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Past Events

January 2018

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

IgnITE Skills Challenge 2017
23 May 2017
ITE College West, Singapore, Singapore
The IgnITE Skills Challenge is a skills competition organised by the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, to excite secondary school students about the value of vocational and skills education. Students can participate in 12 challenges that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

WorldSkills Europe Leaders Forum
17 May 2017
Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium
Conferences: 1.How to train futur skills teachers ? 2.Digital methods for cooperative education 3.What about soft-skills ? 4.Development perspectives in a digital world for teachers and educational trainers

Digital Skills Village
16 May 2017
Namur Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium
A Day of Best Practices in "try-a skils' for studens and workshops for teachers connecting the theme: renew teaching methods in a digital world.

5th WorldSkills Russia National Competition
15-19 May 2017
Krasnodar, Russia
The schedule for the National Competition: • 15.05: Opening Ceremony • 16.05-19.05: Competition days • 19.05: Closing Ceremony

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2017
15-18 May 2017
Helsinki, Finland

WorldSkills Europe General Assembly
14-18 May 2017
Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium

Noor Meister 2017/ Youth Masters 2017
4-5 May 2017
Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian National Competition

April 2017

School Championships Norway
26-27 April 2017
Lillehammer, Hamar and Trondheim, Norway
About 240 young students, in the age of 16-20, will participate in the first national Competitions for schools. Most participants are in the second year of their 4 year VET program.

SkillStar Festival
24-26 April 2017
HUNGEXPO Trade Fare, Halls F and G, Budapest, Hungary
If you would like to visit, for more information contact Ms Zsofia Csiszar (

National Skills Competition
20-22 April 2017
Riga, Latvia

Emirates Skills National Competition
11-13 April 2017
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

March 2017

Startech Days - Award ceremony
30 March 2017
Opéra Royal de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
29 March 2017 - 7 May 2017
UK wide, United Kingdom

Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium
20-21 March 2017
Bruxelles and Namur, Belgium

Icelandic National Skills Competition
16-18 March 2017
Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland

Skills Heroes - finals
16-18 March 2017
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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)