Skills competitions

OSAO takes part in national competitions Taitaja, TaitajaPLUS and Taitaja9, international EuroSkills and WorldSkills competitions in several different fields.

Taitaja competitions brings together over 400 competitors from over 40 skills categories to compete for Finnish Championships in their own fields. Taitaja events are organized every year by Skills Finland which trains and send the Finnish national team to the international competitions such as EuroSkills and WorldSkills.

The EuroSkills competition is the three-days long European Championships of young professionals. Competitor age limit is 25 years and each country may enter one competitor or team per trade.

The EuroSkills competition is organized in even years and WorldSkills competition in odd years. The WorldSkills Competition attracts more than 1 000 competitors from more than 60 countries and regions. Competitor age limit is 23, except four skills with an upper age limit of 25. The competitors are selected from skills competitions that are held in member countries of WorldSkills.

Both of international events has usually received from 4 to 6 competitors and experts from OSAO.


For more information, visit the website of Skills Finland

or contact

Mr Sauli Jaara
+358 50 514 0851