The 11th UAV Vocational Skills Competition was held at the track-and-field ground of Shenzhen Polytechnic.
On September 18, the 11th Shenzhen Staff Skills Innovation Games and the 2021 Shenzhen Skills Competition — UAV Piloting Skills Competition was successfully held at the track-and-field ground of Shenzhen Polytechnic. The competition was hosted by Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions, organized by Nanshan District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, DJI Technology Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Polytechnic, and guided by the Office of Vocational Skills Certification and Guide in Shenzhen. Many guests attended the event, including Gao Dongchun, Deputy Director of Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Guo Ying, Deputy Director of Shenzhen Nanshan District Human Resources Bureau, Shao Jianhuo, Vice President of Shenzhen DJI Technology Co., Ltd., Xu Jianling, President of Shenzhen Polytechnic, and Ma Xiaoming, Vice President of Shenzhen Polytechnic.
With UAV being more widely used, UAV operators, as a new profession, have broad development prospects. The UAV piloting vocational skills competition is an important initiative to implement the instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the spirit of the National Vocational Education Conference and it aims to make Shenzhen Nanshan District the "Capital of UAV" and promote the development of the civil drone industry in China and around the world through the competition.
Scene of the final.
The competition combined the rapid development of the UAV industry and the strong demand for highly skilled UAV talents. After the preliminary on September 11 and the training course for the final on September 12, a total of 61 players entered the final. In the final, there were three mission objectives: Beyond Visual Line of Sight Solutions (BVLOS) Obstacle Avoidance Flight, Multi-angle Image Capture, and Landing on Predefined Sites. These mission objectives were designed in line with relevant job descriptions, and the UAVs of DJI were adopted in the competition. The game focused on the application of UAVs and could further improve the ability of UAV operators.
Group photo of the staff.
To ensure a fair and orderly UAV competition, the Executive Committee of the competition provided training courses for volunteers and all referees before the final, held pre-final training for the finalists, and offered an analysis of competition rules and technical platform standards. At the same time, the Executive Committee formulated and implemented an emergency plan according to the epidemic prevention and control requirements. Nucleic acid testings for all referees and support personnel were carried out before the game and all players were required to have a negative certificate of the nucleic acid test of COVID-19. Special persons were assigned at the entrance and exit of the venue to measure everyone's temperature and check their health codes, travel codes, and other information. After a day of intense competition, 3 first prizes, 6 second prizes, and 9 third prizes were presented. Eight contestants met the application requirements for "Technical Experts of Shenzhen" and received a certificate issued and approved by the Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.
Shenzhen Polytechnic started providing UAV-related professional vocational education in 2018. Shenzhen Polytechnic has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with DJI and other leading enterprises in the industry to carry out in-depth integration of industry and education and promote university-enterprise cooperation. In March 2019, the School of Automotive and Transportation Engineering took the lead in offering UAV-related courses on campus and started to offer the professional emphasis in Drone Technology and Application in the Major of Intelligent Transportation Technology in September 2020. The cultivation of high-quality skill talents in UAV has also begun to bear fruit. The competition is held at Shenzhen Polytechnic (Xilihu Campus). The active participation of relevant technical personnel in Shenzhen Polytechnic has greatly enhanced the attraction of the competition. Giving full play to the UAV-related major in Shenzhen Polytechnic and the related technology of DJI is of great significance to the cultivation of high-quality and high-skilled talents in the UAV industry.
(Mao Haixia Chen Xingyu, and Liang Haofeng, School of Automotive and Transportation Engineering)