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Dates and Events

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August 2018

GCC Skills
1-3 August 2018
Please note: The exact dates and location are to be confirmed.

Youth Skills Competition
1-3 August 2018
Ishikawa, Japan
Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition of Japan

48th National Skills Competition
6-9 August 2018
Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

6th WorldSkills Russia National Competition
8-12 August 2018
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Russia

Finals CNC Turning and CNC Milling
20-24 August 2018
Aichi, Japan
Final match to select Competitors for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

ASEAN Skills Competition
30 August 2018 - 4 September 2018
Challenger hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand
Around 300 competitors form 10 ASEAN member countries will gather and compete in 26 skill areas.

September 2018

SwissSkills 2018
12-16 September 2018
Bern Expo, bern, Switzerland
In this Competition, the best young professionals will meet for the second central Swiss professional championships. The SwissSkills 2018 offers 75 professional championships and a further 60 vocational demonstrations. Some organisations do not have their Swiss professional championships in Bern in 2018, but organise their own Competitions. The dates are distributed throughout the year and there are different professions.

National Competition Landscape Gardening
13-14 September 2018
Nuremberg Trade Fair, Nuremburg, Germany

National Competition CNC Turning
18-22 September 2018
Stuttgart Trade Fair, Stuttgart, Germany

National Competition CNC Milling
18-22 September 2018
Stuttgart Trade Fair, Stuttgart, Germany

National Skills Competition Italy/ South Tyrol
20-22 September 2018
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

EuroSkills 2018
26-30 September 2018
Budapest, Hungary

October 2018

National Skills Competition 2018
1-6 October 2018
See below, Chile
In the context of the national WorldSkills Chile, there will be competition in 17 skills, In conjunction with the national Competition, part of the WorldSkills Americas Competition will take place. In summary, both events will be held simultaneously in 6 cities throughout the country and 11 places of Competition. For more detailed information, please visit website.

National Skills Competition Bahrain
2-3 October 2018
Bahrain International Circuit, Kingdom of Bahrain
4th National Competition of Bahrain with 29 Skills represented.

IndiaSkills National Competitions
2-5 October 2018
New Delhi, India, India
This year WorldSkills India organized district and state level competitions across 20 states, followed by 4 regional competitions from March to June 2018. More than 50,000 competitors across 24 states competed at these competitions. As a next step, the winners from all the state and regional level competitions will compete at the IndiaSkills National Competition 2018. More than 400 competitors from across the country will compete in 40+ skills at this event. The event will also saw a participation of 50+ corporates through panel discussions and conferences. IndiaSkills will also organize skill demonstration and try a skill for 1,000,000+ school students who will visit the competition over 4 days.

ITE international TVET conference 2018
3-4 October 2018
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Rapid changes in technology and industry are impacting economies worldwide. The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about new developments that will affect the way we learn, live and work. What does this mean for the future of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)? How can TVET institutions, practitioners and policy makers work with the industry to prepare the workforce for the challenges of the future? What are some of the policies, approaches and programmes we can look to in response to the digital economy and industry transformation? Organised by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, the Singapore International TVET Conference 2018 seeks to address and explore answers to these issues.

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 October 2018
Various locations, Jeollanam-do, Korea

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2018 World Congress
8-10 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
The WFCP world congress is integrated with the annual TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Convention. Hosted by Australian TAFEs, the Congress brings together community colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training including international experts, institute leaders, board members, senior managers, emerging leaders, teaching staff, business development managers, policy makers, government officials, researchers, and industry representatives.

WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals
10-11 October 2018
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton, New Zealand

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

National Competition Printing Technology
22-25 October 2018
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

National Competition Grafic Design & Web Design and Development
22-25 October 2018
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG – Print Media Center, Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany

National Competition Norway
23-25 October 2018

National Competition for apprentices and young workers

WorldSkills Russia Hi-Tech Competition
27-29 October 2018
Ekaterinburg, Russia

Guangzhou / Hong Kong / Macao / Chengdu Youth Skills Competition (GHMCYSC)
30-31 October 2018
Macau, Macao, China
Young competitors from Guangzhou, Macau and Chengdu, and Hong Kong team will represent their region and go through a keen competition in several trades, including Electrical Installation, Fashion Technology, Patisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Services, and Web Design and Development.

November 2018

56th National Skills Competition
2-5 November 2018
Okinawa, Japan

European Vocational Skills Week 2018
5-9 November 2018
Vienna, Austria,
An integral part of the European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills), #CedefopPhotoAward 2018 is an initiative endorsed by the European Commission, aiming to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) experience and raise its visibility across the European Union, Norway and Iceland.

WorldSkills UK LIVE
15-17 November 2018
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
WorldSkills UK National Finals

AustrianSkills 2018
22-25 November 2018
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
AustrianSkills 2018 – The Austrian State Championships as qualification for the international professional competitions The so-called AustrianSkills are the national qualification competitions in which the participants qualify for the international vocational competitions. Based on the level of international competitions, young professionals compete for a ticket to WorldSkills or EuroSkills every two years at the Austrian State Championships. This year the qualification for WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan (Russia) and EuroSkills 2020 in Graz (for the first time in the history of EuroSkills in Austria) will take place from November, 22nd to 25th at the Messe Congress Salzburg. In its own competition halls with approx. 18,000 sqm of competition area, the crème de la crème of the local skilled workers - from the cutting technicians, mechatronic specialists, masons, bakers and carpenters to painters - can be found at the strenuous competition work can be observed. The 350 participants prove their willingness to work, psychological and physical resilience as well as above-average craftsmanship and technical skills in about 40 different professions. More than 30,000 visitors are expected.

WorldSkills Asia Competition
25 November 2018 - 27 September 2018
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Skills Categories are: Web Design, Graphics Design Technology, Mechnical Engineering Design - CAD, IT Software Solution, IT Network System Administration.

WorldSkills Liechtenstein 50th Anniversary
27 November 2018
Dorfsaal, Triesenberg, Principality of Liechtenstein

WorldSkills Liechtenstein celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the WorldSkills Membership o The programme contains a review of the successful journey of WorldSkills Liechtenstein since we have joined WorldSkills in July 1968. o An award ceremony for honoured experts and delegates. o A glance into the future of WorldSkills Liechtenstein o And most important the nomination of the competitors for Kazan 2019

National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France
28 November 2018 - 1 December 2018
Caen, Normandie, France
650 competitors, 51 skills

March 2019

Skill Grand Prix
1-4 March 2019
Hyogo, Japan

International Women's Day
8 March 2019

Icelandic National Skills Competition
14-16 March 2019
Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland
Mín framtíð - Íslandsmót iðn- og verkgreina og framhaldsskólakynning

Skills The Finals
20-22 March 2019
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1st National Competition WorldSkills Croatia
26-28 March 2019
Zagreb, Croatia

April 2019

National Competition Denmark
4-6 April 2019
Næstved, Denmark, Denmark
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May 2019

National Skills Competition
7-10 May 2019
Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia
National Skills Competitions for Young Professionals “SkillsLatvia 2019”.

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2019
21-23 May 2019
Joensuu Arena, Joensuu, Finland, Finland
Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. The event aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The host city of the event changes every year and in 2019 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Joensuu.

July 2019

World Youth Skills Day
15 July 2019

August 2019

WorldSkills Kazan 2019
22-27 August 2019
Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia
45th WorldSkills Competition

September 2020

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

September 2021

WorldSkills Shanghai 2021
1-30 September 2021
Shanghai, China
46th WorldSkills Competition

Past Events