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EuroSkills 2012: Team Austria wins 22 medals

11 October 2012

The Austrian team celebrates its greatest ever success at the European skills competition, held this year from 4th to 16th October in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

Austria’s talented young specialists got to show off their skills for the third time at EuroSkills, the European skills competition held once every two years. Following on from Team Austria’s great success in 2010 (20 medals; 2nd place in the national rankings), they even managed to trump this performance in 2012. A total of 22 medals (14 x gold, 6 x silver, 2 x bronze) und 2 medals for excellence marked the Austrian team’s best ever results at EuroSkills.

The exceptional achievement of the Austrian EuroSkills team – made up of 37 skilled young people from 28 occupations – shows that the skilled workers that Austria so urgently needs for the future are receiving excellent education and training in Austrian companies and vocational colleges.

Since EuroSkills’ launch in 2008, Austria has won a total of 57 medals, including 34 gold. The next EuroSkills competition will take place in Lille (France) in 2014, although first there is the global skills contest WorldSkills to look forward to in Leipzig (Germany) in 2013.