Cutting tool and tooling system specialist, Sandvik Coromant, is the official sponsor and exclusive tooling partner for seven skills competitions at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in October 2017.

The global hub for vocational skills, WorldSkills hosts a championship every two years to showcase talented students who come together to compete in a wide range of competitions. Looking to win medals in their chosen skills, these students inspire thousands of young people to take up vocational careers.

Sponsoring these competitions brings attention to vocational education and training that is imperative to closing the skills gap around the world. This year’s competition includes student representatives from 77 countries and regions from around the world competing in 51 skill competitions. Sandvik Coromant is sponsoring six of those competitions including CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Manufacturing Team Challenge, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Polymechanics and Automation, Prototype Modelling and Plastic Die Engineering. The skills challenges take place from 15 to 18 October 2017.

“The dedication and talent these students possess is inspiring to us all. We congratulate them on their selection to compete at this high level and we wish them luck in their competitions,” notes Brett Cline, Head of Marketing Execution at Sandvik Coromant.

At WorldSkills Abu Dhabi, Sandvik Coromant will give students a glimpse into the future by showing the CoroPlus® platform at booth H10-014. Students will see how cloud-based analytics and data collection can improve machining operations.

“As digital natives, it’s important to show students about the future of manufacturing, not just what is happening now,” says Scott Lu, Sales Tools Manager, Digital Machining R&D at Sandvik Coromant. “CoroPlus® monitoring solution will show students a connected shop floor from cutting tools to software solutions and IoT devices.”

Visit to get more information about WorldSkills Abu Dhabi. Looking ahead, Kazan City, Russia will be the next host of the 2019 WorldSkills Competition.