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Past Events


May 2018

  1. Noor Meister 2018/ Youth Masters 2018

    3-4 May 2018

    Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

    Estonian National Competition

  2. National Skills Competition

    1-3 May 2018


April 2018

  1. National Skills Competition - Odisha Skills 2018

    29-30 April 2018

    IDCO - Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar, India

    Opening Ceremony on 28 April, in Cuttack

  2. LuxSkills 2018, National Competition

    25-28 April 2018

    Centre national de formation professionnelle continue, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

    We are proud to welcome the organizers of the “apprenticeship-day 2018” – this platform allows connecting between pupils and companies seeking for apprenticeships.

  3. National Skills Competition Sweden

    25-28 April 2018

    Arena area, Gränby sports field, Uppsala, Sweden

  4. "Entdecke deine Talente" - Berufsorientierung ("Discover your talents" - hands-on career counseling)

    25-27 April 2018

    Festhalle Stegwiesen, Renningen, Germany

    students of different schools get to know different trades and professions (VET), "Entdecke deine Talente" (Discover your talents) is a programm developed by WorldSkills Germany

  5. National Skills Competition

    24-27 April 2018

    Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

  6. Emirates Skills National Competition

    23-25 April 2018

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

  7. SkillStar Festival

    23-25 April 2018

    HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary

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

  8. Thematic week "Vocational Education"

    16-20 April 2018

    Various locations, Germany

    Under the patronage of German Federal President

  9. National Competition Norway

    9-12 April 2018


    National Competition for VET-Students

  10. Regional Skills Competitions Korea

    4-9 April 2018

    See description, See description, Korea

    Various locations throughout the seventeen regions and cities, South Korea.
    See website for additional information

March 2018

  1. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    19-20 March 2018

    Bruxelles and Namur, Belgium

    Final WorldSkills Belgium for 32 skills Competition - 220 finalist

  2. 28th Thai National Skills Competition

    19 March 2018 to 22 October 2016

    BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

  3. Skills Heroes - finals

    15-17 March 2018, Various locations, see website for detailed information, Netherlands

  4. WorldSkills Germany Conference "Sicher in die Zukunft" (Secure into the future) with Flag Relay

    15-16 March 2018

    Haniel Akademie, Duisburg, Germany

  5. Skills Talents - finals

    15 March 2018

    IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands

  6. International Women's Day

    8 March 2018

  7. Horecatel - Semi Finals

    6-7 March 2018

    Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

    Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Cooking and Restaurant service Competition - 16 competitors

  8. Best Garderner Contest - Semi Finals

    1-3 March 2018

    Liège, Belgium

    Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Landscape Gardening competition - 50 competitors

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