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Worldskills vocational competition drives global workforce excellence

Leipzig, Germany – What if you could bring together more than 1,000 17-to-25-year-old vocational students from around the world to demonstrate their skills and compete head-to-head to be the best in the world? That’s what...


Leipzig, Germany – What if you could bring together more than 1,000 17-to-25-year-old vocational students from around the world to demonstrate their skills and compete head-to-head to be the best in the world? That’s what WorldSkills is all about. And for the 8th time, Fluke Corp., Everett, WA, is one of the sponsors of this global skills event.

WorldSkills is the largest skills competition in the world, driving global workforce excellence. Held bi-annually, WorldSkills brings together vocational students from 54 countries to compete in 45 skill areas, and draws more than 200,000 attendees. WorldSkills 2013 was held July 2-7, 2013, at the famous Leipziger Messe trade fair grounds in Leipzig, Germany. It occupied 1.2 million square feet (110,000 sq m) of space.

Fluke and/or its sister companies, Fluke Networks and Tektronix, provided test tools to be used in eight skills categories: electrical installations, refrigeration and air conditioning, manufacturing team challenge, industrial control, electronics, aircraft maintenance, auto body repair, and information network cabling.

Fluke is a founding Global Industry Partner with WorldSkills International, the governing body for the competition.

“WorldSkills is a unique opportunity for vocational students to demonstrate their expertise on a world stage,” said Fluke vice-president, global marketing, Clement Feng. “The event showcases the importance of vocational education and reflects the value that Fluke places on education and training.

“By creating such a highly prestigious competition, WorldSkills provides a standard of excellence and gives students and their instructors a victory to strive for. The global stage elevates the prestige of vocational training worldwide, supporting the workforce development that global industry depends on.”

For more information on WorldSkills 2013, visit: http://www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com/en/.