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EuroSkills 2018: Team Austria wins 21 medals in Budapest

October 3, 2018

With an impressive 21 medals, the Austrian team reached second place at Europe's vocational skills competition in Budapest, Hungary - behind Russia and ahead of France, Hungary and Germany.

Around 500 talented youngsters from 28 European countries showed off their skills at the EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest from 25th to 29th September. The Austrians put in a convincing performance yet again in 2018, with Team Austria taking 21 medals (4x Gold, 14x Silver, 3x Bronze) and 9 diplomas of excellence. This gave Austria second place in the country rankings, behind Russia.

The exceptional achievement of the Austrian EuroSkills team – consisting of 43 young specialists from 36 vocations – shows that the skilled workers which Austria needs so urgently for the future are receiving excellent education and training in Austrian companies and vocational schools.

Since the European skills championship was founded in 2008, Austria has won a total of 111 medals, 52 of which were Gold. The next EuroSkills will be held in 2020 in Graz (Austria). Before that, competitors can look forward to the World skills championship, WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan (Russia).