What counted here in Leipzig were the most elegant welding seams and the most precise clearances. From 2 to 7 July 2013 the WorldSkills Competition was held in Leipzig. At the first global event of its kind to be held in Germany for 40 years, the best international trainees aged below 23 competed for medals in 46 official disciplines. Over 1,000 Competitors made WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 the biggest international competition of its kind ever held.
In Leipzig, visitors experienced a festival of vocational skills. For young people it offered a unique opportunity to test their skills at a workbench or computer. They also could seek advice on their choice of job and plan their career.
WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 was also a unique offer for Specialists. At conferences, seminars and symposiums experts discussed the future of education, while companies made use of the opportunity to present their expertise and make business contacts.