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Manufacturing Team Challenge

The skill competition of Manufacturing Team Challenge is based on the design, manufacture assembly and testing of equipment by teams of complementary specialists. In either large or small manufacturing operations there is a strong demand for several specialists to come together to design, manufacture, assemble and test new or improved equipment either as a one-off item or as the prototype for mass production.

Technicians skilled in project management, computer-aided design, programming, machining, welding, electrical/electronics and fitting can combine to form efficient and effective teams covering design through to commissioning. While each specialism has value in its own right, each team member requires additional attributes. The capacity to work within and contribute to a team is vital, requiring both self-understanding and interpersonal skills. Team members also need the ability to think beyond their own specialisms and the boundaries of each skill, in order to make the most of the team’s combined efforts.

This skill has exceptional value as an exemplar of modern manufacturing practices. Whatever the size or sector of the manufacturing organization, continuous improvement and innovation are key to its survival and prosperity. These features do not happen in isolation, but through the combined efforts of high level, insightful specialists. Where diverse manufacturing teams are most successful, this will also be due to the inclusion within the team of both broad and specific financial and organizational skills. These skills will strictly control time and cost while seeking at all times to go beyond the client’s expectations for quality.

Whatever their specialism, members of successful manufacturing teams have the opportunity to generate the skills normally associated with accelerated promotion and management development. As the skills also associated with successful enterprise, they open up many positive career choices within the labour market and economy.


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.

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Recent medals

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Gold
Yohei Nakashima
Japan


Gold
Yuta Kutsuna
Japan


Gold
Motohisa Obara
Japan


Gold
Chunlong Lin
China


Gold
Hailong Yu
China


Gold
Shixiong Zhong
China


Bronze
Fabiana Bonacina
Brazil


Bronze
Guilherme Campanez
Brazil


Bronze
Alex Massayuki Yonekubo
Brazil


WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Gold
Chan Hui Jung
Korea


Gold
Byung Jin Lee
Korea


Gold
Jin Woo Hong
Korea


Silver
Yoshihiko Sakakibara
Japan


Silver
Katsuya Suzuki
Japan


Silver
Kouhei Suzuki
Japan


Bronze
Pim Bexkens
Netherlands


Bronze
Wouter van der Ven
Netherlands


Bronze
Robbert Jan van Wijk
Netherlands


WorldSkills London 2011

Gold
Syogo Hayakawa
Japan


Gold
Tomofumi Jitousono
Japan


Gold
Motoki Ootake
Japan


Silver
Jean-Baptiste Henry
France


Silver
Audrey WEBER
France


Silver
Florent DEVRIESE
France


Bronze
Ben Hooper
Australia


Bronze
Mathew Hall
Australia


Bronze
Michael Theobald
Australia


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