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Bert van Heugten

  • Age: 21 years

Competitor in Skill: Bricklaying
Country: Netherlands

How did you get interested in your skill?
My grandfather was a bricklayer, I've seen it.
and I wanted it to.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
in practice, and at school.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
via two cousins who have done the same.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
My grandfather and other family.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I participated last year with the euro skills in France, and did it twice with the national championships.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
My first training was very difficult, so was hard at work.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
it is totally different than just a wall.
there must be a lot of speed and accuracy.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
yeah sure, you work closely and think deeply about it everywhere.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I work for a construction company as a bricklayer and carpenter, and also go one day a week to school for carpentry training.

What are your future career aspirations?
10 years would like to continue to work with the construction company, and then maybe start my own business.