WorldSkills 2011 in London

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.

Mr. Aidan Jones, Executive Director WorldSkills London 2011 and Dr. Theodor Niehaus, Managing Director of Festo Didactic, signed a contract for the sponsorship and supply agreement for WorldSkills 2011 in London.
The contract includes the following competitions:

  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Polymechanics

Festo is looking forward to the WordSkills 2011 London events which will take place at ExCeL London from 5-8 October 2011!


WorldSkills in general

WorldSkills is a not for profit association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. Every two years young people from across the world gather to compete in a variety of vocational skills competitions.

Real world skills

The Mechatronics competition reflects reality on the shop floor – people working under pressure to design, implement solutions, maintain and constantly improve production and fix machines quickly when faults occur. Competitors enter as teams of two, reflecting the philosophy that only people working in a team – constantly learning from each other – can master the challenges of manufacturing excellence.

Festo and WorldSkills – Global partner since 1991

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 such as Skills Germany and WorldSkills Mechatronics”, explains Dr. Eberhard Veit, chairman of the Management board at Festo AG.

London 2011

With strong support from the Government, the Mayor of London, business and individuals, London won its bid to host the 41st WorldSkills Competition, in 2011 providing young people with an ideal opportunity to raise standards in manufacturing and showcase vocational excellence.

With 150,000 expected visitors, you can be inspired by watching 1,000 competitors from 50 nations competing in 45 skill areas over four exciting days of competition.


World Skills