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Finding the best in class

At the 2017 WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, more than 1,200 young professionals from 72 national teams will take part in 50 competitions, including CNC-based milling and turning. The national qualifiers are currently under way, providing an excellent opportunity for CNC4you to take a look behind the scenes at the competition.

WorldSkills 2017

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is the venue for WorldSkills 2017, which will take place from October 14 to 19 next year. How important is the competition in terms of training, and why is the level of involvement of various companies and countries so different? We put these questions to Hubert Romer, managing director of WorldSkills Germany and president of WorldSkills Europe, who understands the importance of the skills competition and the trends better than anyone.
How do young professionals get into these competitions, and how do they prepare for them? What is it like to personally participate in the WorldSkills mega-event? We spoke about this with Tizian Ulber, who represented Switzerland at WorldSkills 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Can companies also benefit from WorldSkills?

Elias Kalt, production manager at Swiss medical device manufacturer Hamilton Bonaduz AG, which has been sending trainees to the competitions for many years, explains why he is convinced that this is a worthwhile investment in the future.