Luxury carmaker Bentley leads the way in putting manufacturing skills at the top of the agenda for WorldSkills London 2011
School students Arash Manshadi from Edgware, Middlesex and Shivani Kava, from Brent have won a nationwide competition to design the medals for this year’s WorldSkills Competition.
The prestigious WorldSkills event is being held in the UK this year for the first time in decades. The 2011 event has a new emphasis on skills for manufacturing with competitors vying for recognition in disciplines from robotics to welding.
Furthermore a new addition to the competition portfolio, the manufacturing team challenge, will test the ability of participants to combine vital skills for advanced manufacturing. The Manufacturer magazine is official sponsor for the manufacturing team challenge at WorldSkills London 2011.
Further testament to the pre-eminence of manufacturing skills in this year’s competition is given in the form the prize being awarded to the winners of the medal design competition.
Arash and Shivani’s will be privileged with a trip to Bentley motors’ headquarters where they will experience a factory tour and a ride in the new Mulsanne which has been highly acclaimed in industry circles for the quality of its design and attention to design for manufacture.
During their factory tour Arash and Shivani will see their winning designs in production. Over 150 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and 56 Best of Nation medals are due to be produced by Bentley.
Bentley motors are sponsors of WordSkills London 2011 but also hope to represent the UK in the manufacturing team challenge.
Team selections for the UK will take place later this week at a three day event in the Midlands. Bentley’s entrants for the manufacturing team challenge will vie with representative from BAE Systems for the chance to compete at the global finals which are due to take place in October at the O2 arena in London.