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Roland Roman Puiestik

  • Age: 23 years

Competitor in Skill: Mechatronics
Country: Estonia

How did you get interested in your skill?
I studied music, theater and film from age 6 so when I turned 17 I wanted another view to life. Technical education gave me that.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
At my school and partner schools in Estonia.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
School provided me with all the necessary information.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
I don't pursue it as a career. It's more of a set of beneficial knowledge and skills to aid my career. My main influences were my teachers and my uncle.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
Little confusing.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
The whole process of team effort and teamwork.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
There are some ideological differences and some demographical issues when competing in Estonia but nevertheless it has been experience which will surely come handy some day.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
Training did help, participating helped only by getting new contacts. Real life and WorldSkills mechatronics are two so different things that it is somewhat hard to find resemblance. Mostly because WorldSkills mechatronics is all about knowing Festo products and catalogues.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I work in a security company as electronical security systems technician.

What are your future career aspirations?
Embedded systems development.