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Roope Mehtonen

  • Age: 20 years

Competitor in Skill: Aircraft Maintenance
Country: Finland

How did you get interested in your skill?
I have been interested in mechanical and technical stuff for whole my life and wanted to work with hi-tech equipment.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
I did my training at the school, in a few Finnish corporations and with my fellow competitor abroad.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I heard about competition from my friend who was participating to WS2011.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
My parents said that i should visit at the school, at that moment I knew what I want to do in future.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
Looking forward for main competition.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
Our “dispatch event”.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills.
I have had very good experience already and best is yet to come.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
My skill training has cleared many confusions that i had and it has answered in so many questions.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I work in Finnish Air Force.

What are your future career aspirations?
I would want to know as much as i can and work in a specialist group.