Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Skills The Finals, the Dutch National Championship 2024, will take place on 21 and 22 March in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. Over 600 finalists will compete in 60 professional competitions. In addition, secondary school students can discover which professions they like which helps them choose their future study. As in the real world, the practice of professions is simulated in our “try a skill” activities. We have up to 90 professional challenges and hope to welcome 20.000 visitors.
For more information, visit worldskillsnetherlands.nl/stf
Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, Sweden
The Swedish National Skills Competition are the largest investment in increasing interest and recruitment to vocational education in Sweden. Through a large and content-rich competition and event every second year, hundreds of Sweden's most professional young people compete and measure their strengths against each other in over 60 professions. This is also a big platform to select the competitors for Swedish national team, to compete in WorldSkills Competition and EuroSkills.
For more infomation, visit: worldskills.se.
Tingvalla Sportcenter, Karlstad, Sweden
The Jobs Tournament (Yrkeskampen) is a contest for year 8 classes aimed at highlighting vocational training courses and inspiring students to begin thinking about future training and job opportunities. The tournament focuses on vocational matters and physical hands-on assignments based on upper secondary vocational training courses offered in Sweden. On this date the national finals take place and the classes with the best results in the country compete against each other.
For more information, visit: yrkeskampen.se.
National Competition of Vocational School Students – WorldSkills Croatia is the biggest event in Croatia in area of education and training and biggest skills competition in Southeast Europe. It will be held for the fifth time from 13th to 15th May 2024.
The goal of this competition is promotion of vocational education and training, as well as it's innovation and excellence. Competition puts emphasis on the importance of vocational skills, the connection of education system with labor market and also with higher education. Event will be open for public – visitors from Croatia as well as international guests and visitors. Competition attracts students from primary schools, parents, teachers and media, on this way it strengthens the image, visibility and attractiveness of vocational education.
Competition in numbers:
• more than 5 pavilions and more than 15.000 m2
• 41 skills
• over 350 competitors
• over 300 experts and mentors
• over 50 partners
For more information, visit: worldskillscroatia.hr
Eesti Näituste Messikeskus, Tallinn, Estonia
The skills festival brings together vocational schools and young people. Twenty skills competitions, workshops, and activities will be held. During this event, you'll meet the top students and vocational school representatives. Companies, schools and other organisations are present.
For more information, visit: worldskillsestonia.ee
Kuopio Hall, Finland
Almost 50 skills, over 400 competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2024, the event is organised by Savo Vocational College together with Skills Finland and their partners. Taitaja aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The event is free of charge and open for public.
For more information, visit: taitaja2024.fi
Novotel Luxembourg, Kirchberg, Luxembourg City
The General Assembly is the highest authority of WorldSkills Europe. The General Assembly 2024 in Luxembourg will include meetings of the WorldSkills Europe Strategy and Competitions Committees, Marketing and Communications Officers, and WorldSkills Europe Sponsors and Partners.
EUREXPO Lyon, France
WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is set to take place 10-15 September 2024, following the postponement of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. France won the bid to host the 47th WorldSkills Competition at WorldSkills General Assembly 2019 in Kazan, Russia.
It is the second time for France and Lyon to be the host in the history of the international championship. The 33rd WorldSkills Competition previously took place in 1995 at EUREXPO Lyon, the same venue that will now host WorldSkills Lyon 2024.
WorldSkills Competition Lyon 2024 is a strong commitment to youth and their future which generates unprecedented international mobilization around skills, competences and excellence.
Despite the one-year postponement of the competition due to the pandemic, the plan to host the global competition remains the same: to inspire young people in skills, promote skills and change the perception on vocational education and training.
WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is also a national project centered around the regions, in particular the Metropolis of Lyon. It will be THE springboard and catalyst to develop and promote professional training adapted to current and future needs in terms of employment.
The competition and Team WorldSkills France, which both are a result of the mobilization of regions and the commitment of partners to WorldSkills France, are the first vectors of inspiration for young people and a tangible proof for the next generations of the relevance of skills and competences in a career and personal life with high potential.
Find out more at: worldskills2024.com.
During the Vocational Training Week, which will take place annually during week 42, several actors will invest and be welcomed to carry out various activities that increase interest and highlight the opportunities provided through vocational training. In addition to industry organizations, authorities and stakeholders, the week is aimed at those who work in primary school, vocational education or who otherwise work with vocational education issues. Here on the website, we have gathered information, inspiration and examples of how to get involved. You are always welcome to contact us if you want to know more or want tips on activities that suit you.
For more information, visit: worldskills.se/yrkesutbildningsveckan.
Førde, West coast region, Norway
National Championships, Education fairs, Try a Skill, Seminars.
EuroParque, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
From the 12th to the 16th November 2024, Portugal will held the 46th edition of Portugal's National Skills Competition, SkillsPortugal Norte 2024. These Skills Competitions are held every 2 years, rotating between the various regions of the country.
In 2024, Santa Maria da Feira, in the North region, will host the event. The 46th National Skills Competition takes place under the theme: “Where there´s a skill, you find your North”, with around 600 highly qualified young people who will compete with each other in 64 skills.
SkillsPortugal Norte 2024 aims to raise awareness of young people, families, companies and other employers, and citizens in general, to the importance of excellent professional qualification as a highly promoter of employability and as a driving force for productivity and economic growth.
The young medalists at this national stage will be able to represent Portugal in the 9th edition of EuroSkills, in September 2025, in Herning, Denmark and in the 48th edition of the WorldSkills, in Shanghai, China, in September 2026.
For more information, visit: worldskillsportugal.iefp.pt
WEX, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
Startech’s Days – November 17, 18 & 19
- 20.000m2 event area dedicated to technical, technological & scientific skills:
- Finals in 30 skills - Qualification for EuroSkills Herning 2025
- International Challenge – 15-20 International competitors in 10 Skills
- 100 “try a Skills” in 5 areas: Technical Area; Technological & Digital Area; STEAM Area, Horeca Area; Transports Area
- 5-10 conferences
- 1 Orientation, Guidance area
- International Delegation
- Ministerial Visits
- 8200 visitors (2022) - 10.000 (2023)
Closing Ceremony – November 20
- Medal Ceremony
- 30 Belgian podium + International Podiums
- 700 guests
- Minister of Education and Training
- Minister of employment
For more information, visit: worldskillsbelgium.be
Almost 50 skills, over 400 competitors and tens of thousands of visitors together create Taitaja, the biggest educational event in Finland. In 2025, the event is organised by Turku Vocational Institute together with Skills Finland and their partners. Taitaja aims to promote vocational education, improve connections between vocational schools and companies, and increase the awareness of vocational education and professional skills. The event is free of charge and open for public.
MCH Messecenter, Herning, Denmark
The Danish city of Herning will host the ninth EuroSkills Competition in 2025. Herning is home to a thriving industrial sector, with a large international workforce focusing on a shift towards Industry 4.0. This is a result of a long-standing tradition of close cooperation between local industry and businesses, educational institutions, elementary schools and the municipality.
For more information, visit: euroskills2025.com.