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WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition was the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May due to the pandemic. Thanks to the commitment of our Partners and Members, 62 skill competitions were held over 12 weeks in 15 countries and regions between 7 September and 26 November 2022.

A wide shot of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Opening Ceremony.

WorldSkills Competitions

WorldSkills Competitions are the gold standard of skills excellence. They inspire young Competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession. Founded in 1950, the Competition takes place every two years in a Member Country.

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Cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

On 31 May 2022 WorldSkills International, in agreement with WorldSkills Members, WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 Executive Bureau, and WorldSkills China (MOHRSS) announced the cancellation of WorldSkills Competition 2022 (WorldSkills Shanghai 2022).

The lockdowns in Shanghai and ongoing pandemic prevention and control restrictions in China made hosting the event not possible in 2022.

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The 46th WorldSkills Competition

  • WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition harnessed the expertise and resourcefulness of the WorldSkills global network to host the official skill competitions
  • Sixty-two skill competitions were hosted across 15 countries and regions
  • Over 1,000 Competitors from 58 countries and regions participated in 62 skill competitions.
  • Official WorldSkills Medals were awarded and Competitors were called WorldSkills Champions.

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WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. Together with our Member organizations and Global Partners we run skill competitions, projects and conferences which create measurable impact at every level.

Global Premium Partners of WorldSkills International

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Global Industry Partners of WorldSkills International

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