For the first time, the world’s largest vocational skills competitions was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ABB was a Skill Sponsor for the category Electrical Installations, with 38 countries participating.
The individual gold medal went to Beat Schranz, from Switzerland, who earned 767 points. Hui Dong from China and Hannes Innerbichler from South Tyrol, Italy, won silver and bronze medals, respectively.
China led the medal count with 15 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medals. Korea was second in medal points, receiving 8 gold, 8 silver, and 8 bronze. Switzerland followed in third place, winning 11 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze medals.
“Electrical installations plays a vital role in our construction as it is closely associated with other parts of the industry, and electricians find themselves working in all manner of commercial, residential, agricultural, and manufacturing environments,” said Mike Mustapha, Managing Director of Building Products business unit at ABB. “We are very proud to have been a sponsor of WorldSkills 2017 and hosting the electrical installers part of the competition. Hopefully this opportunity has given the participants an experience that will benefit their future careers in the field of electrical engineering and we wish them all the best.”