Mastercam is the official supplier to the three machining competitions at WorldSkills 2011; CNC Turning, CNC Milling and the Manufacturing Team Challenge. The Manufacturing Challenge requires the teams to use Mastercam to produce parts on lathes and milling machines that may be assembled together to produce a workable product.
The competitors practice for up to a year honing their skills with Mastercam, either in their job or their school. CNC Software provides Mastercam free of charge to WorldSkills competitors for the year leading up to the competition.
WorldSkills London 2011 will be the world’s largest, international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition takes place at ExCel London from October 5 to 8, 2011. Billed as the “Olympics of the skilled trades,” competitors will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to take back to their respective countries.
WorldSkills has come to symbolize the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather together from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades, and test themselves against demanding standards.
CNC software is active in this competition at a grassroots level, helping the contestants around the world with software to prepare for the event. This is done in conjunction with the local Mastercam Resellers to get them involved with future engineers and machinists.
WorldSkills is held every 2 years, with the competition moving to Leipzig, Germany for 2013. For more information on WorldSkills, visit www.worldskills.org.