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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

Final selection of the teams for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will take place in the months leading up to the competition. We will include the details of all competitors in the last six months of the run-up, so check back here then.

In the meantime, you can find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.