Festo becomes Premium Sponsor of WorldSkills Europe
WorldSkills Europe is excited to announce that Festo, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and a solution provider for technical education, has become a Premium Sponsor.
As a globally-oriented and independent family company with its headquarters in Esslingen, Germany, Festo has become the performance leader in its industry over the last 50 years thanks to its innovations and problem-solving competence in all aspects of factory and process automation, as well as its unique range of technical training and education solutions.
Long-standing support of Festo in the WorldSkills movement
Festo was one of the first companies to commit to supporting the very first EuroSkills Competition in Rotterdam in 2008, organising competitions and demonstrations in skills such as Mechatronics. Festo has continued to collaborate with WorldSkills Europe for each edition of EuroSkills to date.
On an international level, Festo became the first Global Industry Partner (GIP) of WorldSkills back in 1991 for the 31st WorldSkills Competition in Amsterdam. For the event, Festo designed and equipped the first ever Mechatronics competition, combining mechanics, electronics, and information technology in global manufacturing and production technology. Since then, Festo has continued to equip existing skill competitions and also configure new ones such as Industry 4.0 and Water Technology to reflect current developments in job profiles in the labour market.
"Festo is a global company with deep roots in Europe. We are leading in automation technology and offer technical solutions for industry. In parallel, we make young people fit for the job market through technical education. Our close cooperation with EuroSkills enables us to contribute to the competitiveness of Europe," explained Dr. Oliver Niese, Member of the Management Board of Festo Didactic.
“We are delighted to welcome Festo to WorldSkills Europe as a Premium Sponsor," said Teija Ripattila, Chair of the Board, WorldSkills Europe. "Long-standing collaborations with innovative and agile companies like Festo are invaluable in helping us prepare young people for their future careers. We are excited about our continued relationship with Festo, which has become even stronger through this new official partnership.”
EuroSkills Competition equipment from Festo Didactic
For participation at EuroSkills, Competitors and Experts will benefit from using state-of-the-art components, software and training systems provided by Festo Didactic. These technical learning solutions are specifically designed to develop the competencies which are needed in the industrial manufacturing.
To learn more about how Festo supports the WorldSkills movement, visit: festo.com/worldskills.
Images from WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition – Mechatronics competition. Event hosted by WorldSkills Germany between 4 to 7 October 2022. Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, visit: worldskills2022se.com/skills/mechatronics.