Lincoln Electric Education - Expert Welding Training for WSC
11 August to 15 September 2021
digital and onsite training available
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.
16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan
4-5 August 2021
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.
WorldSkills Japan - Prototype Modelling Skill Challenge
27-29 July 2021
Given the postponement of WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 to October 2022, and postponement or cancellation of most national and regional competitions, WorldSkills Japan has decided to offer a series of skill challenges for Prototype Modelling. The Prototype Modelling skill challenges will be a shared, competitive, learning experience meant to keep Member countries and regions, and their teams, prepared for Shanghai in 2022.
As the first step, we will hold open online joint training from 27th July 2021 to 29th July 2021. Please refer to the website for more information.
We are also planning to have onsite joint training in Japan for new entry Members after the COVID pandemic has settled down.
SENA Colombia Online Qualifying Competition
26 July to 13 August 2021
Various cities and training centers, Colombia
Competitors from all over the country develop small challenges (2-3 hours) from their own training centers and regionals, in an online format. The best competitors in every skill will be selected to participate in the face to face national competition.
Water Technology: Online and Hybrid Skills Challenge supported by WorldSkills and Festo
20 July 2021
This digital and hybrid skills challenge supported by Festo and WorldSkills virtually brings young participants from all over the world together to test their skills in Water Technology.
Please use the link to register your interest and contact Hamza Lekhbizi email@example.com for more information.
WorldSkills Europe Online Skills Challenge in Graphic Design Technology
14 July 2021
In support of the Year of Innovation, WorldSkills Europe has announced a new Online Skills Challenge in Graphic Design Technology. Open exclusively to WorldSkills Europe and WorldSkills Members, the Online Skills Challenge has been created for young people and experts to compete, share, learn, and become prepared for EuroSkills and WorldSkills Competitions.
The Challenge has been developed in collaboration with WorldSkills Portugal’s Nuno Viana, who is the Graphic Design Technology Chief Expert for EuroSkills Graz 2021, and WorldSkills Russia’s Andrey Ermakov, who is the Graphic Design Technology Deputy Chief Expert for EuroSkills Graz 2021.
The event takes place on Wednesday 14 July 2021. A pre-event briefing for Experts will take place on
Monday 5 July 2021.
To register competitors to participate, WorldSkills/WorldSkills Europe Experts must contact WorldSkills Europe Competition and IT Coordinator, Jordy de Groot, Jordy.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 June 2021.
WorldSkills Japan - Plastic Die Engineering Skill Challenge
6-9 July 2021
Given the postponement of WorldSkills Shanghai from 2021 to October 2022 and the postponement or cancelation of many national and regional competitions, WorldSkills Japan has decided to offer a series of skill challenges for Plastic Die Engineering. The Plastic Die Engineering skill challenges will be a shared, competitive, learning experience meant to keep Member countries and regions, and their teams, prepared for Shanghai in 2022.
As the first step, we will hold open online joint training from 6th July 2021 to 9th July 2021.
We are also planning to have onsite joint training in Japan for new entry Members after the corona pandemic has settled down.
If you require any further information please contact Mr Keiichi Furuido, email@example.com.
Digital Skills Competition – SkillsPortugal, Digital 2021
21 June to 9 July 2021
digital and remote event, Portugal
Portuguese people are known as explorers and as people that never say no to a challenge. WorldSkills named 2021 as “the year of innovation”. As an opportunity to develop programmes that offer our young people and their trainers capacity building, while keeping them engaged for the forthcoming European and worldwide competitions. And WorldSkills Portugal is here to answer the challenge and give its contribution to this ongoing digital transition.
The 1st National Digital Skills Competition is going to take place this year. From June 21st to July 9th, around 250 competitors, aged between 16 and 35, will prove their digital competences in 18 skills.
Supported by national and worldwide reference partners in the digital area, such as Microsoft, Amazon, CISCO, Google, among others, it will be the 1st WorldSkills Portugal competition totally developed in a digital and distance logic.
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
21-24 June 2021
Virtual Event, United States of America
SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships will be held virtually in 2021, with localized hands-on elements for select competitions. 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.
