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Congratulations – Trade39 WorldSkills Participants in Sao Paulo 2015

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Showing my highest respect for the achievement of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in different cultural conventions … I lift my hat    ….    I bow   …   when I see the results of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in Sao Paulo from Europe.

Huge Congratulations!!! I have the highest respect for all of your achievements in this very challenging global competition:

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David Csongradi, Hungary

BRONZE

Pekka Tuukkanen, Finland

 

MEDAILLION for EXCELLENCE

Ponnudurai Thushjandan, Switzerland

Alexandre Etienne, France

Stamm Simon, Germany

Miller Richard, UK

Jonathan Linder, Liechtenstein

Rui Chaves, Portugal

 

and

Tanel Peep, Estonia

Adrian Flodell, Sweden

Johannes Pinger, Austria

Diego Soto, Spain

 

The Austrian Team >>

Johannes Pinger, is a student at the Cisco Academy  HTL Wien Rennweg. His teacher, mentor and expert is Christian Schoendorfer, ASC, ITC, Instructor Trainer. Thank you very much Christian for driving the IT Education in and for Austria.
Skills Austria

The Estonian Team >>

Tanel Peep works as vocational teacher at Viljandi Vocational Education Centre and also administrates the school IT. Expert Toivo Pärnpuu is IT Manager at Networking Academy Tallinn Polytechnic School

The Finish Team >>

Pekka Tuukkanen [about him in Finish] and expert Markus Lintuala who was a competitor in London 2011 and EuroSkills 2010 in Lisboa. First international expert experience in EuroSkills Lille competitions 2014.

The French Team

Alexandre Etienne and expert Benjamin Callar who was competitor in Worldskills Calgary, then a team leader for Euroskills 2010, Euroskills 2012 and Worldskills 2013.

The German Team >>

Simon Stamm is working at Leibniz University IT Services and will start an integrated degree program at TUI InfoTec GmbH as IT business engineer in August this year. Expert Almut Leykauff-Bothe is one of the few female instructors and long-term Cisco Academy partner in the Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schulen (MMBbS) in Hannover Germany.
Worldskills Germany

The Hungarian Team >>

David Csongradi and expert Zoltán Sisák who is also Managing Director, Chairman of the Board for the HTTP Foundation, a very valuable and long term partner in the Cisco Networking Academy.
Skills Hungary

The Liechtenstein Team >>

Jonathan Linder [profile in German] and expert Stefan Wachter work for the same company Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan that is active training new talents within vocational education phramework.

The Portuguese Team >> 

Rui Chaves is a student at Cisco Academy ENTA- Escola de Novas Tecnologias dos Açores. Expert Daniel Medeiros is Director of Operations for Globestar Systems and has his own consulting company. He is a dedicated Cisco Network Academy Instructor at ENTA and has been involved with Worldskills since 2009, was an expert in Calgary will be the Chief Expert for Euroskills competition that will happen in EuroSkills Gothenburg in Dec 2016.

The Swedish Team >>
Adrian Flodell is a Networking Academy Student from the Cisco Academy Katrineholms Tekniska College
Expert Andreas Strömgren competed at the WorldSkills 2007 in Shizuoka and already was the Swedish expert in Leipzig 2013. He and the Swedish competitor from Calgary 2009 run a small company together.

WorldSkills Chief Expert: Anders Lantz is also from Sweden
www.worldskills.se

The Swiss Team >>

Thushjandan Ponnudurai is an apprentice at the University of Bern. Expert Danny Meier is an experienced WorldSkills professional, he works for Heiniger & Partner AG.
www.swiss-skills.ch

 

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More articles about WorldSkills

Results TRADE39 WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

All results WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

 

Stay tuned for

EuroSkills competition in Gothenburg in Dec 2016

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Kick-off > Lift-off > Take-off …

From NetRiders participant to WorldSkills competitor to being an Expert in WorldSkills to starting your own company … one of the personal stories.

If you talk to someone who has been at one of the WorldSkills competitions, you will learn that their experience has effected their in a similar way. It affected mine.

Many of the competitors were Networking Academy Students or even NetRiders before, win the National Skills Competitions,  represent their countries on a global level, become expert after that and continue to support the Skills competitions in the years after that. Here is one of many examples:

Worldskill 2015 Team Sweden

Adrian Flodell with expert Andreas Strömgren

 

The Swedish Team
Adrian Flodell is a Networking Academy Student from Katrineholms Tekniska College
Andreas Strömgren competed at the WorldSkills 2007 in Shizuoka and already was the Swedish expert in Leipzig 2013.

