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Electrical Installations

Designing and installing electrical systems in all types of commercial, residential, and industrial projects, while carrying out maintenance and repairs safely and quickly.

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Why is this skill important?

Electrical Installation is closely associated with other parts of the construction industry, and electricians find themselves working in all manner of commercial, residential, agricultural, and manufacturing environments.

In these various settings, they will plan and design, select and safely install a reliable system. Also, the electrician will commission, test, program, maintain to relevant standards, diagnose and report malfunctions, and repair systems.

Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, concentration and attention to details, problem solving, flexibility, and a deep body of knowledge are the universal attributes of the outstanding electrician.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • A detailed plan is made of the electrical installation project.

  • Competitors must show they understand the different components needed for a wiring system.

  • It is important to know all the different tools used in installing systems and how they should be used.

  • Judges expect to see a completed project that has been tested to see that it is working properly and is safe to use.

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How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.