Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant (Sandviken, Sweden and Fair Lawn, NJ) is the official sponsor and exclusive tooling partner for seven skills competitions at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi, to be held in October 2017.
A global hub for vocational skills, WorldSkills hosts a championship every two years to showcase talented students who come together to compete in a wide range of competitions.
Sponsoring these competitions brings attention to vocational education and training that is imperative to closing the skills gap around the world, according to Sandvik Coromant. This year’s competition includes student representatives from 77 countries and regions from around the world competing in 51 skill competitions. Sandvik Coromant is sponsoring six of those competitions including CNC milling, CNC turning, manufacturing team challenge, industrial mechanic millwright, polymechanics and automation, prototype modeling and plastic die engineering. The skills challenges take place October 15-18.
“The dedication and talent these students possess is inspiring to us all. We congratulate them on their selection to compete at this high level and we wish them luck in their competitions,” said Brett Cline, head of marketing execution at Sandvik Coromant.
Students can see how cloud-based analytics and data collection can improve machining operations at Sandvik Coromant’s booth H10-014 at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi. “As digital natives, it’s important to show students about the future of manufacturing, not just what is happening now,” says Scott Lu, sales tools manager, digital machining R&D at Sandvik Coromant. “The CoroPlus monitoring solution will show students a connected shop floor from cutting tools to software solutions and IoT devices.”
Visit https://worldskillsabudhabi2017.com/en/ for more information about WorldSkills Abu Dhabi. Looking ahead, Kazan City, Russia will be the host of the 2019 WorldSkills Competition.