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May 2018

National Skills Competition
21-24 May 2018
TBA, Minsk, Belarus
The National Championship "WorldSkills Belarus 2018" will host 38 Skill Competitions, welcoming the representatives of each region of the country. In 2018 we will expand the format. Alongside with JuniorSkills having become traditional since the Championship held in 2016, for the first time in the history of WorldSkills Belarus we introduce DeafSkills to be organized in two Skills.

June 2018

WorldSkills Australia National Competition
2-4 June 2018
ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Skills Show Australia 2018 - Forecast to attract over 20,000 visitors, industry leaders, experts and top education providers over three action packed days. Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

Skills Canada National Competition
4-5 June 2018
Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Approximately 7,000 student visitors , over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities, over 40 skill competitions representing six sectors: Construction; Employment; Information Technology; Manufacturing and Engineering; Transportation; Service. Over 550 secondary and post secondary competitors from across Canada, dedicated “Career Zone” where over 60 industry partners will demonstrate their brand or trade through interactive activities with visitors, and VIP networking events attended by corporate sponsors, educators, national and provincial industry partners, labour and government stakeholders.

National Competition Skill Health and Social Care
7-8 June 2018
NESTOR Bildungsinstitut GmbH, Berlin, Germany

WorldSkills China National Competition
13-15 June 2018
National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China

Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
25-29 June 2018
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

July 2018

WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018
4-7 July 2018
Location(s) to be confirmed, Hong kong, Hong Kong, China

WorldSkills Singapore 2018
5-7 July 2018
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Singapore
This Competition will feature 26 Skill Areas, from Aircraft Maintenance to Web Design and Development. It will also feature new skill areas such as Cyber Security which has yet to be introduced in WSC, but is an area of growing importance in the global economy.

World Youth Skills Day
15 July 2018

August 2018

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

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 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 Korea
5-12 October 2018
Various locations, Jeollanam-do, Korea

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

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

National Competition Norway
23-25 October 2018

National Competition for apprentices and young workers

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.

The Skills Show
15-17 November 2018
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
WorldSkills UK National Finals

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

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

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

Past Events