WorldSkillsGCC was established in 2008 to organize regional competitions for the countries of Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) aiming to promote vocational and technical education within the Gulf Region.
The GCCSkills Competition is held every two years in one of the member countries of the GCC.
- The 1st WorldSkillsGCC Competition was hosted by the United Arab Emirates in 2008 in Al Ain.
- The 2nd WorldSkillsGCC Competition was held in Muscat, Oman in 2011.
- The 2013 GCCSkills Competition took place in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
- The 4th WorldSkillsGCC Competition was held in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 26th to 28th April, 2016