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September 2017

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

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.

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.

October 2017

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
14-19 October 2017
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
44th WorldSkills Competition

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.

November 2017

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.

December 2017

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.

January 2018

National Competition Denmark
18-20 January 2018
Messecenter Herning, Herning, Denmark

February 2018

National Competition Portugal
25 February 2018 - 2 March 2018
IEFP - Beja Vocational Training Centre, Beja, Portugal
• 400 competitors • 40 skills • Conference cycle • Parallel animation

March 2018

GCC Skills
1 March 2018
Exact dates to be confirmed

April 2018

LuxSkills 2018, National Competition
25 April 2018 - 28 May 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.

June 2018

WorldSkills Australia National Competition
2-4 June 2018
Sydney, Australia

August 2018

ASEAN Skills Competition
30 August 2018 - 4 September 2018
IMPACT Challenger, Bagkok, Thailand

September 2018

SwissSkills 2018
12-16 September 2018
Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland
National Competition Switzerland

EuroSkills 2018
26-30 September 2018
Budapest, Hungary

October 2018

WorldSkills General Assembly 2018
14-19 October 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

National Competition Norway
18-21 October 2018

Exact date to be determined

November 2018

AustrianSkills 2018
22-25 November 2018
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France.
29 November 2018 - 1 December 2018
Caen, France

August 2019

WorldSkills Kazan 2019
29 August 2019 - 3 September 2019
Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia
45th WorldSkills Competition

March 2020

GCC Skills
1 March 2020
Exact dates to be confirmed

September 2020

EuroSkills 2020
16-20 September 2020
Exhibition Centre Graz, Graz, Austria

Past Events