MHI Employee Wins Silver Medal in Construction Metal Work Category at 42nd
WorldSkills Competition in Leipzig
Tokyo, Aug 1, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Daisuke Yamashita, an employee of the
Nuclear Energy Systems Headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI),
has won the Silver Medal in the Construction Metal Work category at the 42nd
WorldSkills Competition (WSC) held in Leipzig, Germany from July 2 through 7.
In his fourth year working for MHI, the 21-year-old Mr. Yamashita is currently
working at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works.
The Construction Metal Work competition tests competitors' skills at
making metal works of the quality demanded by designated specification
drawings. Skills include line marking, cutting, bending, welding and assembly
in accordance with the assigned workpiece's intended purpose, shape and
material properties. The skills involved are fundamental for a broad spectrum
of industrial applications - from building structures and plants to ships,
nuclear energy and aerospace. High precision is indispensable for this
In October 2012, Mr. Yamashita won the Gold Medal in the same category in the
50th National Skills Competition. The previous year, he took the Bronze Medal.
The WorldSkills Competition, originally known as the "Skill
Olympics," started in Madrid, Spain in 1950 to promote vocational
training, as well as international goodwill and friendship. The event has
steadily expanded in the number of participating countries, regions, and
competitors. MHI has been actively participating since the 11th competition in
1962, at which one of its employees won a Gold Medal. This year, a total of 45
competitors from Japan vied in 40 categories.
Going forward, MHI will continue to take part in this international event in a
quest to foster young, highly skilled professionals and pass on the techniques
to the next generation of manufacturing professionals.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated
sales of 2,820.9 billion for the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI's diverse
lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants,
chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and
general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For
more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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