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Past Events


March 2019

  1. Icelandic National Skills Competition

    14-16 March 2019

    Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland

    Mín framtíð - Íslandsmót iðn- og verkgreina og framhaldsskólakynning

  2. SkillStar Festival

    12-14 March 2019

    HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary

    If you would like to visit, for more information contact Ms Zsofia Csiszar ( or Ms Dóra Weiszenburger (

  3. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Services Skills

    12-13 March 2019

    Horecatel – WEX Marche-en-Famenne, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

  4. International Women's Day

    8 March 2019

  5. Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    4 March to 8 April 2019

    UK wide, United Kingdom

  6. Skill Grand Prix

    1-4 March 2019

    Hyogo, Japan

    The Japanese Skill Grand Prix is a competition held every two years and brings together experienced skilled workers from all over Japan possessing Advanced, Grade1 and Non-classified certifications.

  7. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Final Landscape Gardening

    1-2 March 2019

    Concours du Meilleur Jardinier – Jardin Expo Liège, Liège, Belgium

February 2019

  1. WorldSkills Americas 2019

    26 February to 1 March 2019

    São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 1st Portugese Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    24 February to 1 March 2019

    Tomar, Portugal

    Throughout 2 separate weeks the complete Portuguese team will be in internships preparing for WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Within this week the Competition context is reproduced as accurately as possible (also with guest teams from other countries to promote the competitiveness amongst them), and several other activities take place, such as mental training, experts training, workshops, etc.

  3. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Different Skills & Try a skill

    14-15 February 2019

    Défi des Talents – EFP Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

    School event

January 2019

  1. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Construction Skills & Try a skill

    27-28 January 2019

    Batimoi – WEX Marche-en-Famenne, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

November 2018

  1. National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France.

    29 November to 1 December 2018

    Caen, France

  2. National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France

    28 November to 1 December 2018

    Caen, Normandie, France

    650 competitors, 51 skills

  3. WorldSkills Liechtenstein 50th Anniversary

    27 November 2018

    Dorfsaal, Triesenberg, Principality of Liechtenstein

    WorldSkills Liechtenstein celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the WorldSkills Membership
    o The programme contains a review of the successful journey of WorldSkills Liechtenstein since we have joined WorldSkills in July 1968.
    o An award ceremony for honoured experts and delegates.
    o A glance into the future of WorldSkills Liechtenstein
    o And most important the nomination of the competitors for Kazan 2019

  4. WorldSkills Asia Competition

    25-27 November 2018

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    The Skills Categories are: Web Design, Graphics Design Technology, Mechnical Engineering Design - CAD, IT Software Solution, IT Network System Administration.

  5. AustrianSkills 2018

    22-25 November 2018

    Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

    AustrianSkills 2018 – 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.
    This year the qualification for WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan (Russia) and EuroSkills 2020 in Graz (for the first time in the history of EuroSkills in Austria) will take place from November, 22nd to 25th at the Messe Congress Salzburg.
    In its own competition halls with approx. 18,000 sqm of competition area, the crème de la crème of the local skilled workers - from the cutting technicians, mechatronic specialists, masons, bakers and carpenters to painters - can be found at the strenuous competition work can be observed. The 350 participants prove their willingness to work, psychological and physical resilience as well as above-average craftsmanship and technical skills in about 40 different professions. More than 30,000 visitors are expected.

  6. WorldSkills Africa Kigali 2018

    20-24 November 2018

    IPRC Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda

    WorldSkills Africa Kigali 2018 is the first pilot Skills Competition, open to all countries in the Africa region. It is part of the WorldSkills projects that will help support the future establishment of WorldSkills Africa.

  7. WorldSkills UK LIVE

    15-17 November 2018

    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    WorldSkills UK National Finals

  8. European Vocational Skills Week 2018

    5-9 November 2018

    Vienna, Austria

    An integral part of the European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills), #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, aiming to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) experience and raise its visibility across the European Union, Norway and Iceland.

  9. 56th National Skills Competition

    2-5 November 2018

    Okinawa, Japan

October 2018

  1. Guangzhou / Hong Kong / Macao / Chengdu Youth Skills Competition (GHMCYSC)

    30-31 October 2018

    Macau, Macao, China

    Young competitors from Guangzhou, Macau and Chengdu, and Hong Kong team will represent their region and go through a keen competition in several trades, including Electrical Installation, Fashion Technology, Patisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Services, and Web Design and Development.

  2. WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition

    27-29 October 2018

    Ekaterinburg, Russia

  3. National Competition Norway

    23-25 October 2018


    National Competition for apprentices and young workers

  4. National Competition Printing Technology

    22-25 October 2018

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

  5. National Competition Grafic Design & Web Design and Development

    22-25 October 2018

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

  6. WorldSkills General Assembly 2018

    14-19 October 2018

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    General Assembly and Conference

  7. WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals

    10-11 October 2018

    Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton, New Zealand

  8. National Skills Competition Korea

    5-12 October 2018

    Various locations, Jeollanam-do, Korea

  9. ITE international TVET conference 2018

    3-4 October 2018

    Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore

    Rapid changes in technology and industry are impacting economies worldwide. The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about new developments that will affect the way we learn, live and work. What does this mean for the future of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)? How can TVET institutions, practitioners and policy makers work with the industry to prepare the workforce for the challenges of the future? What are some of the policies, approaches and programmes we can look to in response to the digital economy and industry transformation?

    Organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, the Singapore International TVET Conference 2018 seeks to address and explore answers to these issues.

  10. IndiaSkills National Competitions

    2-5 October 2018

    New Delhi, India, India

    This year WorldSkills India organized district and state level competitions across 20 states, followed by 4 regional competitions from March to June 2018. More than 50,000 competitors across 24 states competed at these competitions. As a next step, the winners from all the state and regional level competitions will compete at the IndiaSkills National Competition 2018. More than 400 competitors from across the country will compete in 40+ skills at this event. The event will also saw a participation of 50+ corporates through panel discussions and conferences. IndiaSkills will also organize skill demonstration and try a skill for 1,000,000+ school students who will visit the competition over 4 days.

  11. National Skills Competition Bahrain

    2-3 October 2018

    Bahrain International Circuit, Kingdom of Bahrain

    4th National Competition of Bahrain with 29 Skills represented.

  12. National Skills Competition 2018

    1-6 October 2018

    See below, Chile

    In the context of the national WorldSkills Chile, there will be competition in 17 skills, In conjunction with the national Competition, part of the WorldSkills Americas Competition will take place. In summary, both events will be held simultaneously in 6 cities throughout the country and 11 places of Competition. For more detailed information, please visit website.

  13. WorldSkills Americas 2018

    1-6 October 2018

    Santiago, Buin, and San Fernando, Chile

    46 Competitors and 40 Experts from 7 Member Countries competed in 5 Skills and 3 Demonstration Skills in 4 separate Venues spanning 3 Cities in the Host Country of Chile.

September 2018

  1. EuroSkills 2018

    26-30 September 2018

    Budapest, Hungary

  2. National Skills Competition Italy/ South Tyrol

    20-22 September 2018

    Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

  3. National Competition CNC Turning

    18-22 September 2018

    Stuttgart Trade Fair, Stuttgart, Germany

  4. National Competition CNC Milling

    18-22 September 2018

    Stuttgart Trade Fair, Stuttgart, Germany

  5. National Competition Landscape Gardening

    13-14 September 2018

    Nuremberg Trade Fair, Nuremburg, Germany

  6. SwissSkills 2018

    12-16 September 2018

    Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland

    In this Competition, the best young professionals will meet for the second central Swiss professional championships. The SwissSkills 2018 offers 75 professional championships and a further 60 vocational demonstrations. Some organisations do not have their Swiss professional championships in Bern in 2018, but organise their own Competitions. The dates are distributed throughout the year and there are different professions.

August 2018

  1. ASEAN Skills Competition

    30 August to 4 September 2018

    Challenger hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand

    Around 300 competitors form 10 ASEAN member countries will gather and compete in 26 skill areas.

  2. Finals CNC Turning and CNC Milling

    20-24 August 2018

    Aichi, Japan

    Final match to select Competitors for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

  3. 6th WorldSkills Russia National Competition

    8-12 August 2018

    Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Russia

  4. 48th National Skills Competition

    6-9 August 2018

    Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

  5. GCC Skills

    1-3 August 2018


    Please note: The exact dates and location are to be confirmed.

  6. Youth Skills Competition

    1-3 August 2018

    Ishikawa, Japan

    Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition of Japan

July 2018

  1. "WorldSkills Competition Management and Leadership Training Workshop

    19 July 2018

    Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ZICT), Ndola, Zambia

    Establishment of a National Skills Competition system" affiliated to WorldSkills International, is one of the strategies and deliverables under Zambia's Seventh National Development Plan which will run from 2017 to 2020. The training will introduce and orient participants to WSC Standards and procedures that will also guide the operations of the proposed national system, with some adaptations where necessary. Introduction of a Skills Competition system is designed to among other things, enhance Labour force Employability, Enterprise Productivity and Resilient provincial level Regional Development. The training will help establish a resource pool of accredited experts for deployment in national and international skills competitions.

  2. WorldSkills Bangladesh Competitions

    17-19 July 2018

    Eight different regional Competitions, Bangladesh

    Regionals take place in: Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal,Sylhet, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Dhaka

  3. 18th National Skills Competition Iran

    15-18 July 2018

    Karaj city, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

    In this Competition, 575 Competitors & 550 Experts from all provinces will participate in 33 Skills. The best Competitor in each Skill Competition will go to the preparation camp for WSC2019.

  4. IndiaSkills Regional Competition (East)

    15-17 July 2018

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, India

    This year WorldSkills India organized district and state level competitions across 20 states during March and April 2018. More than 50,000 competitors across 20 states participated at these competitions. As a next step, WorldSkills India will organize four regional competitions, where the winners state competitions will compete to move to the National Competition. The first regional competition in Jaipur will witness 200 competitors from 5 states competing in 24 skills.

  5. World Youth Skills Day

    15 July 2018