U.S.-based instrument maker Fluke Corp. is a sponsor of WorldSkills 2011, held Wednesday through Saturday at the ExCel convention center in London.

Organizers say WorldSkills is the largest competition of its kind, with an estimated 1,000 contestants ages 11 to 19 from around the world showing off their talents. The contest is attracting more than 150,000 to the United Kingdom, officials said.

“We are delighted to receive the Fluke sponsorship, which includes the provision of some of the company’s rugged electrical and electronic test equipment for use by participants in a wide range of skills in (the categories) ‘Construction and building technology,’ ‘Manufacturing and engineering technology’ and ‘Transportation and logistics,’ ” said Aidan Jones, CEO of WorldSkills London 2011. “Coming from the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software, we are assured that participants will be using the latest products offering high productivity and user safety.”