Skills Canada Virtual National Competition / Compétitions nationales virtuelles de Compétences Canada
15 June 2021
Due to the global pandemic, Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) annual flagship event will be held on a virtual platform, in June 2021. Over 500 students and apprentices from across Canada will be competing virtually in 37 Skill Areas, in six skilled trade and technology sectors. This event will also include fun and interactive challenges for youth across Canada, and an awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. Watch SCC’s social media channels and website for updates.
Studica Mobile Robotics Skills Challenge
14-18 June 2021
An online challenge in Mobile Robotics for all WorldSkills Members to compete, share, learn, be engaged and become prepared for Shanghai 2022.
(Participation via Member only)
14-18 June 2021
Virtual, United States of America
Some events will occur prior to this week and some after but the majority will be held week of June 14.
WorldSkills Poland National Competition
2 June 2021
For the first time in Poland, we will be organising a National Competition in 5 new skills. On the 2nd of June, in Lublin, almost 40 young challengers will be competing in Mechatronics, Industry 4.0, Cloud Computing, Mobile Robotics and Cyber Security. The winners will take part in WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
WorldSkills Uganda Eastern Region Competitions
31 May to 4 June 2021
Iganga Technical Institute, Iganga District, Eastern Uganda, Uganda
WorldSkills Poland National Competition in Chemical Laboratory Technology
28 May 2021
Grupa Azoty S.A. Research and Development Laboratories, Poland
For the first time in Poland, we will be organizing a National Competition in Chemical Laboratory Technology. The competition will take place on the 28th of May at the Grupa Azoty S.A. Research and Development Laboratories. Grupa Azoty S.A. is the leading Polish chemical industry company and our Partner. The winner will take part in WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.
WorldSkills Uganda Central Region Competitions
24-28 May 2021
Nakawa Vocational Training College, Kampala District, Central Uganda, Uganda
Skills Finland Taitaja 2021 International Webinar
19 May 2021
The Taitaja 2021 International Webinar is a great opportunity to hear more about the Finnish and international VET topics as well as build contacts with colleagues from near and far.
The international audience is warmly welcome to participate in the livestream event virtually. Parts of the competition livestream are hosted and presented in English. The program will be updated closer to the event and is free of charge. Please register via the website.
WorldSkills UK - International Skills Summit: skills for growth
19 May 2021
Dudley College of Technology, United Kingdom
Whether you’re a business, policy-maker or educator, our International Skills Summit will give you unique access to leaders in your field on issues affecting skills for growth. Hear how skills will be key for the recovery, pose questions to the speakers and learn how sectors such as clean tech and advanced manufacturing are developing the skills of the future.
Taitaja2021, Finnish National Skills Competition
18-20 May 2021
various locations and online, Finland
Taitaja competition is the largest annual vocational education event in Finland. In past years, it has attracted over 40 000 visitors annually to take part in the event. In May 2021, the event will be organised in a new way. Instead of one big public event, the competition will be organised in vocational institutes around northern Finland and streamed online. Taitaja2021 Oulu event is organised by Educational Consortium OSAO, together with Skills Finland and several education providers from Northern Finland. The competition for the Finnish championship includes 46 skills categories and 360 competitors.
2021 WorldSkills Hong Kong “Rail Vehicle Technology” Competition – Final
18-20 May 2021
MTR Kowloon Bay Depot, Hong Kong, China
The first time “Rail Vehicle Technology” competition is organized in Hong Kong, and the first time for WorldSkills Hong Kong to cooperate with Mass Transit Railway (MTR) company in organizing and providing profession trainings to winners. 12 out of 40 teams, who were selected at semi-final, will go through a final round of technical examination and compete for the two best teams to receive further trainings and final selection.
