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Sharyn Jager

  • Age: 21 years

Competitor in Skill: Floristry
Country: Netherlands

How did you get interested in your skill?
I was sent by my parents to a school where I could choose different professions. that's how my I
got interested in flowers.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
at my school

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
because of my parents. they knew that I was creative and saw this as a good challenge for me

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
a lot of people. my parents, family, co-workers, classmates, friends and my teachers

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I have nothing but good experiences. It is very overwhelming but everyone is very helpful

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
when they told that I can do with worldskills. at that time you have so many different feelings. I
was scared, excited but especially very proud

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
it's a whole new world. you get in contact with famous florists where you can learn a lot from.
everyone would like to stay on top of your work. people come up to me. It is a unique experience

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in
your skill? Please describe.
Yes absolutely! you learn a lot of new things. we exercise not only by the commands but also
mentally you become prepared. by the mental training you learn to stay calm and to stay positive
so that you can work well to your commands

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
at this moment I'm still in school and I also work in a flower shop

What are your future career aspirations?
I would like to open my own flower shop.