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Past Events

August 2018

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

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.

National Finals Preparation Seminar
17-19 May 2018
Paris, Ile-De-France, France

National Competition Skill Water Technology
14-18 May 2018
Munich Trade Fair, Munich, Germany

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2018
14-17 May 2018
Tampere, Finland

National Skills Competition
6-12 May 2018
Lombok Island, Lombok City Centre, Indonesia

Noor Meister 2018/ Youth Masters 2018
3-4 May 2018
Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia
Estonian National Competition

April 2018

National Skills Competition - Odisha Skills 2018
29-30 April 2018
IDCO - Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar, India
Opening Ceremony on 28 April, in Cuttack

LuxSkills 2018, National Competition
25-28 April 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.

National Skills Competition Sweden
25-28 April 2018
Arena area, Gränby sports field, Uppsala, Sweden

"Entdecke deine Talente" - Berufsorientierung ("Discover your talents" - hands-on career counseling)
25-27 April 2018
Festhalle Stegwiesen, Renningen, Germany
students of different schools get to know different trades and professions (VET), "Entdecke deine Talente" (Discover your talents) is a programm developed by WorldSkills Germany

National Skills Competition
24-27 April 2018
Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

SkillStar Festival
23-25 April 2018
HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary
If you would like to visit, for more information contact Ms Zsofia Csiszar (

Thematic week "Vocational Education"
16-20 April 2018
Various locations, Germany
Under the patronage of German Federal President

National Competition Norway
9-12 April 2018

National Competition for VET-Students

Regional Skills Competitions Korea
4-9 April 2018
See description, See description, Korea
Various locations throughout the seventeen regions and cities, South Korea. See website for additional information

March 2018

Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium
19-20 March 2018
Bruxelles and Namur, Belgium
Final WorldSkills Belgium for 32 skills Competition - 220 finalist

28th Thai National Skills Competition
19 March 2018 - 22 October 2016
BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

Skills Heroes - finals
15-17 March 2018, Various locations, see website for detailed information, Netherlands

WorldSkills Germany Conference "Sicher in die Zukunft" (Secure into the future) with Flag Relay
15-16 March 2018
Haniel Akademie, Duisburg, Germany

Skills Talents - finals
15 March 2018
IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Netherlands

International Women's Day
8 March 2018

Horecatel - Semi Finals
6-7 March 2018
Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Cooking and Restaurant service Competition - 16 competitors

Best Garderner Contest - Semi Finals
1-3 March 2018
Liège, Belgium
Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Landscape Gardening competition - 50 competitors

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

Day of Vocational Education and Training
22 February 2018
Bern Expo, Bern, Switzerland
Distinction of all medaillists of the national skill competitions 2017 by Federal Council Johann Schneider-Ammann.

Jamaican National Competition
20-22 February 2018
National Arena, Kingston, Jamaica
National Skills Competitions with approx. 190 competitors (36 – Secondary Schools, 11-CAP and 13-HEART & CMU), Skills Demonstrations, Try-A-Skill, Innovation in Skills (InnoSkill) Competition (13 Primary Schools).

18th National Skills Competition Iran
12-18 February 2018
Karaj, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Technical and Physical training for French Team EuroSkills 2018
4-10 February 2018
CNSD Fontainebleau, Ile-De-France, France

January 2018

Hair Games - Semi Finals
29 January 2018
Bruxelles, Belgium
Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for Hair dressing competition - 60 competitors

Batimoi - Semi Finals
28-29 January 2018
Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for 6 Building skills competition - 75 competitors during 2 days

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

Brussels Motor Show - Semi Finals
12-21 January 2018
Bruxelles, Belgium
Semi-final WorldSkills Belgium for technical Automobile Competition - 160 competitors during 10 days

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.

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.

Skills Heroes - qualifications
14 November 2017 - 25 February 2018
Various locations, see website, Netherlands
The Skills Heroes qualifications will take place from November 2017-February 2018. Please see website for additional information

October 2017

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.

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

September 2017

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.

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.

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

August 2017

47th National Skills Competition
15-19 August 2017
Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

July 2017

27th Thai National Skills Competition
19 July 2017 - 21 February 2016
12 Regional Skills Development Institutes all over Thailand, Thailand

World Youth Skills Day
15 July 2017

Chinese Taipei Special & Invitation Skills Competition
10-15 July 2017
Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

Global Skills Challenge
5-8 July 2017
Newcastle, Australia

June 2017

Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
19-23 June 2017
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America
You can watch the review video from 2016:

WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2017
16-17 June 2017
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

WorldSkills China National Competition
5-9 June 2017
Oriental Sports Center (Shanghai) and Suzhou Expo (Suzhou), Shanghai and Suzhou, China

May 2017

Skills Canada National Competition
31 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba, RBC Convention Centre, Canada