WorldSkills Northern Region Competitions
17-21 May 2021
Kiryandongo Technical Institute, Kiryandongo District, Northern Uganda, Uganda
WorldSkills Croatia 2021 National Vocational Skills Competition
11-13 May 2021
National skills competition with over 350 competitors and 1000 accredited participants in 44 skills covering 13 vocational education sectors. The competition will be held in complete accordance with any and all COVID-19 anti-epidemic measures in place at the time in Croatia
5 May to 24 June 2021
Virtual Event, United States of America
SkillsUSA TECHSPO is always one of the highlights of an in-person NLSC, an opportunity for members to engage directly with partners from industry and education. The 2021 TECHSPO event is being held virtually and features business and industry partners that initially engaged with SkillsUSA’s “Connect to My Future” Career Conference participants when the event was launched in early May. This virtual trade show will continue throughout the duration of the national conference, ending June 24. It allows every member to interact with partners across dozens of industries.
SkillsUSA Connect to My Future
5-6 May 2021
Virtual Event, United States of America
SkillsUSA’s Connect to My Future conference was a two-day virtual conference designed to allow students to explore career pathways and connect directly with employers. Connect to My Future is unique in that it puts SkillsUSA members together with employees of partners and affiliate organizations to hold important conversations which connect students with their future.
SkillsUSA National Signing Day
4 May 2021
Bridgeville, PA, United States of America
SkillsUSA National Signing Day was 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 were 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.
The 2021 National Signing Day is sponsored by The Home Depot, Klein Tools, 84 Lumber and NC3.
SkillsUSA Week of Service
3-9 May 2021
Local chapters nationwide, United States of America
As part of their annual program of work, SkillsUSA asks all chapters to conduct and promote a community-service project during the National Week of Service. This helps commemorate the founding of SkillsUSA (May 8, 1965).
23 April to 4 June 2021
Riga and different vocational education schools in Latvia, Latvia
This year National Young Professionals Skills Competition SkillsLatvia 2021 will take place online and at present at vocational education schools in Latvia. Competitors will challenge themselves at 21 different professions to see who’s got the best skills. The competition won’t be accessible to the wider public in schools because of the pandemic caused by virus Covid-19, but anyone can follow the progress and see updates of skills competitions at SkillsLatvia Facebook page and State Education Development Agency’s website and Facebook page.
2021 WorldSkills Hong Kong “Building Information Modelling” Competition – Final
15 April 2021
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), Hong Kong, China
This is the final competition for Trade “Building Information Modelling”. 3 out of the 40 participants will be selected to receive further trainings and final selection.
WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 (Cancelled)
6-11 April 2021
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Due to health concerns associated with the ongoing pandemic, WorldSkills ASEAN 2020 has been cancelled. Singapore will be hosting the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN Competition from 22-27 July 2023 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
2021 Local Skills Competition Korea
5-9 April 2021
17 cities & provinces, Korea
The WorldSkills France National Finals (Phase 1)
30 March to 16 October 2021
various , France
Skills competitions will take place in 13 regions in 56 skills throughout France in all types of training centres, vocational schools, partner companies, etc. This is an unprecedented experience and format to maintain the general competition dynamic and support the WorldSkills France ecosystem.
At the end of competitions in PHASE 1, competitors obtain a score representing 20 to 50% of the final score to be completed during NATIONAL FINALS PHASE 2 due to take place on a single-site in Lyon at Eurexpo in January 2022.
WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence
24-25 March 2021
online, United Kingdom
WorldSkills UK’s Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence are back by popular demand, once again delivering free virtual advice and guidance to support young people to take their first step on their career ladder. Speakers will deliver bitesize information on Traineeships, T Levels and apprenticeships, providing practical tips on how to apply, the benefits of these routes and busting the myths to ensure all participants leave the sessions well informed on the options available to them.
The Spotlight Talks will bring together the UK’s leading employers, apprentices and careers advisors to help young people confidently reach important decisions about their training and career choices. The content can be easily viewed on any smart device
Steer21 Innocrea Competition - WS Jamaica
11 March 2021
HEART College of Construction Services (HCCS) Campus, St Catherine, Jamaica
WorldSkills Jamaica launch an Innovation Competition called ‘STEER21 INNOCREA COMPETITION’. This beautiful initiative is an Innovation and Creativity Competition across multiple areas to include, but are not limited to Beauty Therapy, Manufacturing and Engineering, General Construction and Culinary, to name a few. The competition encourages our students to think critically and analytically to reform and/or invent an initiative in their specialized area that will enhance, advance or ease processes.
