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June 2024

  1. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly 2024 | Luxembourg

    4-7 June 2024

    Novotel Luxembourg, Kirchberg, Luxembourg

    The General Assembly is the highest authority of WorldSkills Europe. The General Assembly 2024 in Luxembourg will include meetings of the WorldSkills Europe Strategy and Competitions Committees, Marketing and Communications Officers, and WorldSkills Europe Sponsors and Partners.

May 2024

  1. 2024 Global Skills Challenge

    May 2024

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    The 2024 Global Skills Challenge is a simulated international competition, an important part of the Australian Skillaroos training in the lead up to the international competition. This event is a four-day run through of the proposed International Competition by the Skillaroos to competition conditions, including assessment using the International marking scale typically held 3-4 months prior to the International Competition using test projects if released, or past projects in 32 Skills. The competitions will be hosted by 4-5 Training Facilities in Melbourne, Victoria.
    To increase competition and benchmark skills – other member countries are invited to participate (at their own cost) – WorldSkills Australia is anticipating 500 competitors, experts, translators and officials will attend from WorldSkills Member Nations including the Australian Team.
    To register your Country’s interest – please follow the link.

  2. Taitaja2024 Kuopio - Finnish National Skills Competition

    20-23 May 2024

    Kuopio Hall, Finland

    Almost 50 skills, over 400 competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2024, the event is organised by Savo Vocational College 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.

  3. WorldSkills Croatia National Competition 2024

    13-15 May 2024

    Zagreb, Croatia

    National Competition of Vocational School Students – WorldSkills Croatia is the biggest event in Croatia in area of education and training and biggest skills competition in Southeast Europe. It will be held for the fifth time from 13th to 15th May 2024.
    The goal of this competition is promotion of vocational education and training, as well as it's innovation and excellence. Competition puts emphasis on the importance of vocational skills, the connection of education system with labor market and also with higher education. Event will be open for public – visitors from Croatia as well as international guests and visitors. Competition attracts students from primary schools, parents, teachers and media, on this way it strengthens the image, visibility and attractiveness of vocational education.
    Competition in numbers:
    • more than 5 pavilions and more than 15.000 m2
    • 41 skills
    • over 350 competitors
    • over 300 experts and mentors
    • over 50 partners

  4. WorldSkills Estonia Skills festival "Noor meister" (Young Master)

    13-15 May 2024

    Eesti Näituste Messikeskus, Tallinn, Estonia

    The skills festival brings together vocational schools and young people. Twenty skills competitions, workshops, and activities will be held. During this event, you'll meet the top students and vocational school representatives. Companies, schools and other organisations are present.

  5. First International Friendly Skills Competition IFSC 2024

    11-17 May 2024

    Gorgan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

    Thirteen countries participate in the competition from 11-17 May 2024 which is being held in Iran, green city of Gorgan. Competitors from Iran, Japan, Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, South Africa, Niger, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Ghana compete in six skills including Mobile Application Development, Web Technologies, IT Network System Administration, IT Software Solutions for Business, Mechanical Engineering CAD and Graphic Design Technology.

  6. 1st IRAN International Friendly Skills Competition (IFSC 2024)

    10-16 May 2024

    Gorgan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

    Technical and Vocational Training Organization of Iran, also known as WorldSkills Iran, will hold the first Iran International Friendly Skills Competitions from 10-16 May 2024. The IFSC 2024 will be held in beautiful and green city of Gorgan located in north eastern Iran. in this competition, competitors from eight countries will participate in a seven-days great event and prepare themselves for WorldSkills Leon 2024. They will compete in six skills including Mobile Application Development, Web Technologies, IT Network System Administration, IT Software Solution for Business, Mechanical Engineering CAD and Graphic Design Technology. On the sidelines of the event, the teams will have an excellent opportunity to share their expertise and learn about the capacities for cooperation in skills training.

  7. SkillsLatvia2024 - Latvian National Skills Competition

    8-11 May 2024

    Riga, Latvia

    In May 2024, 8th National Young Professionals Competition SkillsLatvia 2024 will gather around 120 competitors, who will showcase their talents and skills in 20 different skills competitions. During two days competitors will show their skills by performing tasks created by industry experts whilst visitors will also have a chance to participate in different activities, such as “Try a skill” and others.