 

NEW this Year

This year will be the largest competition ever, there are new technical description and a couple of new rules upon that. Many experienced experts will help the expert team to deal with all changes.

For the first time we are launching a pilot initiative to connect Cisco experts with competitors as they prepare for the competition in August.

Another new activity: a hackathon-style event where WorldSkills Champions and local technologists team up to solve real-world problems faced by Brazilian NGOs: 12-15 August, 2015 in São Paulo wsdc2015.worldskills.org

 

Cisco got really good learning materials for understanding Cisco’s devices and all the networking technology.

Tanel Pèep, Estonia

 

Stay tuned! More from and about WorldSkills competitors will follow ….

More about Worldskills at www.worldskills.org
and the competition from 11-16 August 2015 – São Paulo, Brazil www.worldskillssaopaulo2015.com

LINKS

Netrider representing Austria at WorldSkills

Cisco at Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig

More articles about WorldSkills

 

Preparations for WorldSkills in 36 Countries

Author: Lantz Anders, Sweden

Anders LantzWorldSkills Sâo Paulo 2015 is not far away, and as the Chief Expert it’s a lot to do all since the CPW (competition preparation week) in February.

This year we have a new Technical description and also the largest amount of competitor ever (36 countries), and also more than 20 new experts, so there is huge work for me as the ”Skill manager” for this event. I have to be sure that every single detail will be in place before all Experts meet and do the final preparation on place in Brazil one week before the competition starts.

To my help I have the Deputy Chief Expert, Doug Warden from Canada and also three module team leaders with their assistants, and also a couple of ”old” experts that have roles as ESR (Expert with Special Responsibilities). All preparations that’s done and will be done until Sâo Paulo is done via WorldSkills discussion forum, where all experts have access to a lot of different topics.

The competitors have the actual competition tasks for the three modules Linux, Windows and Cisco environments for training since May 14th and on site in Brazil we then have to apply at least 30% changes on them.

We also have a new module this year ”Troubleshooting and secret challenges” that will be held for all on the last day of the competition.

The tasks here will be totally blind for the competitors and 50% of this will be a secret challenge made in Packet Tracer by Cisco!

In Sâo Paulo the will have a Hackaton style challenge also … wsdc2015.worldskills.org
A hackathon-style event where WorldSkills Champions and local technologists team up to solve real-world problems faced by Brazilian NGOs.

More about Worldskills at www.worldskills.org
and the upcoming competition at www.worldskillssaopaulo2015.com/en/

Looking forward to seeing YOU involved ….

NetRider representing Austria @WorldSkills in Sao Paulo 2015

BIM in Salzburg from 20. to 23. November 2014

On this fair visitors could learn about different professions by practically seeing what a certain profession stands for, what activities and task it comprises and what educational path you need to choose to become just that.

At the same time the National Competition in 15 professions were taking place and visitors could see young talents competing about who is the best of Austria. One of the professions was IT Network and Systems Administrator (Trade39). And this was our question:

Who is going to represent Austria at the WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo?

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  1. Johannes Pinger, HTL Rennweg
  2. David Rieger, FH St.Pölten
  3. Philipp Adam, HTL Rennweg
  4. Florian Hermann, HTL Ungargasse

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We congratulate all participants for their exceptional performance and motivation and Johannes Pinger from HTL Rennweg as the winner. It was an honor for me to personally meet you all. Again. I actually just meet Johannes on October 26 where he participated in the Cisco NetRiders competition.

Pb221851_kleinFor Johannes it is a start into an intense time of preparing for competing against the Nations best. A scary thing … that we will master. All of our support is yours, Johannes!

 

 

 

The Spirit of Skills Competitions

Everyone who has ever visited a skills competition knows that this is something special – it is like a virus.
A virus that should spread!

A two people team was able to organize that 15 professions had their National competitions at BIM, last year it was 8.  Extraordinary help is needed to be able to accomplish this:

  • 15 apprentices from ÖBB on duty for the Skills team
  • 2 teams of each 8 people from the Vocational School for carpenters in Wals were responsible for wooden construction of booths and installations needed
  • machines and material from numerous sponsors (Würth, Siemens, Emco, Cisco … )
  • exhibition ground funded by the Chamber of Commerce Salzburg
  • and many more hands …

It was possible to welcome 3 teams consisting of the contestant and the accompanying expert from Finland, Germany and Lichtenstein who used the competition as their training event. Cool !

And after the event everybody – contestants and experts – work together to pack everything and leave the place as empty as it was before.  Thank you to all contributors to make this learning experience available for so many people.

A real joint effort !

