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10 November 2008

EuroSkills takes teamwork to new levels

By ESPO/Skills Netherlands

euroskills_cooking.jpgEuroSkills 2008, a Europe-wide competition in vocational education & training organised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was a great success. The 420 candidates from the 29 participating European countries finished their three days of competition on Saturday, September 20th.

The EuroSkills competitions were conducted in six different domains which all had their share of winners.

At the closing ceremony directly after the competitions, Ján Figel, European Commissioner responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, awarded gold medals to the competitors who had won the title ‘best craftsman/craftswomen' in his or her skill category. For many competitors it has been an unforgettable experience which can be used to boost their careers further.

euroskills_team.jpgEuroSkills 2008 was a celebration of craftsmanship in which skills were highlighted. It showed a lot of new skills competition concepts in which besides the individual hard skills, also soft skills like teamwork and communication were assessed. The event therefore fits in a modern educational process to prepare young students to work in businesses.

All results can be found at

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