Krisztián Simon, a furniture carpenter, won the gold medal in Kazan (Russia), on the 45th WorldSkills Competition. Members of the Hungarian team won 11 Medallions of Excellence for their outstanding performance in their professions between August 22nd and 27th.
In the national contest, Hungary finished in the first third of the top countries, at the 20th place – this is the best result of the country so far in this competition.
At the closing event, Vladimir Putin welcomed the participants. He appreciated the work of the WorldSkills Movement, which has an incentivising effect on the professional training in Russia, and he also added that next time,
the Euroskills Competition will be taking place in St. Petersburg.
László Parragh, president of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, states that the Hungarian participants proved their workmanship again. The results show that young Hungarian specialists’ performance is good in many economic sectors – they are as successful in traditional professions as in IT or web technology – said the president of HCCI.
After being selected, the Hungarian competitors prepared for six months. During this time, they focused inclusively on their profession, rather than psychological factors. The knowledge of the profession was visible in the results, and Hungarian participants had to stand the ground with very competitive opponents, said Gáborné Pölöskei, the deputy state secretary of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.
You can see the list of Hungarian competitors, who were awarded the Medallions of Excellence, below:
- Nikolett Orosz – nursing care
- Martin Fekete – carpentry and building
- Olivér Simon – painter
- Nikolett Nagy – hairdresser
- Bálint Mészáros – IT operator
- Ádám Homokay – garden design
- Gergő Stummer – garden design
- Krisztián Balogh – stone-cutter
- Laura Cságoly – cosmetician
- István Krehely – electrician
- Balázs Máté Török – plumbing, heating, gas fitting
- Ákos Balogh – web technology
Between 23rd-26th August, 1354 young participants competed in 56 different professions, gathered at Kazan Expo, from 63 countries and regions. Hungary sent 24 competitors in 22 professions. 3500 volunteers contributed to the organisation, and 250,000 people visited the event, mainly from Russia.
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