LINKS

More impressions at www.skillsaustria.at

Cisco at WorldSkills 2013

 

Passion is the new currency

Meet young people with passion, loving what they do – get inspired and find your passion and future profession

Skills and Talent

THE FEELING OF DOING SOMETHING WITH PASSION CAN NOT BE BEATEN BY ANYTHING.

It is not an easy task these days selecting a profession or choosing an educational pathway. Professions our parents knew disappear and new professions are created.

The questions: What am I made for? What do I want to do in my future professional life? is a real challenge for many. The answers to these questions have to come from within.

In many fields there is a lack of skilled talent and at the same time a continuously growing part of our young generation are without employment.  A paradox situation.

I am very happy to have had the opportunity to meet young people who have found their passion in a technical topic and are already becoming the future experts today. Where can you meet them?

In more and more countries in Europe … at competitions, initiatives, events and programs like …

Many schools and educational organizations ARE PART in these programs and initiatives

First step: Visit and take a look into the professional world of the future.

Through Volunteering you can meet cool young people like yourself, who found their passion already.

It does pay off, to check this out. In any case there is nothing to loose.

 

LINKS

17. to 21. September 2014 Swiss Skills 2014 in Bern

2. to 4. October 2014 Euroskills 2014 in Lille

 

 

 

Extraordinary engagement leads to extraordinary achievements

Felix Hartung wins Skills Austria and Medal of Excellence for Austria at the Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig

The Networking Academy HTL 3 Rennweg in Vienna is one of the Higher Technical Schools offering IT and Networking Administration as a study focus. This type of school is unique in its kind and offers a connection between theoretical education and practical knowledge. A HTLs prepares students to work in industry by working with instructors coming directly from industry in cooperation with companies from the region. They value the experience from industry, build their educational programs on the basis of their needs and allow students insights and direct contact to the working world that awaits them after  the completion of their education.

Felix Hartung chose the study focus Information Technology and Network Administration at HTL 3 Rennweg. His instructor Prof. DI Schöndorfer engaged him in several projects for the improvement and maintenance of the school’s IT infrastructure. As his final year project was approaching he decided to lead a group of 9 students in the project called School network Troopers. The School Network Troopers were created as a Junior enterprise with a team of IT and Network administrators supporting other schools in their operation and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. This project was awarded the first prize as a JUNIOR enterprise by the president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce 2012.

He then decided to participate in Skills Austria and won the 1st prize in Salzburg in April 2012. This was his entry ticket to the WorldSkills competition in Leipzig 2013 where he won a Medallion for Excellence for this performance. The supporting expert was Dr. Franz Winkler from the TGM, another HTL and Networking Academy in Vienna. He coached and mentored Felix not only in technical aspects but in the mental skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive environment.

We congratulate Felix for his outstanding performance and achievements during his education, military service time and now at his job at the Federal Ministry of Defense of Austria.

LINKS

http://schoolnt.at
www.skillsaustria.at

Cisco@WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig

All about people
Report from Carsten Johnson
volunteers skill39volunteers WorldSkill Experts

WorldSkills is the bi-annual summit of vocational education and training. Like at the Olympic games national teams and more than 1000 participants compete with each other for gold medals. And it was a fascinating event. More than 200,000 visitors came to watch the 50+ competitions – among them 7 IT-related skills competitions.
Skill #39 is the NetAcad competition on IT Systems and Network Administration. 90 % of all competitors were NetAcad students. Asia led the top positions in the Skill #39 category, with Jason Soh from Singapore and Takuya Nishide from Japan taking home gold medals, and Hui-zhong Liu from Chinese Taipei with a bronze. A huge congratulation to the winners and all competitors who took place in the event! The best participant from the European Market region was Lukas Hubschmid from Switzerland (5th place). And: 2 out of three medal winners are active NetAcad students.

Industry partners of WorldSkills ran information booths in an area called “Discover Your Skill”. Young pupils from Germany and abroad received information about career chances in many professions. As the IT sector presenter Cisco took the responsibility to inform about the large variety of IT professions. The discover your skill booth was staffed with volunteers from a Networking Academy in Muelheim (an der Ruhr) in Germany. The Academy students did a great job in presenting the value of IT skills in interactive workshops on “Secure WLAN”, “Managing an Energy Grid” and ” Sports meet IT”. If you want to get some impressions on how the atmosphere at WorldSkills Leipzig was visit www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com or try out the facebook diary about the live at the information booth and in the competition area of Skill39 (IT Systems and Network Administration) at twitter under #ciscoatworldskills, on facebook: Networking Academy.

