This October, Lukas Bosslet will be off to Abu Dhabi. There, from 14 to 19 October, the WorldSkills Competition is taking place. For the cutting machine operator from Rohrbach, the preparations are running full steam ahead.
The 21-year-old cutting machine operator in the field of turning technology qualified back in September 2016 for this year’s WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi. There, over 1,200 young specialists from 77 countries will compete against each other in 51 skills in October. Lukas will represent Team Germany together with 41 other participants. With the aim of placing in the top ten of his category, the preparations are slowly but surely hotting up.
Abu Dhabi fast approaching
Lukas Bosslet has been training for WorldSkills since November 2015 – and, in the meantime, five times a week. His training focuses on speed and the quality of the work. The language factor of course also plays an important role at an international competition. ‘That’s why I’ve been taking an English course since the start of the year, because the operating language for the machines has also been adapted,’ Lukas Bosslet explains. Before flying off to Abu Dhabi, the entire team from WorldSkills Germany still need to undergo a mental training course and have more preparation meetings. The tools and measuring equipment have already been shipped to Abu Dhabi.
An international comparison
Lukas was already able to gather initial impressions of what to expect in Abu Dhabi from the Russian championships (WorldSkills High Tech) in Yekaterinburg, where he was able to compete in CNC turning at an international level with other trainees. ‘Naturally I’m a bit nervous,’ he admits. Yet he feels very well prepared from the intensive training, which is why anticipation outweighs the nerves. As is also the case with his mentor, Florian Schmitt, an instructor at Festo, who looks at the forthcoming challenge very optimistically: ‘I know that Lukas can keep up with the front-runners.’
Until the time comes to jet off, there is still plenty of training to be done. Because, as everyone knows, practice makes perfect – perhaps even a world champion.