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Jessica ten Voorden

  • Age: 21 years

Competitor in Skill: Health and Social Care
Country: Netherlands

How did you get interested in your skill?
My mother is also a nurse, so she told me all the beautiful stories about her work. From the beginning I always wanted to become a nurse.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
I follow my traineeship in a hospital in Utrecht. They gave me the opportunity to practice my skills over there. I also train with my expert on my school in Utrecht.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I got an e-mail about it, the first thing I did was searching it on the website.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
My lovely family on the first place and my teachers on school

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
The most memorable moment was the moment I got a call from my teacher about the opportunity in Brazil! I was in class en and screamed very loud. All the other student students where asking me what was happening, when I told everybody I was going to Brasil they all started cheering.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
I get the opportunity to learn more than other students of my age. I learn so much and that is so much fun!

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
Yes, I have worked with several nurses and I have seen there specialities. I have learned a lot from them.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I follow my traineeship in a hospital in Utrecht and I work in a supermarket.

What are your future career aspirations?
I want to follow several courses to become a better nurse.