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Construction Metal Work

Construction Metal Work in action

Cutting, assembling, and repairing steel structures ranging from buildings to bridges to construction equipment, using a wide range of metals.

Construction Metal Work could be for you if you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Making things
  • Using tools

More about Construction Metal Work

Steel structures are crucial in all areas of construction, from the buildings themselves to the tower cranes needed to assemble them. You will need to understand how the different types of steel need to be used, and how to cut, join, and weld them both in engineering workshops and on site.

For the construction metal worker, that means being able to understand engineering drawings and then building the actual structure accurately.

Why choose Construction Metal Work?

The best thing about my skill is the endless opportunities. I get to be creative while designing and making things out of different metals. Skills have changed my life by giving me confidence and the ability to work anywhere in the world, as skills are universal. You should consider a career in skills as you can learn so many valuable lessons by working alongside other skilled people of all ages and it opens up so many opportunities and pathways to take in life.
— Aaron Ronan, Competitor at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Recent medallists in Construction Metal Work

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

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    Seongsu Kim


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    Guillaume OSWALD


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Our partners

The American Welding Society sets global standards for welding, seeking to advance the science and technology of the skill. It offers scholarships to student members and discounts for its online courses, publications and codebooks along with access to regional chapters.

Autodesk is a leader in advanced manufacturing, Digital Construction, and entertainment software, providing free access to professional software and learning resources to WorldSkills experts and competitors for use in preparation and competition. As a trusted advisor to people preparing for the future of work, Autodesk supports 8 Digital Skills across the Categories Manufacturing & Engineering Technology (Skill 03, Skill 05, Skill 16, Skill 42, Skill 43, Skill 45, Skill 59), Construction & Building Technology (Skill 58) and Creative Arts & Fashion: (Skill 50). If you’d like to learn more about Autodesk and our Initiatives, take a look at our WorldSkills Partner Website.

Lincoln Electric manufactures welding and cutting products used to fabricate bridges, buildings, ships, automobiles, power plants, heavy equipment and pipelines all over the world. For WorldSkills Competitions and regional and national competitions, it provides welding and cutting products along with safe information and training.

The world’s leading volume manufacturer of precision dimensional measuring equipment with product lines that range from basic hand tools such as micrometers, calipers, and dial gauges to the most accurate and sophisticated coordinate, contour, and form measuring machines With a workforce of more than 5,100 and a presence in more than 80 countries, Mitutoyo offers general metrological training for industry.

Occupational Standard

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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