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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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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 735 YU-CHIH TSAI Chinese Taipei
Silver 731 Jannic Schären Switzerland
Silver 731 INBEOM SHIN Korea
Medallion for Excellence 720 Alireza Abdolkarimi Iran
Medallion for Excellence 716 Daniel Frank Austria
Medallion for Excellence 716 Hideaki Inukai Japan
Medallion for Excellence 715 Helmi Yuliardi Indonesia
Medallion for Excellence 712 Gabriel Souza Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 710 Maksim Kadnikov Russia
Medallion for Excellence 709 Weiye Zeng China
Medallion for Excellence 701 Esa Varemo Finland
Medallion for Excellence 700 Wei Kang Dylan Lim Singapore
688 Harsha Prabakaran India
683 Judd Foster Canada
676 Ninh Thanh Nguyen Vietnam
674 Julian Ulmer Germany
672 Tang Wong Macao, China
605 Yasir Altheyabi Saudi Arabia
596 Omar Alhebsi United Arab Emirates
595 Dmitriy Vinokurov Kazakhstan

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.