Skills competitions

Each year, numerous professional organisations select Swiss champions among the best qualified young professionals. SwissSkills competitions are also a means of selecting young professionals who will take part in the EuroSkills and WorldSkills competitions.

Every two years, young professionals aged under 22 compete at the WorldSkills competition. A thousand candidates who have been sent by approximately fifty national organisations pit their skills against extremely high international standards. They compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in about fifty different occupations.

EuroSkills competitions have also been organised every two years since 2008. Nearly 500 talented young professionals under the age of 25 from thirty different countries vie for the title of European champion in about forty different occupations.