April 2024

  1. Jobs Tournament Final (Yrkeskampen)

    24 April 2024

    Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, 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.

  2. Swedish National Skills Competition (Yrkes-SM)

    23-25 April 2024

    Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, Sweden

    The Swedish National Skills Competition are the largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education in Sweden. 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.

  3. EmiratesSkills National Competition 2024

    22-24 April 2024

    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.

  4. The Danish National Skills Competition 2024

    17-20 April 2024

    Dyrskuepladsen in Roskilde, Darupvej 19, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

    The Danish National Skills Competition is the largest single competition, education and training event in Denmark, and we expect around 50.000 visitors. 300 young finalists will compete in 47 different competitions and after 3 exciting competitions days 47 new Danish champions will be celebrated. In addition, thousands of secondary school students will visit and discover which professions they like which helps them choose their future study. The main objective of the event is to improve the quality and attractiveness of vocational education and training. The Danish National Skills Competition includes 47 different Competition Skills and 34 Skills as showcasing.

  5. SpainSkills Competition 2024

    9-13 April 2024

    Madrid, Spain

    This competition will take place in Madrid, at the fairgrounds (IFEMA) between April 9 and 13, 2024. More than 500 students or recent graduates in vocational training from the educational system will compete in 29 skills.

  6. Hong Kong Junior Skills Competition 2024

    April to May 2024

    Hong Kong, China

    Riding on the success of the Hong Kong Junior Skills Competition (HKJSC) in 2022, the second HKJSC will be organised in 2024. Seven skills competitions will be offered including :

    - 3D Digital Game Art
    - Fashion Technology
    - Hairdressing
    - Mechatronics
    - Pâtisserie and Confectionery
    - Visual Merchandising
    - Wall and Floor Tiling

    All local secondary schools are invited to nominate their students to participate in the skills competitions to stretch their potentials to the full. Participating students will be provided a series of briefing and training which will equip them with the relevant knowledge and skills to better prepare themselves for the competition and develop their interests from there.

March 2024

  1. Skills The Finals – by WorldSkills Netherlands

    21-22 March 2024

    Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, Netherlands

    Skills The Finals, the Dutch National Championship, will take place 21 and 22 March in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. Over 600 finalists will compete in 60 professional competitions. In addition, secondary school students can discover which professions they like which helps them choose their future study. As in the real world, the practice of professions is simulated in our “try a skill” activities. We have up to 90 professional challenges and hope to welcome 20.000 visitors.

February 2024

  1. The 32nd Skill Grand Prix of Japan

    23-26 February 2024

    Kita-Kyushu, Japan

    The Skill Grand Prix is held every two years with the aim of contributing towards developing an atmosphere conducive to respecting technical skills and improving the status of skills while also working towards further improving the technical skills of advanced grade, grade 1 and non-classified grade certified skilled workers.

  2. WorldSkills South Africa National Skills Competition

    1-3 February 2024

    Inkosi Albert Luthuli Durban International Convention Centre (DICC), Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa , South Africa

    The National competition will feature a two-day World Skills South Africa Conference which will be attended by 500 national and international guests under the theme; “ Skills Change Lives” .
    The event will be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Durban International Convention Centre (DICC) in Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa and promises insightful discussions and deliberations.

January 2024

  1. CPW2024 Lyon

    29 January to 1 February 2024

    Lyon, France

    Competition Preparation Week in preparation for WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

  2. Semi-finals of Latvian National Skills Competition SkillsLatvia2024

    19 January to 29 February 2024

    Riga, Latvia

    From January to February 2024, semi finals of Latvian National Skills Competition SkillsLatvia2024 will take place. Around 250 VET students will compete in 20 skills to have a chance to participate in the Finals of the SkillsLatvia2024. Competitions will take place in VET schools.

  3. WorldSkills autonomous mobile robotics training

    15-19 January 2024

    Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    WorldSkills Jamaica and Studica Robotics are inviting you to a full week of Autonomous Mobile Robotics training with an exciting Jamaican experience.
    The training is for new teams and those preparing for Lyon 2024. Invitation is open to one expert; however, experts can bring a team. Maximum is 3 people to one kit.
    We can accommodate 25 people, on a first come first serve basis, for the training. Package prices vary, please visit the link above.

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.