Worldskills Shanghai 2022

The WorldSkills Competition, a flagship event of the WorldSkills International, is organised every two years. The competition, known as the ‘Olympics of Skills’, is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world that truly reflects the benchmarks of the global industry. It provides a global platform to young people from 83 countries and regions to showcase their skills and talent.

The 46th WorldSkills Competition will be held on October 12-17, 2022, in Shanghai, China. The competition will bring together more than 1,400 young professionals, representing over 60 countries, who will compete in 60 skills. The event will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.


  • Opening Ceremony: October 12
  • Competition Duration: October 13-16
  • Closing Ceremony: October 17

According to the Shanghai 46th WorldSkills Competition Executive Bureau, the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing, as well as the provinces of Guangdong, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi will simultaneously organise a series of events themed ‘Keep the Light of Skills on for WorldSkills Competition’ to promote the first WorldSkills Competition to be held in China, with the message of ‘Master Skills, Change the World’. The events are expected to create an environment appropriate for the competition and guide young people to seek excellence in skills.

WorldSkills India

As part of Skill India mission, WorldSkills India is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. NSDC, through its WorldSkills India initiative, has been leading the country's participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011. In the last edition of WorldSkills International 2019, held in Kazan, Russia, India won one gold and silver medals each, two bronze medals and 15 Medallions of Excellence, ranking 13th among 63 countries that participated in the global event.

The Indian contingent will represent the country at WorldSkills International Shanghai 2022 after winning the biggest national-level skill championship, IndiaSkills Competition. It is held every two years with the support of state governments and industry. IndiaSkills Competition will be held in December 2021.