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WorldSkills Lyon 2024

10-15 September 2024

WorldSkills Lyon 2024

The 47th WorldSkills Competition will take place 10-15 September 2024, following the postponement of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

September to November 2022

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

In 2022, the WorldSkills global network will collaborate to host skill competitions in a variety of countries and regions. These skill competitions are collectively known as WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

Cancelled

WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

The cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 was announced on 31 May 2022. The lockdowns in Shanghai at that time and the pandemic prevention and control restrictions in China made hosting the event not possible in 2022.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

22-27 August 2019

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition was held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

14-19 October 2017

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

The 44th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October 2017.

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

11-16 August 2015

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

The 43rd WorldSkills Competition took place at Anhembi Parque, São Paulo, Brazil from 11 to 16 August 2015.

WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

2-7 July 2013

WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

The 42nd WorldSkills Competition took place at the Leipziger Messe in Leipzig, Germany from 2 to 7 July 2013.

WorldSkills London 2011

5-8 October 2011

WorldSkills London 2011

The 41st WorldSkills Competition was held at the London Excel in London, United Kingdom from 5 to 8 October 2011.

WorldSkills Calgary 2009

1-7 September 2009

WorldSkills Calgary 2009

The 40th WorldSkills Competition took place at Stampede Park in Calgary, Canada from 1 to 7 September 2009.

WorldSkills Shizuoka 2007

14-21 November 2007

WorldSkills Shizuoka 2007

The 39th WorldSkills Competition took place at Shin-giri Halls - Global Skills Village in Shizuoka, Japan from 14 to 21 November 2007.

WorldSkills Helsinki 2005

25 May 2005 to 1 June 2005

WorldSkills Helsinki 2005

The 38th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Helsinki Fair Centre, Helsinki, Finland from 25 May to 1 June 2005.

WorldSkills St Gallen 2003

18-25 June 2003

WorldSkills St Gallen 2003

The 37th WorldSkills Competition took place at OLMA Messen in St Gallen, Switzerland from 18 to 25 June 2003.

WorldSkills Seoul 2001

12-19 September 2001

WorldSkills Seoul 2001

The 36th WorldSkills Competition took place at COEX in Seoul, Korea from 12 to 19 September 2001.

Montreal, Canada

3-17 November 1999

Montreal, Canada

The 35th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, from 3 November 1999 to 17 November 1999.

St. Gallen, Switzerland

27 June 1997 to 10 July 1997

St. Gallen, Switzerland

The 34th WorldSkills Competition took place at OLMA exhibition halls in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from 27 June 1997 to 10 July 1997.

Lyon, France

5-18 October 1995

Lyon, France

The 33rd WorldSkills Competition took place at the Euroexpo in Lyon, France from 5 October 1995 to 18 October 1995.

Taipei, Chinese Taipei

19 July 1993 to 3 August 1993

Taipei, Chinese Taipei

The 32nd WorldSkills Competition took place at TWTC (Taipei World Trade Centre) and Sung-Shan Vocational School in Chinese Taipei from 19 July 1993 to 3 August 1993.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

20 June 1991 to 6 July 1991

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 31st WorldSkills Competition took place at RAI (Amstel, Europe, North and East halls) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 20 June 1991 to 6 July 1991.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

19 August 1989 to 4 September 1989

Birmingham, United Kingdom

The 30th WorldSkills Competition took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from 19 August 1989 to 4 September 1989.

Sydney, Australia

7-24 February 1988

Sydney, Australia

The 29th WorldSkills Competition took place at Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia, from 7 February 1988 to 24 February 1988.

Osaka, Japan

10-27 October 1985

Osaka, Japan

The 28th WorldSkills Competition took place at Matsushita Educational and Training Centre, Higasi - Yodogawa Vocational Training College and Kansai Skill Development Centre in Osaka, Japan, from 10 October 1985 to 27 October 1985.

Linz, Austria

15-28 August 1983

Linz, Austria

The 27th WorldSkills Competition took place at WIFI (Institute for Economic Promotion of the Economic Chamber) in Linz, Austria, from 15 August 1983 to 28 August 1983.

Atlanta, USA

8-20 June 1981

Atlanta, USA

The 26th WorldSkills Competition took place at Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, USA, from 8 June 1981 to 20 June 1981.

Cork, Ireland

2-17 September 1979

Cork, Ireland

The 25th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Regional Technical College in Cork, Ireland, from 2 September 1979 to 17 September 1979.

