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Victor Mario Grisales Gil

  • Age: 23 years

Competitor in Skill: Manufacturing Team Challenge
Country: Colombia


1.    How did you get interested in your skill?

I got interested because an instructor at SENA told me about the competition and encouraged me to participate.

2.    Where did you do your training for your skill?

At SENA, more specifically at the Centro de Diseño Tecnológico Industrial in Cali, Valle and at the Centro de Industria y la Construcción in Ibagué, Tolima.

3.    How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?

Throughout the mass media in my country

4.    Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?

My parents who have been my support in all this process.


5.    What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?

I participated in a regional competition, then a national one and the WorldSkills Americas last year.



6.    Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?

When we won the gold medal in WorldSkills Colombia.


7.    Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills

I think it’s been satisfactory because I’ve learnt and improved in both technical and soft skills.

8.    Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.

Yes, because I’ve put into practice what I have learnt in my degree.

9.    What do you currently do?  Where do you work?

Currently I have a contract with the institution where I read my degree, at SENA and I’m training myself for the international competition WorldSkills Sao Paulo.


10.  What are your future career aspirations?

I want to continue my studies in engineering and apply my knowledge.