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Mitchel Mulder

Competitor in Skill: Mechatronics
Country: Netherlands

How did you get interested in your skill?
From the first moment that I saw the different machines doing their own tasks at my school was the moment that I said to myself: “I want to do that, I want to make that myself”
Just to be able to make inanimate parts and motors, putting them together and tell them what to do is something magical almost.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
Mostly at my own school, we have a wide variety of components that me and my teammate can work with.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
We had a small competition and the 1st 4 teams went through and got in contact with the member organisation named: De Vakkanjers which is a part of skills team Nederland (Netherlands)

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
My parents and teachers

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
A lot of mental training and teambuilding

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
Winning the qualifications of the worldskills

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
Busy. I’ve met a lot of reporters for papers, radio- and TV shows. A lot of training. Promoting the school and being an ambassador

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
It definitely helped me with solving problems fast, making decisions and explaining my decisions

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I work at a company that makes machines that package a large variety of products. The shape and size of the machine depends on the product that the customer want to produce.

What are your future career aspirations?
Finishing my bachelor study mechatronics and I want to bring an idea into the world, maybe a new kind of machine or anything. Just something that I will get known for, in a good way then.