Festo to sponsor mechatronics

Yes, it's official, UK Skills has won its bid to host the WorldSkills 2011 competition in London.

WorldSkills London 2011

Festo Ltd - in conjunction with its training and consultancy division, Festo Didactic - is delighted with this outcome. The company is an ardent supporter of the event, and sponsors the mechatronics element of the competition.

Learning of UK Skill's successful bid to host the event in 2011, Gary Wyles, Managing Director of Festo UK Ltd, stated, "This is an excellent opportunity for UK manufacturing to focus on maintaining and developing its engineering skills base."

The Government has confirmed its support by pledging £11 million - half the £22 million required to host the event - if business sponsors and social partners also come on board. This partnership approach is widely seen as the key to success, as well as an important legacy for future competitions.

WorldSkills - organised by the international vocational training organisation of the same name - is the world's leading international vocational skills competition. Held every two years, it brings together hundreds of young people from the leading industrialised nations and developing countries to compete in 40 events ranging from engineering to beauty therapy, from confectionery to stonemasonry. In a parallel with the Olympics, contestants compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

If you would like more information on the entry requirements, and how to enter for Mechatronics competition please click on the following link.

UKSkills - Mechatronics




World Skills