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WorldSkills Competition

One of the biggest competitions in the world.

Skills competitions since 1950
At WorldSkills, Sweden’s most skilled young professionals compete against their global peers in a range of different fields. Since the first WorldSkills competition in 1950, the event has grown to be one of the world’s biggest competitions in any field. Its most recent edition was attended by 1,400 skilled professionals from around the world, who competed in 56 different fields.

Participants may not be older than 22 the year the competition is held. The Swedish team’s young members work incredibly hard to prepare for the championship and have their country win first place. Sweden has won several WorldSkills medals. In 2019 in Kazan, the team won one silver and three bronze medals. The next edition of WorldSkills will take place in Shanghai, from 12-17 October 2022.

Did you know that…

  • WorldSkills 2019 was the largest competition in the entire world that year.
  • Up to 3,500 people – from participants to experts and other actors – took part in the 2019 edition in Kazan in some way.
  • The venue for WorldSkills 2019 measured 260 square kilometres.
    Watch the Kazan award ceremony, during which the Swedish National Skills team took home one silver and three bronze medals, plus six so-called Medallions for Excellence.

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