International Skills Competitions
Finland has participated in international skills competitions since 1989.
Reetta Härkönen represented Finland in Painting and Decorating in WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Photo: WorldSkills.
Finland participates annually in international skills competitions. Team Finland competes in WorldSkills, EuroSkills and International Abilympics competitions.
The gathering of the team begins with an expert application round in which educational institutions and companies can present their own candidates. In those skills categories for which Finland will send an expert to the competition, the competitors are selected through open qualifiers. Those selected as an expert or competitor must always have their own supporting organisation, which is responsible for matters such as the costs of participating in the competition. Skills Finland appoints the national team and coordinates national team training.