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Registration for WorldSkills Ireland 2024 is now open!


We’re delighted to announce that WorldSkills Ireland 2024 will be running concurrently again with The Irish Times Higher Options Event at the RDS on the 25th – 27th September 2024.

Worldskills Ireland 2024 will see over 160 finalists compete across 30 live National Competition Finals, and be in with the chance of representing Ireland in the WorldSkills International Event, in 2026.

At WorldSkills Ireland 2024, there is something for every Student, Teacher, Guidance Counsellor and Parent to learn and experience:

  • Be inspired at the Heroes Stage
  • Be informed at the Educators’ Zone
  • Be hands on at the Try-a-skill areas
  • Be encouraged at the Careers’ Zone
  • Be educated at the FET Village
  • Be prepared & plan your visit to Worldskills Ireland 2024

RDS Simmonscourt Complex, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Wed & Thurs - Morning Slot: 9:00 - 12:00 | Afternoon Slot: 12:30 - 15:30
Friday - Morning Slot only: 10:30 -13:30

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Industry Partners:

10 th

World Ranking 2019

12 K

National Competitors


International Competitors


Total Medals Won



“I can’t think of another opportunity in Ireland for a young person to come to one location and be able to see all of the range of opportunities that are available after school, and of course in addition to this, we’re at a competition and we’re seeing some incredibly skilled competitors demonstrating their trade and working really intensively” – Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science


WorldSkills Ireland 2024 will inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents for the securement of their own future, and of Ireland’s. This is a unique opportunity for Teachers, Guidance Counsellors, parents and students to learn and experience all the different skill-based career options available in Ireland.

Registration for WorldSkills Ireland 2024 is now open!


Over three action-packed days, WorldSkills Ireland 2024 will facilitate an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through live competitions, interactive try a skill areas, VR demonstrations and inspirational talks. An opportunity to talk to the various educators around Ireland and the companies recruiting apprentices in our Educator and Career Zone.


Registration for WorldSkills Ireland 2024 is now live. Please note, WorldSkills Ireland 2024 and The Irish Times Higher Options Event are running concurrently at the RDS from 25 – 27 September 2024. WorldSkills Ireland 2024 will take place at the RDS Simmonscourt Complex and Higher Options will take place at the RDS Main Hall. Morning and afternoon time slots for group bookings are the same, allowing you to co-ordinate a visit to both events in one day, but separate registrations are required.



A unique opportunity to position your brand at the forefront of supporting a National initiative to develop and celebrate skills, apprenticeships and further education in Ireland. Become an Industry leader by becoming a main partner or sponsoring a Competition, Category or feature at WorldSkills Ireland 2024.


We have two zones at WorldSkills Ireland 2024; The Careers’ Zone and the Educators’ Zone. If you are looking to recruit or promote your brand as a viable career option book a stand in our Careers’ Zone. If you are an Educational Institute, looking to showcase your programs, book a stand in our Educators’ Zone. 


As a volunteer at WorldSkills Ireland 2024, you could be on the front line of the 30 plus National competition finals, help run a ‘try-a-skill’ area and VR simulation or meet Industry heroes and leaders. You could also help capture the event through our onsite Studio and be part of inspiring the next generation of Ireland.


Wed 25th & Thurs 26th | Morning: 9:00 – 12:00 | Afternoon: 12:30 – 15:30

Friday 27th | Morning (Only): 10:30 – 13:30

                Skills. Change. Lives.

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Industry Partners:

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