Festo Digital Collaboration Platform: Festo LX (Festo Learning Experience)
10 March 2021
online meeting Wednesday, March 10th at 12:00 h – 13:00 h (Central European Time, GMT+1)
(WorldSkills Members only)
For the sake of strengthening education and skills resilience for personal growth and employability, Festo is pleased to kick-off of a series of activities in contribution to the WorldSkills year of innovation and in honor of 30 years Global Partnership with WorldSkills. The first activity is dedicated to digital skills, knowledge and capacity building in the field of state-of-the-art manufacturing and production engineering technologies.
Festo offers to WorldSkillers from around the globe, active in skills development in the Manufacturing Cluster a session on the latest Digital Collaboration Platform: Festo LX (Festo Learning Experience). There are 400 users accounts(first come, first serve) exclusively allocated and reserved to WorldSkillers enabling them to access more than 200 courses (including 1,500 hours of E-Learning content). The Festo LX provides a social learning environment for sharing documents, media, exercises, solutions, Learning paths, answering questions and online coaching for experts, faculty, learners and students. Theoretical and practical tasks could be tailored to the requirements of the individual learners as well.
If you have any question meanwhile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Refer to official email for registration details.
Level Up! with Skills Canada
25 February 2021
This is a virtual event being hosted on the VFairs platform, Canada
Skills/Compétences Canada, its 13 provincial and territorial Member Organizations and over 60 of their industry, education and government partners want to invite you to this one-day interactive FREE virtual career exploration event.
- Learn about career and education pathways in the skilled
trades and technologies
- Find your employer by interacting with industry and
education partners from across the country through text chat
- Participate in answering quiz questions from our partners and
join in on the scavenger hunt for your chance to win great
prizes for yourself and a prize pack for your school.
Skills Grand Prix
19-22 February 2021
Aichi (remote spectators), Japan
The Skill Grand Prix is held every two years with the aim of contributing towards developing an atmosphere conducive to respecting skills and improving the status of skills.
Skills Grand Prix is a skill competition for skilled technicians from all over Japan compete for skills. Participants are technicians who have passed the special rank, first rank and single rank skill tests for each occupation, Regardless of age, it is held as a skills competition to determine the best of best in Japan.
WorldSkills Malaysia Webinar
9 February 2021
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Sharing session by Malaysian WorldSkills Competition Expert of Cooking and Automobile Technology.
8-12 February 2021
Local chapters nationwide, United States of America
SkillsUSA Week is celebrated in February each year. SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote SkillsUSA programs and activities at the local and state levels. During the week, members can also help raise awareness of SkillsUSA.
SkillsDenmark National Competition
4-6 February 2021
EuroSkills Graz 2020 (Cancelled)
6-10 January 2021
Exhibition Centre Graz, Graz, Austria
EuroSkills Graz 2020, which had been postponed a first time from September 2020 to January 2021, has now been postponed indefinitely. The WorldSkills Europe Board and EuroSkills Graz 2020 are currently investigating options for holding the event at a later date
WorldSkills France National Finals (Postponed)
15-17 December 2020
EUREXPO Lyon, France, France
The WorldSkills France National Finals Lyon, which had been postponed a first time to December 2020, will now take place in 2021.
WorldSkills China 1st National Vocational Skills Competition
10-13 December 2020
Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium
30 November to 1 December 2020
Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium
Startech’s Days is the most important skills promotion event in Belgium.
The event is organized around 30 competitions, 70 try-a-skills, as well as various conferences and workshops. This year’s focus is on STEM.
AustrianSkills 2020 (Postponed)
19-22 November 2020
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
AustrianSkills 2020 has now been postponed till November 2021 following the announcement that WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 will be postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
58th National Skills Competition
13-16 November 2020
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.
WorldSkills Chile - IV Olimpiadas de Habilidades Technicas
2-6 November 2020
online competition, Chile
WorldSkills Americas 2020
26-31 October 2020
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.
WorldSkills Germany National Skills Competition
19 October to 18 November 2020
WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 (Cancelled)
5-8 October 2020
General Assembly and Conference
50th National Skills Competition
17-21 September 2020
Taipei, Chinese Taipei