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Past Events


February 2018

  1. National Competition Portugal

    25 February to 2 March 2018

    IEFP - Beja Vocational Training Centre, Beja, Portugal

    • 400 competitors
    • 40 skills
    • Conference cycle
    • Parallel animation

  2. Day of Vocational Education and Training

    22 February 2018

    Bern Expo, Bern, Switzerland

    Distinction of all medaillists of the national skill competitions 2017 by Federal Council Johann Schneider-Ammann.

  3. Jamaican National Competition

    20-22 February 2018

    National Arena, Kingston, Jamaica

    National Skills Competitions with approx. 190 competitors (36 – Secondary Schools, 11-CAP and 13-HEART & CMU), Skills Demonstrations, Try-A-Skill, Innovation in Skills (InnoSkill) Competition (13 Primary Schools).

  4. Technical and Physical training for French Team EuroSkills 2018

    4-10 February 2018

    CNSD Fontainebleau, Ile-De-France, France

January 2018

  1. Hair Games - Semi Finals

    29 January 2018

    Bruxelles, Belgium

    Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Hair dressing competition - 60 competitors

  2. Batimoi - Semi Finals

    28-29 January 2018

    Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

    Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for 6 Building skills competition - 75 competitors during 2 days

  3. National Competition Denmark

    18-20 January 2018

    Messecenter Herning, Herning, Denmark

  4. Brussels Motor Show - Semi Finals

    12-21 January 2018

    Bruxelles, Belgium

    Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for technical Automobile Competition - 160 competitors during 10 days

December 2017

  1. Portuguese Regional Competitions

    4-6 December 2017

    In the 7 regions of Portugal (North, Centre, Lisbon, Alentejo, Algarve, Azores and Madeira), Beja, Portugal

    Regional Competitions to identify the best competitors of each region and each Skill Competition.

November 2017

  1. 55th National Skills Competition

    24-27 November 2017

    Tochigi, Japan

    There will be 42 skill competitions with over 1,300 Competitors, in 6 cities in the Tochigi prefecture.

  2. Skills Heroes - qualifications

    14 November 2017 to 25 February 2018

    Various locations, see website, Netherlands

    The Skills Heroes qualifications will take place from November 2017-February 2018. Please see website for additional information

October 2017

  1. WorldSkills Conference 2017

    16-17 October 2017

    ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Skills strategies for a globalized world.
    WorldSkills Conference 2017 is the event where you can help shape the global skills agenda, with other leading figures from industry, governments, international organizations, and academia. Join these opinion formers as we explore the changing skills demands of the globalized world, and the required response.

  2. WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

    14-19 October 2017

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    44th WorldSkills Competition

September 2017

  1. Farewell Ceremony Team Singapore

    22 September 2017

    Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, Singapore

    This Sending-off Ceremony underlines the support for Team Singapore, as they prepare to pit their skills against international competitors at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

  2. Flag Presentation Ceremony for Team Hong Kong

    8 September 2017

    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 Abu Dhabi.

  3. National Skills Competition Korea

    4-11 September 2017

    Jeju Island, Korea

    About 2,000 competitors in 49 different skills gather in Seoul and show their skills in

August 2017

  1. 47th National Skills Competition

    15-19 August 2017

    Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

July 2017

  1. 27th Thai National Skills Competition

    19 July 2017 to 21 February 2016

    12 Regional Skills Development Institutes all over Thailand, Thailand

  2. World Youth Skills Day

    15 July 2017

  3. Chinese Taipei Special & Invitation Skills Competition

    10-15 July 2017

    Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

  4. Global Skills Challenge

    5-8 July 2017

    Newcastle, Australia

June 2017

  1. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    19-23 June 2017

    Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

    You can watch the review video from 2016:

  2. WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2017

    16-17 June 2017

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  3. WorldSkills China National Competition

    5-9 June 2017

    Oriental Sports Center (Shanghai) and Suzhou Expo (Suzhou), Shanghai and Suzhou, China

May 2017

  1. Skills Canada National Competition

    31 May to 3 June 2017

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, RBC Convention Centre, Canada

  2. IgnITE Skills Challenge 2017

    23 May 2017

    ITE College West, Singapore, Singapore

    The IgnITE Skills Challenge is a skills competition organised by the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, to excite secondary school students about the value of vocational and skills education. Students can participate in 12 challenges that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

  3. WorldSkills Europe Leaders Forum

    17 May 2017

    Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium

    Conferences: 1.How to train futur skills teachers ?
    2.Digital methods for cooperative education
    3.What about soft-skills ?
    4.Development perspectives in a digital world for teachers and educational trainers

  4. Digital Skills Village

    16 May 2017

    Namur Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium

    A Day of Best Practices in "try-a skils' for studens and workshops for teachers
    connecting the theme: renew teaching methods in a digital world.

  5. 5th WorldSkills Russia National Competition

    15-19 May 2017

    Krasnodar, Russia

    The schedule for the National Competition:
    • 15.05: Opening Ceremony
    • 16.05-19.05: Competition days
    • 19.05: Closing Ceremony

  6. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2017

    15-18 May 2017

    Helsinki, Finland

  7. WorldSkills Europe General Assembly

    14-18 May 2017

    Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium

  8. Noor Meister 2017/ Youth Masters 2017

    4-5 May 2017

    Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

    Estonian National Competition

April 2017

  1. School Championships Norway

    26-27 April 2017

    Lillehammer, Hamar and Trondheim, Norway

    About 240 young students, in the age of 16-20, will participate in the first national Competitions for schools. Most participants are in the second year of their 4 year VET program.

  2. SkillStar Festival

    24-26 April 2017

    HUNGEXPO Trade Fare, Halls F and G, Budapest, Hungary

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

  3. National Skills Competition

    20-22 April 2017

    Riga, Latvia

  4. Emirates Skills National Competition

    11-13 April 2017

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

March 2017

  1. Startech Days - Award ceremony

    30 March 2017

    Opéra Royal de Liège, Liège, Belgium

  2. Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

    29 March to 7 May 2017

    UK wide, United Kingdom

  3. WorldSkills Americas General Assembly 2017

    21-22 March 2017

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Incl. WorldSkills Americas Leaders Forum

  4. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    20-21 March 2017

    Bruxelles and Namur, Belgium

  5. Skills Heroes - finals

    16-18 March 2017

    RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  6. Icelandic National Skills Competition

    16-18 March 2017

    Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland

  7. National Skills Competition Bahrain

    12-16 March 2017

    Kingdom of Bahrain

  8. National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France

    9-11 March 2017

    Bordeaux, France

  9. International Women's Day

    8 March 2017

    WorldSkills is proud to formally endorse HeForShe – a solidarity movement for gender equality, led by the United Nations.

  10. WorldSkills UK National Competitions

    1 March to 7 April 2017

    UK wide, United Kingdom

February 2017

  1. National Skills Competition

    28 February to 4 March 2017

    IFEMA Trade Fair Institution of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    312 Competitors, in 25 Skills, from 17 autonomous regions and the cities of Ceuta and Trade Fair Institution, will participate in this event.

  2. National Competition Saudi Arabia

    20-22 February 2017

    Secondary Industrial Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  3. WorldSkills South Africa, National Competition

    14-16 February 2017

    International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban, South Africa

    There will be approximately 120 participants from public TVET Colleges, Private Colleges, Universities of Technology, and Industry will compete in 22 skill areas. In addition, the competition will attract over 3000 high school learners from schools around the KwaZulu Natal Province to attend.

January 2017

  1. WorldSkills Competition Preparation Week

    29 January to 3 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates