WorldSkills Abu Dhabi Names Mastercam Exclusive CAM Partner

Tolland, CT – Mastercam, a Global Partner of WorldSkills, is the named official supplier to the four machining competitions at WorldSkills 2017: CNC Turning, CNC Milling, Plastic Die Engineering, and the Manufacturing Team Challenge. The Manufacturing Challenge requires the teams to use Mastercam to produce parts on turning and milling machines that may be assembled together to produce a workable product.

The competitors practice for months honing their programming skills with Mastercam in their school or at their jobs. CNC Software, Inc. provides Mastercam free of charge to WorldSkills competitors for the year leading up to the competition.


WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 is the year’s largest international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from October 14-19, 2017. Billed as the “Olympics of the skilled trades,” competitors will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to take back to their respective countries. WorldSkills has come to symbolize the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather from all corners of the globe to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades, and test themselves against demanding standards.

CNC Software is active in this competition at a grassroots level, helping the contestants around the world with software to prepare for the event. This is done in conjunction with the local Mastercam Resellers to get them involved with future engineers and machinists.

Two years from now the competition will move to Kazan, Russia for 2019. For more information on WorldSkills, please visit