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May 2022

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

    10-12 May 2022

    Zagreb Fair, Zagreb, Croatia

    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

  2. Swedish Vocational Championships

    10-12 May 2022

    Växjö, Sweden

    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.

  3. National Competition IT Network Systems Administration

    9-13 May 2022

    ECKD - Kassel, Germany

  4. SkillsPortugal Digital 2022 – National Digital Skills Competition

    2-16 May 2022

    on-line, Portugal

    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.

  5. LuxSkills 2022

    2-4 May 2022

    LuxExpo , Luxembourg

    National skills competition for WorldSkills Luxembourg.

April 2022

  1. SkillsDenmark National Competition

    28-30 April 2022

    Høng , Denmark

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

    26 April 2022

    United Kingdom

    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

    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

    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: 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


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

  6. WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions

    April to November 2022

    Australia, Australia

    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


    Start of registration April 04-15, 2022
    Start of courses April 18, 2022
    Academic courses offer only in Spanish.
    Registration at

March 2022

  1. Skills The Finals - The Netherlands

    31 March to 1 April 2022

    Jaarbeurs Utrecht, 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?

  2. WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022

    28 March to 2 April 2022

    The Dome, Swakopmund, Namibia, Namibia

    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

  4. EmiratesSkills National Competition 2022

    7-9 March 2022

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


October 2021

  1. The Swedish VET week 2021

    18-24 October 2021


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    (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

    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

    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

    (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 for more information or registration details.

  6. 16th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan

    4-5 August 2021

    Ehime, 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. The purpose of this is to provide them with goals and widen the horizons of young skilled people.

July 2021

  1. WorldSkills Japan - Prototype Modelling Skill Challenge

    27-29 July 2021

    online, Japan

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 for more information.

  4. 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, by Friday 25 June 2021.

  5. WorldSkills Japan - Plastic Die Engineering Skill Challenge

    6-9 July 2021

    online, Japan

    (Member only)
    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,

June 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Skills Canada Virtual National Competition / Compétitions nationales virtuelles de Compétences Canada

    15 June 2021

    online, Canada

    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.

  4. 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)

  5. SkillsUSA Championships

    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.

  6. WorldSkills Poland National Competition

    2 June 2021

    Lubin, Poland

    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.

May 2021

  1. WorldSkills Uganda Eastern Region Competitions

    31 May to 4 June 2021

    Iganga Technical Institute, Iganga District, Eastern Uganda, Uganda

  2. 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.

  3. WorldSkills Uganda Central Region Competitions

    24-28 May 2021

    Nakawa Vocational Training College, Kampala District, Central Uganda, Uganda

  4. Skills Finland Taitaja 2021 International Webinar

    19 May 2021

    Taitaja, Finland

    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.

  5. 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.