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Past Events


February 2021

  1. SkillsDenmark National Competition

    4-6 February 2021

    Frederica, Denmark

January 2021

  1. 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

December 2020

  1. 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.

  2. WorldSkills China 1st National Vocational Skills Competition

    10-13 December 2020

    Guangzhou, China

November 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 58th National Skills Competition

    13-16 November 2020

    Aichi, 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.

  4. WorldSkills Chile - IV Olimpiadas de Habilidades Technicas

    2-6 November 2020

    online competition, Chile

October 2020

  1. 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.

  2. WorldSkills Germany National Skills Competition

    19 October to 18 November 2020


  3. WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 (Cancelled)

    5-8 October 2020

    Dublin, Ireland

    General Assembly and Conference

September 2020

  1. 50th National Skills Competition

    17-21 September 2020

    Taipei, Chinese Taipei

  2. WorldSkills Belarus National Competition

    15-18 September 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    (Rescheduled from May 2020) The Competition combine Competitions in more than 35 professional competencies, such as: construction technologies, production and engineering technologies, information and communication technologies, transport and logistics, social and personal services, and creative professions and fashion. The competition will bring together more than 300 students, and young workers from all regions of the country.

  3. WorldSkills Korea 55th National Skills Competition

    14-21 September 2020

    Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea, Korea

  4. SwissSkills 2020 (Cancelled)

    9-13 September 2020

    Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland

    In this Competition, the best young professionals will meet for the Swiss professional championships. Over 135 skills will be presented and an expected 1000 competitors will participate in 75 skills.

  5. VIII WorldSkills Russia National Competition

    7-20 September 2020

    Russia, Kuzbass, Russia

    Hybrid Format - a symbiosis of distance and online technologies.

  6. National Competitions Brazil 2020

    1 September to 30 November 2020

    Various locations, Brazil

    (Rescheduled from May-Aug 2020)
    National Competitions in Brazil will be held from Sep to Nov, 2020 at SENAI's Professional Training Centers in 27 federative units across the country.
    The test projects are aligned with the skills of the Technical Descriptions updated by WorldSkills International and the CIS used at Worldskills Competition.

August 2020

  1. WorldSkills Championships’ Association of Korea Exhibition and Competition

    10-12 August 2020

    Seoul aT Centre, Korea

    Exhibition of WorldSkills Champions works.
    Skills Competitions in Carpentry, Hairdressing, Cabinetmaking, Web Technologies, Graphic Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering CAD.
    Champion's forum to discuss the future of skills competitions.

July 2020

  1. Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition Japan (Cancelled)

    29-30 July 2020

    Hiroshima, 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.

  2. WorldSkills Americas 2020 (Postponed)

    20-24 July 2020

    Dominican Republic

    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.

June 2020

  1. WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition

    25-27 June 2020

    TBA, Ghana

    Ghana National Skills competition is the major Skills Competition event in Ghana which brings all the skilled young competitors who emerged as the best in various skill areas in the zonal level to compete among themselves. This event also provides World Skills Ghana the opportunity to select best emerged competitors to compete in the WorldSkills Africa, Namibia 2020 and subsequently to WorldSkills Competition, Shanghai, 2021.

  2. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference (Cancelled)

    23-27 June 2020

    United States of America

May 2020

  1. Skills Canada National Competition (Cancelled)

    27-30 May 2020

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Skills/Compétences Canada will host the 26th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Vancouver. During the two days of competition, Canada’s best students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies will compete with the goal of becoming the national champion in their respective discipline. SCNC is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. The event welcomes over 550 competitors participating in over 40 skilled trade and technology Skill Areas. SCNC brings together industry, government and education representatives and up to 7,500 student visitors who will participate in over 50 Try-a-Trade® and Technology activities and interactive demonstrations on our Essential Skills Stage. Through SCNC, Skills/Compétences Canada seeks to raise awareness about the skilled trade and technology sectors to Canadian youth and their influencers. SCNC Vancouver 2020 is a Selection year for WorldSkills Team Canada 2021 to compete at the WorldSkills Competition being held in Shanghai, China.

  2. National Finals Preparation Seminar (Postponed)

    21-23 May 2020

    Paris, Ile-De-France, France

    New date will be advised as soon as possible.

