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February 2019

  1. 1st Portugese Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    24 February 2019 - 1 March 2019

    Tomar, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    Throughout 2 separate weeks the complete Portuguese team will be in internships preparing for WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Within this week the Competition context is reproduced as accurately as possible (also with guest teams from other countries to promote the competitiveness amongst them), and several other activities take place, such as mental training, experts training, workshops, etc.

March 2019

  1. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Final Landscape Gardening

    1-2 March 2019

    Concours du Meilleur Jardinier – Jardin Expo Liège, Liège, Belgium

    www.jardinexpo.be

  2. Skill Grand Prix

    1-4 March 2019

    Hyogo, Japan

    www.javada.or.jp

    The Japanese Skill Grand Prix is a competition held every two years and brings together experienced skilled workers from all over Japan possessing Advanced, Grade1 and Non-classified certifications.

  3. Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    4 March 2019 - 8 April 2019

    UK wide, United Kingdom

    www.worldskillsuk.org

  4. International Women's Day

    8 March 2019

    www.worldskills.org

  5. Startech’s – Belgian Semi Finals Services Skills

    12-13 March 2019

    Horecatel – WEX Marche-en-Famenne, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

    www.horecatel.be

  6. SkillStar Festival

    12-14 March 2019

    HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary

    www.skillshungary.hu

    If you would like to visit, for more information contact Ms Zsofia Csiszar (csiszar.zsofia@mkik.hu) or Ms Dóra Weiszenburger (weiszenburger.dora@mkik.hu)

  7. Icelandic National Skills Competition

    14-16 March 2019

    Reykjavík, Laugardalshöll, Iceland

    verkidn.is

    Mín framtíð - Íslandsmót iðn- og verkgreina og framhaldsskólakynning

  8. Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium

    18-19 March 2019

    Ciney Expo, Ciney, Belgium

    www.worldskillsbelgium.be

    Final WorldSkills Belgium for 32 skills Competition - 260 finalists

  9. Skills The Finals

    20-22 March 2019

    RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    www.skillsthefinals.nl

  10. IrelandSkills Live

    21-23 March 2019

    RDS, Simmonscourt Pavillion, Dublin, Ireland

    www.irelandskillslive.ie

    Irish National Skills Competition

  11. 1st National Competition WorldSkills Croatia

    26-28 March 2019

    Zagreb, Croatia

    www.worldskillscroatia.hr

April 2019

  1. National Competition Denmark

    4-6 April 2019

    Næstved, Denmark, Denmark

    www.skillsdenmark.dk

    If you want to visit the event, please send an email to info@skillsdenmark.dk

  2. Global Skills Challenge

    9-15 April 2019

    TBA, TBA, Australia

    www.worldskills.org.au

May 2019

  1. National Skills Competition

    7-10 May 2019

    Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia

    viaa.gov.lv

    National Skills Competitions for Young Professionals “SkillsLatvia 2019”.

  2. Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2019

    21-23 May 2019

    Joensuu Arena, Joensuu, Finland, Finland

    www.taitaja2019.fi

    Over 40 skills, hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. The event aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The host city of the event changes every year and in 2019 Taitaja will be held in the Finnish city of Joensuu.

  3. Belt and Road International Skills Competition (BRISC)

    25-31 May 2019

    CQExpo, Chongqing City, China

    Website URL will follow

  4. Skills Canada National Competition

    27-30 May 2019

    Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

    www.skillscompetencescanada.com

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Skills Canada National Competition! Approximately 7,500 student visitors, over 50 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, HGTV celebrities Paul LaFrance, Kate Campbell and Sherry Holmes will be on site. Dedicated “Career Zone” where over 60 ndustry/educational partners demonstrate their brand or trade through interactive activities.  WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 selection will take place during SCNC - Selected members will travel to Kazan, Russia to compete at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, being held in August 2019!

June 2019

  1. 2nd Portugese Competition Preparation Week for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    23-28 June 2019

    Seixal, Portugal

    worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    Throughout 2 separate weeks the complete Portuguese team will be in internships preparing for WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Within this week the Competition context is reproduced as accurately as possible (also with guest teams from other countries to promote the competitiveness amongst them), and several other activities take place, such as mental training, experts training, workshops, etc.

  2. Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference

    24-28 June 2019

    Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

July 2019

  1. World Youth Skills Day

    15 July 2019

    www.worldskills.org

August 2019

  1. WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    22-27 August 2019

    Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia

    worldskills2019.com

    45th WorldSkills Competition

September 2019

  1. 49th National Skills Competition

    16-20 September 2019

    Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

    wsc.wda.gov.tw

    The Competition showcases 47 Skill Competitions and we are expecting over 800 Competitors to participate. Please visit our website for additional infomration.

  2. Washington Leadership Training

    21-25 September 2019

    Alexandria, Virginia, USA, United States of America

    www.skillsusa.org

    SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on professionalism, communication and leadership skills. This training is held near Washington, D.C., and allows members the opportunity to share their SkillsUSA and career and technical experiences with elected officials.

November 2019

  1. 57th National Skills Competition

    15-18 November 2019

    Aichi Prefecture, Japan

    The Japanese National Skills Competition is a competition in which young skilled workers age 23 or under (except for a few job trades) pit their skills against each other. It is held for the purpose of encouraging the development of skilled workers of the next generation.The National Skills Competition also serves as a qualifying event for the WorldSkills Competition.

  2. WorldSkills UK LIVE

    21-23 November 2019

    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    www.worldskillsuk.org

    UK’s largest experiential skills, careers and apprenticeships event which hosts the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions

February 2020

  1. National Competition Portugal

    9-14 February 2020

    Setúbal, Portugal

    www.worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt

    • 400 competitors • 41 skills

September 2020

  1. EuroSkills 2020

    16-20 September 2020

    Exhibition Centre Graz, Graz, Austria

    skillsgraz.sunlime.info

October 2020

  1. WorldSkills General Assembly and Conference 2020

    5-8 October 2020

    Dublin, Ireland

    worldskills2020.com

September 2021

  1. WorldSkills Shanghai 2021

    22-27 September 2021

    Shanghai, China

    46th WorldSkills Competition