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2 May 2011

Startechs' Days - The Belgian Competitions

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Team Belgium for WorldSkills London 2011

By: Skills Belgium

Startechs’ Days (or the Belgian competitions) were held in 8 different training centres from Wallonia and Brussels Region during almost one week (March 21-25). In connection to this event, skillsbelgium and its partners organized Try-a-trade, Try-a-skill activities for primary and secondary school pupils who also got the chance to see our competitors in action and support them.

More than 500 young people have taken part in the pre-selection process out of which 229 have participated to the national selections. 9% were girls.

The first three finalists from each skill have been invited to an award ceremony organized on April 6th. All of them left home with a medal: gold, silver or bronze. The gold medal finalists will continue the adventure and represent Belgium at the 41st WorldSkills Competition in London.

We are proud to introduce you to our team:

No Surname Name Skill Age

1 BRUMENIL Laura Floristry 21

2 DELOGE Olivier Offset Printing 22

3 DIZ TORRES Nikola Painting 20

4 GIANSANTE Guillaume Web Design 22

5 GORJANEC Damien Cooking 21

6 HAJDU Arnaud CNC Milling 20

7 KRINGELS Jérôme Joinery 21

8 LICATA Timoti Welding 20

9 MONET Johan Industrial Control 20

10 OCAP Miguel Bricklaying 19

11 PALACIN-DANTHINE Thomas Graphic Design 21

12 PENSATO Michaël Wall and Floor Tiling 22

13 REUTER Billy Automobile Technology 20

14 SCHIFANO Thomas IT Network System Administration 19

15 tba tba Electrical Installations

The selections for Electrical Installations are currently being organised. The Electrician will soon join the team.

Besides our partners, sponsors and representatives of the different Ministries, numerous teachers, trainers and parents attended this award ceremony.

For further information, please visit:

Videos by skill (national selections)

Award ceremony and retrospective videos:

More videos on you tube: skillsbelgium TV