This skill challenge brings together a team of complementary specialists that could include project management, electronics, programming, machining, and computer aided design. Time, cost, and quality are all factors in this competition.
It means that in addition to individual talents, participants must contribute to the team as a whole, showing self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and thinking outside the boundaries of their own area of expertise.
Manufacturing Team Challenge covers designing and manufacturing equipment assemblies. Comprehensive project documentation must also be produced as part of the competition. Each Team must be able to demonstrate innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary skills and team spirit. The competition involves a variety of skills including design at draft and computerised levels and applying manufacturing skills such as manual and computer-aided machining, welding, installing and assembling, automation and electronics. This kind of multi-skilled professionalism is also required in real life mechanical workshop environments.
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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers
The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event