AbuDhabi WorldSkills 2017

Festo, founding global partner of WorldSkills, proudly sponsors  the world’s largest, international skills competition where young people from across the globe compete to become the best of the best in their chosen skill.

WorldSkills 2017 will take place in Abu Dhabi from the 14th to 19th October and will be the 44th time the event has been run but the first time it has been hosted in the Middle East.

Each of the 72 WorldSkills Member countries and regions will select their best talent to compete in their chosen skills at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Competitions in 50 skills ranging from carpentry to mobile robotics and floristry to aircraft maintenance, more than 1,200 Competitors from all around the world and tens of thousands of visitors - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will be a global showcase of skills not to be missed.

In addition to the Competition, there will be the opportunity to exchange information and best practices on professional education among leaders in industry, government and education. New ideas and processes will inspire young people to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and towards to a better future.

Festo as founding global partner of WorldSkills and official sponsor of the Mechatronics and Mobile Robotics competitions´is supplying the equipment, as well as, assisting in the Competition organization for those skills categories.Promoting young apprentices and generating enthusiasm for technology is important to Festo. Education, innovation and technology are the key factors for further expanding our technological peak performance.

Festo supports top performance in the areas of training and international educational standards by means of national and international projects and there is no better shop window than the WorldSkills Mechatronics program.