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AustrianSkills the Road to Success

From National Apprentice Competitions to the World Championships

Austria's young professionals have a wide range of opportunities to take part in occupational skills competitions at various levels.

Provincial Apprenticeship Competitions

Provincial apprentice competitions are the first rung up the ladder of competitions. They are held in many professions at provincial level and are organised by the individual specialist organizations of the provincial chambers. Some of our participants at WorldSkills and EuroSkills have taken the opportunity to breathe the competitive air for the first time.

National Apprenticeship Competitions

In the national apprenticeship competitions, the best provincial apprenticeship competitors from all over Austria compete against each other in their discipline. These are organised by the individual specialist organisations of the federal divisions of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

In some professions, the national apprenticeship competition is also called "JuniorSkills Austria". 

AustrianSkills – Austrian Occupational Skills National Championship

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The acquired expertise and the skills and knowledge can subsequently be demonstrated at the Austrian National Championships of Professions. These are coordinated by SkillsAustria in cooperation with the specialist organisations and the vocational schools.
  •  40 occupations
  • approximately 400 young professionals
  • Qualification for WorldSkills and EuroSkills
  • take place every two years
  • 3-day specialist competition at international, standardized competition level
  • multiple participations are possible 

From these national final selections, the young people are selected for EuroSkills and WorldSkills.

WorldSkills – Occupational Skills World Championships 

WorldSkills are held every two years in the form of an International World Championship.

  • 50 occupations
  • 4-day competition
  • more than 1,300 participants
  • 85 member countries
  • Maximum age: 22 years (25 years in selected competitions)

EuroSkills – European Occupational Skills Championships

EuroSkills are held every two years in the form of an European Championship.

  • more than 40 occupations
  • 3-day competition
  • more than 600 participants
  • 31 member countries
  • Maximum age: 25 years