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Elin Jacobsson

Competitor in Skill: Floristry
Country: Sweden

How did you get interested in your skill?
I´ve always being interested of working with other people. I was practising in a flower shop when I was 13-14 years old. I thought it was really funny. When I started to think about what to do in the future I thought that floristry would be a god thing to work with.

Where did you do your training for your skill?
I did my training at my old school in Sweden with my expert. I also did training at my work.

How did you first find out about your Member organization and its programs?
I was talking to the owner of the flower shop that I was practising in, what school I could go for being a florists.

Who influenced you to pursue your skill as a career?
I love flowers, I love being creative. And that’s why I’m doing this as my career.

What is your experience in participating with your Member organization?
I will learn allot during this journey to Sao Paulo. I am in training with my coach and my other coaches and that is a big experience for me, to work with other people and learn from them.

Describe your most memorable moment so far with WorldSkills?
The grate team buildings. Meet my team and do fun things together. It’s a really memorable moment for me.

Describe what your experience has been since your involvement with WorldSkills
I had two great team buildings with Team Sweden. Start training with my expert.

Did participating in the skills competitions and training for WorldSkills help you progress in your skill? Please describe.
Of course it helping me in my progress. I am practising in technique, composition, colours and everything els in another way that I’m used to.

What do you currently do? Where do you work?
I work in a flower shop in Sweden.

What are your future career aspirations?
Keep on working with flowers. Maybe not in a flower shop but still with flowers. Maybe by inspire other people to work with flowers. And inspire other florists to be better.