This website has been archived. For the latest information about WorldSkills please visit

Carlos Faria

Competitor in Skill: Industrial Control
Country: Portugal

How did you get interested in your skill?
I was interested in this professional area because it is an area that I like, electromechanical, where it joins electricity and mechanics and which allows me every day to acquire new knowledge for the world of industry that continues to evolve.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
In my school, CENFIM Training Center, where I made my training course.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I participated on the National Skills Championship. It was my first contact with the member organization.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
I continued with my profession because I like what I do. I was always supported by my family and trainers.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I have some experience because I have participated in the national championship, the European championship (EuroSkills) and now will participate in the Worldskills.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
The most memorable moment I got to participate in WorldSkills was winning the bronze medal in the Euroskills.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills.
The experience has been very useful for my work. I feel more trusting.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
The participating in the skills competitions is a plus for me because acquire knowledge that would be very difficult to acquire out of competition, as in the case of programming software and is an added value even acquire new working techniques.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
Currently working on a company that assembly and repair industrial machinery, make the whole a bit, since the project until the execution.

What are your future career aspirations?
My future aspirations are to be a great professional in my field and able to apply my knowledge in the industry.