Leonardo da Vinci -project: FI-04-B-F-PP-160530
The experts of many trades discussed in connection with the WorldSkills competitions the need of a continuous communication at an international level and also of the development of their expertise during the time between competitions. A continuous maintenance of national collaboration is important when preparing the annual competitions, but it nearly fails to realize at an international level. In the fields of electronics and mechatronics it is more regular and the experts can work together. Mechatronics show the strongest cooperation between the competitions because the common supplier of devices FESTO organizes training and collaborative activities as an extra-competitional event. The company also plays an active part in researching projects within the European Union.