Worldskills 2009 Calgary


Worldskills 2009 Calgary

The 40th WorldSkills Competition is officially done. Festo as a Global Founding Sponsor official and sponsor of the Mechatronics and Mobile Robotics competitions is looking forward to the WordSkills 2011 London and WorldSkills 2013 Leipzig events.

The 40th WorldSkills Competition is officially done. The medals, awards, and certificates have all been distributed on stage to the hard working Competitors of WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

The Closing Ceremony of the 40th WorldSkills Competition was a wonderful display of energy and excitement on Sunday night, September 6, 2009. The event took place in the Corral at Stampede Park. All 45 skills announced their Champions, followed by the Best of Nation, presented by the WorldSkills Board of Directors and finally the Albert Vidal Award was presented. See for a complete overview of results.

WorldSkills London 2011

At the end of the event, the WorldSkills flag was passed on from WorldSkills Calgary 2009 to the next Competition host, WorldSkills London 2011. The four day event will be held at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre in London’s docklands from 5th - 8th October 2011.

Leipzig wins bid for 2013 Competition!

‘A time to make friends’ was the motto of the 2006 World Cup and Germany was very able to show the world what it was like to have a World Cup hosted by friends. Seven years after that legendary World Cup, Germany now seeks to inspire young people and skilled experts from the world of vocational and educational training with a flawless WorldSkills Competition 2013 and an exciting WorldSkills Excellence Festival "Made in Germany".

“Made in Germany” stands for excellence of engineering and design the world over. It is a seal of quality and the standard to which we naturally aspire in hosting WorldSkills 2013 in Germany. WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 – Made in Germany is a promise. The promise to deliver an unparalleled competition in a setting that offers a rich cultural and historical experience.

Festo and WorldSkills – Global partner since 1991

Festo is the official sponsor of the Mechatronics and Mobile Robotics competitions, and 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.