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Past Events

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)

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.