How to participate
Would you like to experience something new and develop your competence? How about expanding your international networks to other vocational students and working life? Taitaja2024, Finnish National Skills Competition in Kuopio,
20-23 May 2024. Taitaja Competition is the largest annual vocational education event in Finland. It attracts over 50,000 visitors to take part in the event. In May 2024 the competition is organised by Savo vocational college, the Joint Authority of Education in the Savo region.
Taitaja2024 International Program
The competition for the Finnish championship includes 50 skills and approximately 500 competitors. Taitaja2024 final competition is open for international competitors from around the world. Students in your organisation are offered for a chance to take part as guest competitors in certain skills. Please note that all applicants cannot participate in the competition, but everybody will be notified of their application results after the registration deadline. International competitors pay for their own travel and accommodation. There are no fees for competing.
Taitaja2024 gives a chance to enjoy an interesting program, find inspiration in Finnish top expertise and a possibility to build networks with other VET specialists and organisations.
The main venues of the event are the Kuopio Hall and Savilahti campus area. For further information, please visit our website: https://taitaja2024.fi/en/
How can I participate in the Competition?
You are welcome to participate in Taitaja2024 competition as an international competitor. Please contact your national Skills organisation and inform them your participation.
Please note that all applicants cannot participate in the competition, but everybody will be notified of their application results after the registration deadline. International competitors pay for their own travel and accommodation. There are no fees for competing.
Some skills we would like to invite international experts (teachers) to judge in the competition. This information will be published later.
We offer Taitaja2024 package for those who want a simple solution for visiting Taitaja2024 Kuopio.
Taitaja2024 Package includes
- Pick up from airport and to the airport Kuopio
- Accommodation in a single room at Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi with breakfasts Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi
- Competition opening ceremony
- Competing and material fees
- Lunch at competing days
- Skills Out after competition happening (food and non-alcoholic drinks included)
- Wednesday 22th of May evening event international guests together
- Competition closing ceremony
- Help and advice service organized by Taitaja2024 organization
- Visa invitation
Taitaja2024 package price is 1100 € including VAT 24 %.
Taitaja2024 package price for expert is 930 € including VAT 24%.
Application is open from 1st of December 2023 till 1st of February 2024.
Applicants will be notified by 16th of February 2024 about selections.
Taitaja2024 package invoice needs to be paid latest at 29th of March 2024.
|Taitaja2024||Closest Counterpart in World Skills Lyon 2024|
|101 Automobile Technology||33 Automobile Technology|
|103 Car Painting||36 Car Painting|
|203 Graphic Design||40 Graphic Design Technology|
|206 Web Development||17 Web Technologies|
|208 Game Production||50 3D Digital Game Art|
|303 Beauty Therapy||30 Beauty Therapy|
|307 Fashion Technology||31 Fashion Technology|
|312 Tourism Services||56 Hotel Reception|
|404 Painting and Decorating||22 Painting and Decorating|
|405 Plumbing and Heating||15 Plumbing and Heating|
|410 Landscape Gardening||37 Landscape Gardening|
|501 Bakery and Confectionery||32 Pâtisserie and Confectionery|
|502 Cooking||34 Cooking|
|504 Restaurant Service||35 Restaurant Service|
|603 CNC Machining||7 CNC Milling|
|604 Laboratory Technology||52 Chemical Laboratory Technology|
|605 Welding||10 Welding|
|607 Industrial Mechanics||1 Industrial Mechanics|
|AN1 Aircraft Maintenance||14 Aircraft Maintenance|