Cisco’s role as a sector presenter was made possible through a sponsorship of 70k from the budget of the German Public Sector team. Christian Korff is the executive sponsor from Cisco corporate.
During the WorldSkills event we can report a 1 on 1 meeting between the new country manager Oliver Tuszik and the Minister of Economic Affairs of Saxony, Steffen Morlok. Jackie Barker lead the Corporate affairs team and head many meetings with industry partners, gave presentations at international conferences and handed out the medals to the winner in skill #39. The Academy team was present with Bob Schoenherr, Julie Chrysler, Jutta Jerlich, Lourdes Nieto and Carsten Johnson.

Cisco Switzerland supports Swiss WorldSkills Contestant

Lukas Hubschmid is representing Switzerland at the WorldSkills in Leipzig in Juli 2013 in Trade 39 IT Network Engineering. He was selected in his trade at the ICT-Young Professional Award which was sponsored by the Cisco Networking Academy Switzerland. The award led Lukas to an invitation to the Cisco Connection, the yearly customer event of Cisco Switzerland, which took place in Baden. Here he could experience first-hand what Cisco products stand for and this is where the collaboration started: Andreas Moser, Country Manager Systems Engineering, met with Lukas and rewarded his efforts with the offer to support Lukas and his Swiss Expert Trainer Danny Meier in their training efforts.

Since the equipment list was issued, preparation for optimal training is underway. Not only is Cisco Switzerland opening its labs for allowing access to the equipment for Lukas, he will also be coached by Andreas Moser and his team of Systems Engineering experts themselves. This is not only great preparation for the competition in Leipzig but more so an extraordinary opportunity for his future professional career in IT.

Equipment list:
2x Switch Cisco 2960
1x Router Cisco 1941 – SEC/K9 (IOS UNIVERSAL – S190UK9-15104M)
1x Router Cisco 2901 – SEC/K9 (IOS UNIVERSAL – 29UK9-15204M)
1x Access point Cisco AP 1242/AG
1x IP Phone Cisco 7960G
2x Firewall Cisco ASA 5505

Further Links
Activities and Time Table in preparation for the WorldSkills in Leipzig
http://www.swiss-skills.ch/home/service/agenda/worldskills-competitions.html
WorldSkills Leipzig
http://www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com

Supporting Expert, Danny Meier, Heiniger und Partner AG

Cisco Switzerland supports Training of Swiss IT Network Engineering Representative at WorldSkills

Lukas Hubschmid is representing Switzerland at the WorldSkills in Leipzig in Juli 2013 in Trade 39 IT Network Engineering. He was selected in his trade at the ICT-Young Professional Award which was sponsored by the Cisco Networking Academy Switzerland.

The award led Lukas to an invitation to the Cisco Connection, the yearly customer event of Cisco Switzerland, which took place in Baden. Here he could experience first-hand what Cisco products stand for and this is where the collaboration started: Andreas Moser, Country Manager Systems Engineering, met with Lukas and rewarded his efforts with the offer to support Lukas and his Swiss Expert Trainer Danny Meier in their training efforts.

Since the equipment list was issued, preparation for optimal training is underway. Not only is Cisco Switzerland opening its labs for allowing access to the equipment for Lukas, he will also be coached by Andreas Moser and his team of Systems Engineering experts themselves. This is not only great preparation for the competition in Leipzig but more so an extraordinary opportunity for his future professional career in IT.

Equipment list :
2x Switch Cisco 2960
1x Router Cisco 1941 – SEC/K9 (IOS UNIVERSAL – S190UK9-15104M)
1x Router Cisco 2901 – SEC/K9 (IOS UNIVERSAL – 29UK9-15204M)
1x Access point Cisco AP 1242/AG
1x IP Phone Cisco 7960G
2x Firewall Cisco ASA 5505

 

Further Links
Activities and Time Table in preparation for the WorldSkills in Leipzig
www.swiss-skills.ch/home/service/agenda/worldskills-competitions.html
WorldSkills Leipzig
www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com

ICT Young Professional Award Winners at Cisco Connection Event 2012

The two winners of the Swiss ICT Young Professional Award were invited by CEO of Cisco Switzerland and joined the Cisco Connection Event for Cisco customers partners yesterday in Baden.

Chris Martin invited them on stage and congratulated them to their efforts. Pascal Knecht and Lukas Hubschmid enjoyed the presentations and were very interested in the technology presented. The event certainly showed them a piece of the world they want to be part of after their university studies.

Andreas Moser and Matthias Wick spent time to introduce Cisco to them.

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Thank you for their contribution supporting Cisco Networking Academy Students on their way to a professional life in the IT sector.

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