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Manfred Zink

  • Age: 21 years

Competitor in Skill: Cabinetmaking
Country: Austria

How did you get interested in your skill?
I get interested in joiner during may childhood because my father is also joiner and there I have learned a lot from him. Because of the World Skills i get information from the vocational school.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
The training takes place in my company, there I have a separate room.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I got information from the vocational school teacher and from the joiners guild of styria.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
My parents and my vocational school teacher influenced me, because it was a dream of me.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I tied a lot of contacts with nice people and I collected a lot of practical knowledge.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
My most memorable moment with World Skills was the Team Coaching in Linz/Austria and the World Wood Day in Odunpazari Eskishire/Turkey.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills?
I had a lot of contact with various companys and sponsors and I got a lot of tools from this companys.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill?
The accuracy has been strengthened. High quality of work can be riched in a shorter time now.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
Since beginning of my apprenticeship as joiner I'm working in the company "Lux Tischlerei
& Kooperative GmbH" in Grafendorf IAustria.

What are your future career aspirations?
After the World Skills my next goal is to make the joiner master certificate.