The world championships of professions, WorldSkills, took place in Abu Dhabi in the middle of October. Lukas Bosslet from Production Customer Solutions Rohrbach participated. The cutting machine operator from Festo is proud to have participated in such a large international tournament.
Lukas Bosslet was much more relaxed on the last day of the event: ‘The competition was more than exciting. You can’t even begin to imagine the atmosphere there during the training stage,’ says the 22-year-old. Over three days, he competed against 22 other entrants in his discipline, CNC turning. ‘We had some very demanding tasks this year – he mastered them well,’ praises mentor Florian Schmitt from the Festo learning centre in Saar.
Festo has been a WorldSkills partner for many years: as a sponsor and participant
The support is important for two reasons: ‘We advocate technical training and development with this commitment. We want to get young people interested in engineering – WorldSkills is an ideal environment for this,’ says Alfred Goll, Director of Human Resources. Stefan Dietl, Head of Vocational Education, highlights another aspect: ‘It is important to us to provide varied and open-minded training. Our trainees have the opportunity to take part in various national and international competitions – like WorldSkills. I witness very interested and committed trainees and instructors here.’
Away from the competitions for the title of world champion, our bionics projects caused plenty of astonishment on-site: the AirJelly, eMotionButterflies and BionicOpter flew overhead and impressed the visitors.
The next WorldSkills competition will take place in 2019 in the Russian city of Kazan. Festo will hopefully be able to send another candidate in 2019 as well.