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May 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. WorldSkills Northern Region Competitions

    17-21 May 2021

    Kiryandongo Technical Institute, Kiryandongo District, Northern Uganda, Uganda

  5. WorldSkills Croatia 2021 National Vocational Skills Competition

    11-13 May 2021

    Zagreb, Croatia

    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

  6. SkillsUSA TECHSPO

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

April 2021

  1. SkillsLatvia 2021

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 2021 Local Skills Competition Korea

    5-9 April 2021

    17 cities & provinces, Korea

March 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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, or
    Refer to official email for registration details.

February 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. WorldSkills Malaysia Webinar

    9 February 2021

    Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

    Sharing session by Malaysian WorldSkills Competition Expert of Cooking and Automobile Technology.

  4. SkillsUSA Week

    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.

  5. 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.