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WorldSkills International

Autodesk and WorldSkills International support the goal of helping students develop high standards of competence and workplace skills.

Autodesk: WorldSkills 2015 competition video (4:49 min.)

WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015 video (4:49 min.)

The WorldSkills competition is the biggest vocational education and skills event in the world. Participants are selected from competitions held in over 70 WorldSkills’ member countries and regions and represent the best of their peers in more than 45 skills.

Competitors execute specific tasks demonstrating technical ability in their field, including construction and building technology, creative arts and fashion, information technology, social services, transportation, engineering, and more.

Competitors in Mechanical Engineering Skill 05 use Inventor® 3D CAD software to develop the parts, assemblies, animations, and drawings of the design as it would be done in a commercial engineering department. Autodesk provides competitors and mentors free* software and learning materials.

WorldSkills is dedicated to supporting competitions as a means of promoting vocational education and training nationally, regionally, and globally.  Learn more.


Free software for WorldSkills competitors

Autodesk provides educational licenses for free* software to competitors and qualified educational institutions associated with WorldSkills International. To request free software for your organization, sign in or create an account for the Academic Resource Center.


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*Free software available through Academic Resource Center (ARC) portal is limited to Autodesk approved education institutions in certain markets and subject to the applicable Terms of Use, software license agreement and eligibility requirements.  Any software provided through ARC may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a qualified educational institution and may not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.  Autodesk software license agreements