National Skills Competition
Japan's greatest skills competition and vocational education showcase
National Skills Competition is a skills competition that competes in Japan for the skill level of youth technicians. Its purpose is to provide a goal for young engineers who will lead the next generation. It is about appealing the importance and necessity of skills and fostering respect for skills. Competitors who participate are selected by the Prefectural Vocational Ability Development Association, etc. (in principle 23 years old or younger).
In November 2019, The 57th National Skills Competition was held in Aichi. A total of 1,239 competitors from across the country participated in 42 skills competitions. More than 180,000 visitors gathered for the two-day and watched a heated competition. Held at the same time as the National Abilympics, a skill competition for the people with disabilities. It was also an opportunity to promote awareness of diversity in working and acquiring vocational skills. The joint opening ceremony was attended by about 5,000 competitors and people involved, and the venue was filled with passion.
The 2020 Competition will be held in Aichi with Remote Spectators.