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WorldSkills International

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

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The WorldSkills competition is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. The Competitors represent the best of their peers in more than 45 different skills and are selected from skills competitions in over 60 WorldSkills’ Member countries and regions. They will demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and will perform in the future.

In order to complete in Mechanical Engineering Skill 05, competitors must use Inventor 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 not just a Competition though, it is a movement. WorldSkills is dedicated to strengthening and growing competitions as a means of promoting the skills movement nationally, regionally and globally. Learn more about WorldSkills.


Free software for educational institutions

Autodesk provides educational licenses for free* software to 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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Competitors in Skill 05 must use Autodesk® Inventor® to develop the parts, assemblies, animations, and drawings of the design as it would be done in a commercial engineering department. A broad range of knowledge of Autodesk Inventor is required to be a successful competitor in this skill.

Check out these valuable learning materials featured in competition datasets used in past WorldSkills Global and WorldSkills UK National competitions.


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