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Welding

Preparing and joining various types of metal using both electrical, and electric/gas processes.

Welding could be for you if you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Using tools

Why choose this skill?

Skills opened my eyes to limitless possibilities of growth and learning within my field, as well as advancing my ability to tackle life’s challenges outside of the booth.
— Andrew Cardin, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about this skill

Welders work with different metals to cut and join everything from steel beams to pipes, plates, and pressurized vessels.

Being able to operate the various types of welding equipment both safely and accurately is of the highest importance. This can include the latest types of submerged arc, plasma arc, stud welding, and laser welding.

Welders need to prepare and finish joints in a wide ranges of industries and locations, from a factory workbench or construction site to a power station or ship at sea.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Xianhai Ning

    Xianhai Ning

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of YEONGJU PARK

    YEONGJU PARK

    Korea
    Silver

  • Photo of Junya Kasagi

    Junya Kasagi

    Japan
    Silver

  • Photo of JIAN-HONG LIN

    JIAN-HONG LIN

    Chinese Taipei
    Bronze

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Our partners

American Welding Society

The American Welding Society sets global standards for welding, seeking to advance the science and technology of the skill. It offers scholarships to student members and discounts for its online courses, publications and codebooks along with access to regional chapters.

Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric manufactures welding and cutting products used to fabricate bridges, buildings, ships, automobiles, power plants, heavy equipment and pipelines all over the world. For WorldSkills Competitions and regional and national competitions, it provides welding and cutting products along with safe information and training.

Mitutoyo

The world’s leading volume manufacturer of precision dimensional measuring equipment with product lines that range from basic hand tools such as micrometers, calipers, and dial gauges to the most accurate and sophisticated coordinate, contour, and form measuring machines With a workforce of more than 5,100 and a presence in more than 80 countries, Mitutoyo offers general metrological training for industry.


Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.