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Cabinetmaking

Working in wood to create high quality furniture and units, showing skill and an aesthetic understanding of design and finish.

Cabinetmaking could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Making things
  • Using tools

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Why choose Cabinetmaking?

WorldSkills has opened many doors for me in my career. It has provided me with experience that few people my age have. Competing has changed my outlook on how I view myself and my work.
— Daniel Berrios, Competitor at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

More about Cabinetmaking

Craftsmanship is at the heart of cabinetmaking. In an age of mass production the cabinetmaker produces lasting work designed to be appreciated for many generations. Cabinetmakers must combine creativity and innovation with precision and accuracy and demonstrate a high appreciation of how to use the beauty of wood to best effect.

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Recent medallists in Cabinetmaking

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

  • Photo of Krisztian Simon

    Krisztian Simon

    Hungary
    Gold

  • Photo of Samanta Tatjana Kämpf

    Samanta Tatjana Kämpf

    Switzerland
    Silver

  • Photo of Jinqing Wu

    Jinqing Wu

    China
    Silver

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The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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