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Past Events

March 2017

National Skills Competition Bahrain
12-16 March 2017
Kingdom of Bahrain

National Skills Competition, WorldSkills France
9-11 March 2017
Bordeaux, France

International Women's Day
8 March 2017
WorldSkills is proud to formally endorse HeForShe – a solidarity movement for gender equality, led by the United Nations.

WorldSkills UK National Competitions
1 March 2017 - 7 April 2017
UK wide, United Kingdom

February 2017

National Skills Competition
28 February 2017 - 4 March 2017
IFEMA Trade Fair Institution of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
312 Competitors, in 25 Skills, from 17 autonomous regions and the cities of Ceuta and Trade Fair Institution, will participate in this event.

National Competition Saudi Arabia
20-22 February 2017
Secondary Industrial Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

WorldSkills South Africa, National Competition
14-16 February 2017
International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban, South Africa
There will be approximately 120 participants from public TVET Colleges, Private Colleges, Universities of Technology, and Industry will compete in 22 skill areas. In addition, the competition will attract over 3000 high school learners from schools around the KwaZulu Natal Province to attend.

January 2017

WorldSkills Competition Preparation Week
29 January 2017 - 3 February 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

National Competition Denmark
26-28 January 2017
Gigantium, Aalborg Øst, Denmark, Denmark

December 2016

Irish National Skills Competition
7-10 December 2016
Institute of Technology, Dublin and Cork, Ireland

November 2016

EuroSkills 2016
30 November 2016 - 4 December 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden

AustrianSkills 2016
17-20 November 2016
Messe Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Brazil`s National Competition 2016
10-13 November 2016
Brasilia, Brazil

October 2016

36th National Abilympics
28-30 October 2016
Yamagata, Japan

17th National Skills Competition Iran
23-26 October 2016
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

54th National Skills Competition
21-24 October 2016
Yamagata, Japan

National Competition Norway
17-20 October 2016

WorldSkills Australia National Competition
6-9 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia

WorldSkills General Assembly 2016
2-7 October 2016
Niagara Falls, USA-Canada border, Canada
For the first time in WorldSkills' history: Skills USA and Skills/ Competence Canada will co-host the General Assembly.

September 2016

WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals
29 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand

National Skills Competition Italy/ South Tyrol
29 September 2016 - 1 October 2016
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

ASEAN Skills Competition
19-29 September 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Skills Competition Namibia
14-17 September 2016
Ramatex Complex, Windhoek, Namibia

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 September 2016
Seoul Metropolitan city, Korea
About 2,000 competitors in 49 different skills gather in Seoul and show their skills in front of thousands of visitors. Winners of this competition obtain the chance to participate in the selection competition for WSC2017.

Regional Skills Competitions
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2016
Regional events take place between January and October 2016 on various locations throughout the country, please see website for exact dates and additional information.

August 2016

46th National Skills Competition
9-13 August 2016
See below, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei
47 trades Skill Competitions and approximately 1000 Competitors and 160 Experts. The Competition is taking place in the middle of Taiwan, on 4 Competition Sites: * 35 Skill Competitions, including Polymechanics and Automation, are taking place in Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch. * 6 Skill Competitions, including Floristry, are taking place in the Academy of Labor, Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch. * 5 Skill Competitions, including Pâtisserie and Confectionery,are taking place in the Overseas Chinese University, Taichung. * 1 Skill Competition, Aircraft Maintenance, is taking place in the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung. *** For further information please contact: Mr. Yueh-Jyh Lin or phone: 886-4-22595700 ext. 502

July 2016

World Youth Skills Day 2016
15 July 2016
15 July is World Youth Skills Day – a dedicated day focusing global attention on the relevance and critical importance of skills and youth development as a tool to benefit economies and societies.

June 2016

Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
20-24 June 2016
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

Irish National Skills Competition
14-17 June 2016
Aviation Technology Centre and Grangegorman Campus, Dublin, Ireland

Skills Canada National Competition
5-8 June 2016
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

May 2016

National Skills Competition Armenia
27-28 May 2016
Yerevan, Regional State College, Armenia

4th WorldSkills Russia National Competition
23-27 May 2016
Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia

National Competition Portugal
22-27 May 2016
Coimbra, Portugal

National Skills Competition
17-19 May 2016
Roofed Soccer Arena, Minsk, Belarus
During the National Championship there will be competitions where professional excellence will be assessed in over 30 skills, with participation of over 250 young professionals from the Republic of Belarus, Central and Eastern Europe. As part of the Educational Forum, an International Conference “Professional Potential of the Youth as an Effective Resource for Economic and Social Growth” will take place.

WorldSkills Barbados 2016
13-16 May 2016
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados

National Skills Competition Sweden
11-13 May 2016
Malmö, Sweden

Emirates Skills National 2016 competition
10-12 May 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2016
9-12 May 2016
Seinäjoki, Finland

April 2016

GCC Skills
26-28 April 2016
Dammam City, Saudi Arabia

SkillStar Festival
18-19 April 2016

WorldSkills Europe General Assembly
17-19 April 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden

Regional Skills Competitions Korea
6-14 April 2016
See below, Korea
Various locations throughout the seventeen regions and cities, South Korea. See website for additional information

March 2016

Skills Talents - finals
24 March 2016
Deltapark Neeltje Jans, Zeeland, Netherlands

Skills Heroes - finals
17-19 March 2016
RAI, hall 8, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium
14-15 March 2016
Bruxelles, Charleroi and Liège, Belgium

Noor Meister 2016/ Youth Masters 2016
10-11 March 2016
Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian National Competition

February 2016

National Competition Denmark
4-6 February 2016
Fredericia, Denmark, Denmark

26th Thai National Skills Competition
3-5 February 2016
12 Regional Skills Development Institutes all over ., Thailand

January 2016

16th National Skills Competition Iran
30 January 2016 - 2 February 2016
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

December 2015

Irish National Skills Competition
9-12 December 2015
Cork, Ireland