web Design, Graphics Design Technology, Mechnical Engineering Design - CAD, IT Software Solution, IT Network System Administration.

  5. AustrianSkills 2018

    22-25 November 2018

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    AustrianSkills 2018 – 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 2019 in Kazan (Russia) and EuroSkills 2020 in Graz (for the first time in the history of EuroSkills in Austria) will take place from November, 22nd to 25th 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 350 participants prove their willingness to work, psychological and physical resilience as well as above-average craftsmanship and technical skills in about 40 different professions. More than 30,000 visitors are expected.

  6. WorldSkills Africa Kigali 2018

    20-24 November 2018

    IPRC Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda

    WorldSkills Africa Kigali 2018 is the first pilot Skills Competition, open to all countries in the Africa region. It is part of the WorldSkills projects that will help support the future establishment of WorldSkills Africa.

  7. WorldSkills UK LIVE

    15-17 November 2018

    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    WorldSkills UK National Finals

  8. European Vocational Skills Week 2018

    5-9 November 2018

    Vienna, Austria,

    An integral part of the European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills), #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, aiming to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) experience and raise its visibility across the European Union, Norway and Iceland.

  9. 56th National Skills Competition

    2-5 November 2018

    Okinawa, Japan

October 2018

  1. Guangzhou / Hong Kong / Macao / Chengdu Youth Skills Competition (GHMCYSC)

    30-31 October 2018

    Macau, Macao, China

    Young competitors from Guangzhou, Macau and Chengdu, and Hong Kong team will represent their region and go through a keen competition in several trades, including Electrical Installation, Fashion Technology, Patisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Services, and Web Design and Development.

  2. WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition

    27-29 October 2018

    Ekaterinburg, Russia

  3. National Competition Norway

    23-25 October 2018


    National Competition for apprentices and young workers

  4. National Competition Printing Technology

    22-25 October 2018

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

  5. National Competition Grafic Design & Web Design and Development

    22-25 October 2018

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

  6. WorldSkills General Assembly 2018

    14-19 October 2018

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    General Assembly and Conference

  7. WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals

    10-11 October 2018

    Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton, New Zealand