  3. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2020 (Cancelled)

    15-16 May 2020

    Hong kong, Hong Kong, China

    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2020, Vocational and Professional Education Training (VPET) International Conference 2020, and VTC International STEM Student’s Forum and Exchange Progamme 2020. As in 2017, it is expected that this mega event will attract more than 20,000 visitors. The theme will be ‘Skilling for the Future’. The VPET International Conference 2020 aims at raising the profile of VPET in the region and connect international and local delegates from the government, enterprises, and education institutions. Renowned speakers from different countries will be invited to shed light on future skills and workforce and share their insights on future talent strategies with participants in several plenary and break-out thematic sessions. The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2020 will be inviting participation from overseas teams and it will be a platform for young competitors to showcase their talents, gain exposure and network.

  4. VPET International Conference 2020

    15 May 2020

    E Conference (virtual), Hong Kong, China

    In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival has been cancelled.
    The concurrent VPET International Conference 2020 will now be conducted in the format of e-Conference on 15 May. This will be a great event and more details are available on the website.

  5. 2nd National Competition WorldSkills Croatia (Cancelled)

    12-14 May 2020

    Zagreb, Croatia

    WorldSkills Croatia 2020 is the National Skills Competition of Vocational School Students and the largest education event in Croatia and skills competition in this part of Europe. It is organised for a second year, after a successful launch in 2019 which was marked by following numbers:
    • 3 days
    • 5 pavilions
    • 23 partner companies
    • 34 host schools
    • 44 skills and try-a-skill activities
    • more than 60 media publications
    • 200 assessors
    • more than 200 vocational schools
    • more than 200 primary schools
    • more than 350 competitors
    • more than 350 mentors
    • more than 12,000 visitors
    • 15.000 m2

  6. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2020 Jyväskylä (Cancelled)

    11-14 May 2020

    Jyväskylä, 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 2020 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Jyväskylä.

April 2020

  1. SkillsLatvia National Competition (Cancelled)

    28-29 April 2020

    Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

    The 4th National Skills Competition of Young Professionals SkillsLatvia 2020 will take place from 28th – 29th of April 2020, representing 22 skills categories. For two days 150 competitors from 35 Vocational education institutions will take part in an intense competition for medals and the title of the best master. Competition with motto “The doer wins!” praises the skills of young professionals and demonstrates cooperation between vocational education institutions and the labour market. It is the only event open to a wide range of visitors, exhibiting the excellence of VET students' skills and demonstrating VET in a wide range of practical activities as an opportunity for future career choices.

  2. WorldSkills Ghana Zonal Skills Competition (Cancelled)

    5-7 April 2020

    Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi & Accra Technical University (ATU), Accra, Ghana

    WorldSkills Ghana presents zonal skills competition as a pre-event selection to National Skills competition. This serves as a platform in promoting "the need for skills" and gives opportunity for skilled young people to compete among themselves. The zonal skills competition is divided into the Northern zone and the southern zone. The venue for the former is at Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi and the latter is Accra Technical University (ATU), Accra.

March 2020

  1. GCC Skills

    22-25 March 2020


    The exact location is to be confirmed.

  2. WorldSkills Europe Competition Preparation Meeting (Cancelled)

    16-19 March 2020

    Graz, Austria

  3. Emirates Skills National Competition

    15-17 March 2020

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

  4. Skills The Finals

    4-6 March 2020

    leeuwarden, Netherlands

February 2020

  1. National Competition Portugal

    9-14 February 2020

    Setúbal, Portugal

    • 400 competitors
    • 41 skills

  2. TVET – Leader’s Forum 2020

    4 February 2020

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

    The TVET Leaders Forum is part of the TVET Innovation Week. This national platform brings together experts, industry representatives, government leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, researchers, students and educators to exchange ideas and expertise on a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the 21st Century.
    Organized by Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).

January 2020

  1. National Competition Denmark

    16-18 January 2020

    Copenhagen - Bella Center (Expo), Denmark

  2. Regional Skills Competitions

    15 January to 15 March 2020


    Regional events take place between January and March 2020 at various locations throughout the country, please see website for exact dates and additional information.

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.

October 2019

  1. WorldSkills Americas General Assembly 2019

    22 October 2019

    Santiago, Chile

    Incl. WorldSkills Americas Leaders Forum

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 to 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