Together with partners like DWA, WorldSkills Germany aims at building a strong, innovative, and sustainable community of young professionals. Competitions such as WorldSkills motivate trainees, strengthen vocational education and support lifelong learning. Participants become ambassadors for their professions and get young people enthusiastic about dual education. They are the authentic voice of youth in the skills debate.
No matter wether you are a bricklayer or a vehicle painter, a confectioner or a tiler
the skills competitions will also take place in 2022. Water Technology is in the game!
During the preparations for the German championship at IFAT, this year's WorldSkills competitions in Shanghai were cancelled. The WorldSkills gave its best and developed an alternative: On short notice, the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition was born!
Thanks to the commitment of partners and members, 61 trades and professions will compete over 12 weeks in 15 different countries and regions. More than 1,100 competitors from 57 countries and regions are expected to participate.
What do water technicians do?
Water technicians monitor, assess, maintain and repair water infrastructure - infrastructure that serves people, industry, agriculture, ecology and energy production. Water technicians also prevent urban and rural areas from being flooded. They monitor water and solve problems in emergencies such as floods, droughts and water contamination.
Where do water technicians operate?
Water technicians operate water facilities and water supply systems. They carry out domestic connections for water supply and sewage disposal. They also work in sewers, sewer systems, wastewater treatment plants and sludge treatment plants.
They may work for industrial and agricultural water users to ensure that water is produced in the quality and quantity needed and that it is returned to nature in good quality.
What do water technicians need to know?
Water technicians need to understand ecological systems, especially the water cycle. They must have mechanical, biological and chemical skills to ensure proper water and wastewater treatment. They must also have interpersonal skills such as communication, teamwork and stress tolerance.
What are the responsibilities of water technicians?
Water technicians are able to maintain pumps, repair water leaks and water meters. They conduct daily tasks such as measuring water flow and water quality. They also evaluate control systems and perform standardized electrical repairs. They are able to handle measuring devices such as sensors and photometers.
Additionally, water technicians are trained for emergency situations such as unexpected pollution, rainwater, floods and droughts.
A unique experience for all participants: Experience great scenery, receive attention, get to know other cultures and ways of working, provide good results even under pressure, wearing their national colours, experience friendship across national borders.
In different disciplines young and old showed their skills, which reflect the everyday life of a specialist for wastewater technology