International competitors

Photo: Sarianna Ikonen

Welcome to the largest vocational education event in Finland, held in Joensuu on 21–23 May 2019!

Taitaja2019 event will be held at Joensuu Arena, Training hall beside Arena, Joensuu ice hall and their surroundings. The atmosphere, the joy of skills and the enthusiasm for doing will reach a large area! The theme of Taitaja2019 Joensuu event is ”The Joy of Skills”. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

International competitors are also welcome to participate in Taitaja2019 competition. The preference will be given to the member countries of the WorldSkills association and the WorldSkills Europe association and them, who represent partner schools of the competition organizer Riveria.

The international competitors mainly perform same tasks as the finalists of Taitaja competition. The performance of the international competitors will also be evaluated as a part of the competition. However, the international competitors do not compete for Finnish Championships, but they participate outside Taitaja2019 Event. You can find Skills Categories in Taitaja2019 competition here.

Please note that all the travel and accommodation expenses belong to the costs of the organization, which is sending the international competitors.

Enter the competition as an international competitor via the following link. The competition is open for applications from January 28 to February 22, 2019. Please note that we can’t guarantee a place for all international competitors in the competition. All approved will receive an confirmation email by March 15, 2019.

For any questions, please contact us with the contact form.

We warmly welcome You to Taitaja2019 event in Joensuu!