Organizado por World Skills International, en colaboración con el Gobierno de Portugal a través del Instituto de Empleo y Formación Profesional (IEFP), durante los días 26 de Febrero a 2 de Marzo se celebró en la localidad de Béja el evento “Portugal Skills 2018”.
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Portugal Skills 2018
Organized by World Skills International, in collaboration with the Government of Portugal through the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), from February 26th to March 2nd, it was held in the city of Béja the event "Portugal Skills 2018".
Lincoln Electric Iberia S.L. has been the official sponsor of the welding competition, coordinating the perfect development of the tests with the same enthusiasm and meticulousness as usual. Paulo Duarte, commercial delegate of Lincoln Electric Iberia in Portugal, and Vitor Vale, technical specialist of Lincoln Electric Iberia in Portugal, David Brota, technical specialist of Lincoln Electric Iberia en España, and Jordi Donate, Product Manager of Consumables in Lincoln Electric Iberia were responsible for this success.
The test projects designed for this competition were completed by the 17 students participants from different vocational training centers throughout the country, showing a high degree of theoretical and practical knowledge of welding processes SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW in steel carbon, stainless steel and aluminum.
The space dedicated to the demonstrations of virtual welding, with the VRTEX-360, was the object of special attraction and participation for contestants, professionals, professors and visitors. They all understood how Virtual Reality will have a great influence on the future of welder training.