Finland has participated in EuroSkills competitions since the first one in Rotterdam in 2008. We have been actively involved in the WorldSkills Europe (WSE) Board and in developing the skills and the competiton. Over the years we have gained quite a few medals, too.
Held every other year, the EuroSkills competition is the European championship in vocational skills. In the EuroSkills competition, vocational students and those who have already received their qualifications test their mettle in over 50 skills. Competitors must be 18-25 years of age.
Finnish competitors to international competitions are selected by reherseal competitions, that are open to everybody. Selection is made approximately one year before EuroSkills competition.
The battle for European championchips in skills takes place next time in Gothenburg, Sweden from 30th of November until 4th of December 2016. The process of selecting the Finnish experts and competitors to the competition is going on. Team Finland is launched in February 2016.
Finland's Technical Delegate to WorldSkills Europe is Tapio Kattainen from Helsinki Business College.
More information about EuroSkills and WorldSkills Europe
Joona Finni, bronze in Restaurant Service in EuroSkills Lille 2014.