WorldSkills Ireland

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Worldskills Ireland 2023


We are delighted to announce that Worldskills Ireland 2023 will be running concurrently with Higher Options at the RDS on the 20th – 22nd September 2023.

Worldskills Ireland is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future.

RDS Simmonscourt Complex, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

10 th

World Ranking 2019

12 K

National Competitors


International Competitors


Total Medals Won

Minister Simon Harris

“The question we shouldn’t be asking young people is, tell me the name of the college you are going to, it should be, tell me what you want to do with your life, what are you passionate about, what difference do you want to make on the world” – Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science


Worldskills Ireland 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.


Over three action-packed days, Worldskills Ireland 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 2023 is now open. We are delighted to announce that we will be running concurrently with Higher Options this year at the RDS on 20 – 22 September 2023. Registration is FREE for Worldskills Ireland, and time slots are now open for Morning and Afternoon. Pre-registration is required, and timeslots will be closed off once capacity is reached.

Get involved


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 2023.


We have two zones at Worldskills Ireland 2023; 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 2023, 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.

Timeslot options: Free Registration

Morning Slot: 9:00 – 12:30
Afternoon Slot: 1:00 – 3:30

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