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14 July 2022

Host countries and regions prepare for WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

This year, 61 international skill competitions will take place across Europe, North America, and East Asia from September to November 2022.

This year, 61 international skill competitions will take place across Europe, North America, and East Asia from September to November 2022.

WorldSkills is preparing a unique format for international skill competitions in 2022, showcasing 61 skills in 15 different countries and regions around the world. WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE) is the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May due to the pandemic.

Thanks to the commitment of Partners and 15 Member countries and regions organizing the individual skill competitions, the dates and cities have been set. The 61 skill competitions will be held over 12 weeks, starting 7 September and ending 26 November 2022.

The countries and regions hosting skill competitions for WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition are:

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • South Tyrol, Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Over 1,000 Competitors from 58 countries and regions will participate in WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition. These events reestablish the biennial cycle of WorldSkills Competitions, disrupted due to the pandemic. Ongoing monitoring of local and global pandemic controls will be incorporated into health and safety protocols for each skill competition.


WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

Skill # Skill Host city Competition Dates
01 Industrial Mechanics Brampton, Ontario, Canada 18-20 Oct.
02 Information Network Cabling Kyoto, Japan 15-18 Oct.
03 Manufacturing Team Challenge Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom 1-4 Nov.
04 Mechatronics Stuttgart, Germany 4-7 Oct.
05 Mechanical Engineering CAD Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.
06 CNC Turning Leonburg, Germany 10-15 Oct.
07 CNC Milling Leonburg, Germany 10-15 Oct.
08 Mobile Applications Development Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
09 IT Software Solutions for Business Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
10 Welding Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America 17-20 Oct.
11 Print Media Technology Aarau, Switzerland 12-15 Oct.
12 Wall and Floor Tiling Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy 3-6 Nov.
13 Autobody Repair TBD TBD
14 Aircraft Maintenance Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom 1-4 Nov.
15 Plumbing and Heating Lahr, Germany 2-4 Nov.
16 Electronics Bern, Switzerland 19-22 Oct.
17 Web Technologies Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
18 Electrical Installation Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
19 Industrial Control Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
20 Bricklaying Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
21 Plastering and Drywall Systems Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.
22 Painting and Decorating Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy 3-6 Nov.
23 Mobile Robotics Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.
24 Cabinetmaking Basel, Switzerland 11-14 Oct.
25 Joinery Basel, Switzerland 11-14 Oct.
26 Carpentry Basel, Switzerland 11-14 Oct.
27 Jewellery Geneva, Switzerland 13-16 Oct.
28 Floristry Helsinki, Finland 20-23 Oct.
29 Hairdressing Helsinki, Finland 20-23 Oct.
30 Beauty Therapy Helsinki, Finland 20-23 Oct.
31 Fashion Technology Helsinki, Finland 20-23 Oct.
32 Pâtisserie and Confectionery Lucerne, Switzerland 10-15 Oct.
33 Automobile Technology Dresden, Germany 25-28 Oct.
34 Cooking Lucerne, Switzerland 23-26 Oct.
35 Restaurant Service Lucerne, Switzerland 23-26 Oct.
36 Car Painting Silkeborg, Denmark 18-21 Oct.
37 Landscape Gardening Tallinn, Estonia 24-27 Oct.
38 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Nuremberg, Germany 10-13 Oct.
39 IT Network Systems Administration Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
40 Graphic Design Technology Aarau, Switzerland 12-15 Oct.
41 Health and Social Care Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.
42 Construction Metal Work Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America 17-20 Oct.
43 Plastic Die Engineering Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
44 Visual Merchandising Stockholm, Sweden 14-17 Oct.
45 Prototyping Modelling Bern, Switzerland 7-10 Sept.
46 Concrete Construction Work Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
47 Bakery Lucerne, Switzerland 10-15 Oct.
48 Industry 4.0 Stuttgart, Germany 4-7 Oct.
49 Heavy Vehicle Technology Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
50 3D Digital Game Art Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
51 Freight Forwarding Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
52 Chemical Laboratory Technology Salzburg, Austria 24-26 Nov.
53 Cloud Computing Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
54 Cyber Security Goyang, Korea 13-16 Oct.
55 Water Technology Stuttgart, Germany 4-7 Oct.
56 Hotel Reception Montreux, Switzerland 6-9 Oct.
57 Additive Manufacturing Soest, Germany 13-16 Oct.
58 Digital Construction Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.
60 Optoelectronic Technology Kyoto, Japan 15-18 Oct.
62 Renewable Energy Kyoto, Japan 15-18 Oct.
63 Robot Systems Integration Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 17-20 Oct.
E01 Stonemasonry Bordeaux, France 19-22 Oct.