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Stefan Fuchs

  • Age: 22 years

Competitor in Skill: Wall and Floor Tiling
Country: Austria

How did you get interested in your skill?
I have heard about that company called Wieser Wohnkeramik. I did a practical training there and it was great fun. So I began to work there.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
I did my training at Wieser Wohnkeramik.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I had heard about it from my parents and some friends.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
I think that nobody had influenced me. I like the job a lot and that's why I followed all.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I only have good experience. All the people are really nice and they liked my from the beginning I think. There is also a good working climate.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
Our Team meeting were the most interesting moments for me because I learned much about the organisation and I met a lot of new people who are also nice.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
I learned a lot about a "team" and the different behaviors all over the world that was really the most exciting thing.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
Yes I think so because you can not only see your work, also that of others. And you can also compete and compare with the other competitors.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I build up my building again and again in a big hall. If the building is ready my trainer help me to find mistakes which I can make better the next time.

What are your future career aspirations?
I think that I will not always work as a tailor. I will do further education for something similar like an expert on construction sites.