Busan, Korea

30 August 1978 to 15 September 1978

Busan, Korea

The 24th WorldSkills Competition took place at the National Busan Mechanical Technical High School in Busan, Korea, from 30 August 1978 to 15 September 1978.

Utrecht, Netherlands

24 June 1977 to 11 July 1977

Utrecht, Netherlands

The 23rd WorldSkills Competition took place at Irenehal in Utrecht, Netherlands, from 24 June 1977 to 11 July 1977.

Madrid, Spain

8-23 September 1975

Madrid, Spain

The 22nd International Vocational Training Contest took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, from 8 September 1975 to 23 September 1975.

Munich, Germany

30 July 1973 to 8 August 1973

Munich, Germany

The 21st WorldSkills Competition took place at the Munich Fairgrounds in Munich, Germany, from 30 July 1973 to 8 August 1973.

Gijón, Spain

7-19 September 1971

Gijón, Spain

The 20th WorldSkills Competition took place at “José Antonio Girón” Labour University in Gijón, Spain, from 7 September 1971 to 19 September 1971.

Tokyo, Japan

3-19 November 1970

Tokyo, Japan

The 19th WorldSkills Competition took place at National Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan, from 3 November 1970 to 19 November 1970.

Brussels, Belgium

2-15 July 1969

Brussels, Belgium

The 18th WorldSkills Competition took place at "Heysel Expo" in Brussels, Belgium, from 2 July 1969 to 15 July 1969.

Bern, Switzerland

4-16 July 1968

Bern, Switzerland

The 17th WorldSkills Competition took place at the “Gewerbeschule” (Industrial School) workshops in Bern, Switzerland, from 4 July 1968 to 16 July 1968.

Madrid, Spain

4-17 July 1967

Madrid, Spain

The 16th WorldSkills Contest took place at the Trade Union Centre no 1 for Accelerated Vocational Training in Madrid, Spain, from 4 July 1967 to 17 July 1967.

Utrecht, Netherlands

14-29 June 1966

Utrecht, Netherlands

The 15th WorldSkills Competition took place at Julianahal in Utrecht, Netherlands, from 14 June 1966 to 29 June 1966.

Glasgow, United Kingdom

19-29 July 1965

Glasgow, United Kingdom

The 14th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Stow College of Engineering, the College of Building and Barmulloch College of Further Education in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from 19 July 1965 to 29 July 1965.

Lisbon, Portugal

July and August 1964

Lisbon, Portugal

The 13th WorldSkills Competition took place at “Marquês de Pombal” Industrial School in Lisbon, Portugal, in July and August 1964.

Dublin, Ireland

July 1963

Dublin, Ireland

The 12th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, in July 1963.

Gijón, Spain

September 1962

Gijón, Spain

The 11th WorldSkills Competition took place at “José Antonio Girón” Labour University in Gijón, Spain, in September 1962.

Duisburg, Germany

2-14 July 1961

Duisburg, Germany

The 10th WorldSkills Competition took place at the “Rheinstahl Wanheim” and “Huttenwerke Rheinhausen” workshops in Duisburg, Germany, from 2 July 1961 to 14 July 1961.

Barcelona, Spain

1960

Barcelona, Spain

The 9th WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Merced” Polytechnic Institute in Barcelona, Spain, in 1960.

Modena, Italy

8-24 September 1959

Modena, Italy

The 8th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Technical Institute “CORNI” in Modena, Italy, from 8 September 1959 to 24 September 1959.

Brussels, Belgium

August 1958

Brussels, Belgium

The 7th WorldSkills Competition took place at the Institute of Arts and Trades in Brussels, Belgium, in August 1958.

Madrid, Spain

1957

Madrid, Spain

The 6th WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, in 1957.

Madrid, Spain

April 1956

Madrid, Spain

The 5th WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, in April 1956.

Madrid, Spain

18-30 April 1955

Madrid, Spain

The 4th WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, from 18 April 1955 to 30 April 1955.

Madrid, Spain

1953

Madrid, Spain

The 3rd WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, in 1953.

Madrid, Spain

1951

Madrid, Spain

The 2nd WorldSkills Competition took place at Virgen de la Paloma Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain in 1951.

Madrid, Spain

1950

Madrid, Spain

The 1st WorldSkills Competition took place at “Virgen de la Paloma” Vocational Training Institute in Madrid, Spain, in 1950.