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Assembling and wiring products, testing systems, and designing prototype circuits.

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Why is this skill important?

Electronics is very diverse field, and while some technicians/engineers work across multiple aspects of electronics, specialization is increasing in areas including the assembly and wiring of electronic products; the designing of prototype circuits; the installation and commissioning of equipment including customer support; service and maintenance; monitoring and testing sub-assemblies or systems; and approving fit-for-purpose and simulating outcomes. They will need to work with a wide range of both hand and computer tools, and should be capable of explaining elements of complex electronics principles to clients. 

Specialists find opportunity in a wide variety of industries including aerospace/aeronautics, robotics, media and entertainment, hospitals and research labs, power, transport, security, manufacturing, and the military.

Whatever the industry, given constant and rapid developments in technology, the electronics technician/engineer needs to be proactive in ensuring that their skills and knowledge are up-to-date and meet industry standards and expectations

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • In this skill, the Competitors use basic electronics tools such as measurement devices and computers.

  • The computer is used for the design of electronics and the programming of embedded systems.

  • The competition task is to build an individual electronic device or individual units belonging to it.

  • Judges are looking for quality of work and quality of work and problem-solving skills.

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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.