Festo becomes Premium Partner of WorldSkills Europe

Source: WorldSkills

The city of Gdansk in Poland will host the eighth EuroSkills, the European vocational Championship, in September 2023. Among the approximately 50 disciplines, mechatronics is an everlasting favourite in the category manufacturing and engineering technology. WorldSkills Europe awarded the automation specialist Festo the title of Premium Sponsor.

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EuroSkills Danzig 2023

From September 5 to 9, the best of the best in their field from Europe will compete against each other. Young people in vocational education and training will showcase their talent and set the bar high for excellent qualifications and outstanding skills. The European vocational Championship brings together young professionals, trainers, HR managers and education experts for exciting competitions and on-site experience exchange in Gdańsk.

The skill Mechatronics

Mechatronics combines different technologies such as mechanics, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering and information technology. In this demanding interaction, the young competitors are required to solve challenging tasks and combine all components into a running system. They demonstrate their talent by means of the flawless assembly and functioning commissioning of an automated production system. In doing so, they work at the Modular Production System (MPS) stations, a learning solution from Festo Didactic.

Festo and WorldSkills

WorldSkills Europe appreciates the many years of experience and high-quality execution of Festo Didactic’s state-of-the-art learning solutions. As early as 2008, Festo was at the side of EuroSkills as a companion at the first EuroSkills competitions. As a result of this partnership, WorldSkills Europe has awarded Festo the title of Premium Sponsor. On the global level, Festo has been cooperating with WorldSkills as a Global Industry Partner since 1991 and is jointly developing new disciplines such as Industry 4.0, Water Management or Renewable Energies, which reflect technological developments as well as the current impact on the labour market.

EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 in figures:

  • 600 young professionals under the age of 25
  • 32 member countries
  • 43 skills
  • 100,000 expected visitors
  • September 5-9, 2023 at AMBEREXPO Gdańsk, Polen

Read the WorldSkills Europe press release https://bit.ly/3w7abIq

Learn more about the commitment of Festo https://festo.com/worldskills

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About Festo

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education since its establishment, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 factory and process automation customers in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector, with medical technology and laboratory automation, is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,700 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.36 billion in 2021. Each year around 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. This learning company invests 1.5 % of turnover in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading technical education and training provider and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.


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Maren Gülck

Festo SE & Co. KG

Germany