WorldSkills Flag Relay in the Opening Ceremony of Taitaja2018

On May 14, the WorldSkills Flag Relay has reached Tampere in Finland. During the Opening ceremony of Taitaja National Competition 2018 at Tampere-talo the WorldSkills Competition in Helsinki (2005) was remembered, and a logo patch from this Competition was added to the WorldSkills flag.

The international leg of the WorldSkills Flag Relay started on March 12 in Madrid, Spain, where skills competitions began in 1950. The event in Tampere was the 8th stop of the international section of the flag relay. There was also a presentation of the next global skills competition, WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which will be held in Russia in August next year. The WorldSkills Competition brings together the very best young talent in vocational skills and trades, to compete to be world champions in more than 50 different skills.

The Flag Relay started last year when the WorldSkills Flag was handed to Kazan, the next WorldSkills host city, on 20 October during the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The flag arrived in Sochi, Russia the next day. It was then launched into space and kept on board the International Space Station for more than two months, before returning at the end of February. Since March 12 the WorldSkills flag has been travelling around the world, as it continues its journey across the 20 countries that have hosted the WorldSkills Competition previously.

After the international phase of the relay is complete the flag will travel across Russia, and the Republic of Tatarstan before being delivered to Kazan during the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

About WorldSkills Kazan 2019

More than 1,500 Competitors from more than 60 Member Countries of WorldSkills will compete at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. The competitions will take place 22-27 August 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

For more information, please visit our website: or follow @WorldSkillsKazan2019 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

About WorldSkills International

Founded in 1950, WorldSkills is a global organization that promotes vocational, technological, and service oriented education and training. It promotes skilled careers in 79 Member countries and regions, all working with young people, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

WorldSkills brings youth, industries, and educators together to give young people the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills is making a direct impact on raising the level of skills throughout the world.

For more information, visit or follow @WorldSkills on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.