Norway made a solid effort in the Occupational Employment Championships in Gothenburg, and was rewarded with gold and bronze medals.
The gold medal went to Ådne Jelsa in the auto-mechanic profession, who also won 8 medals for ‘excellence’ and for exceptionally high scores.
Of 450 participants, the gold medalist had the ninth highest score. The bronze medal went to Alf Sundal in the field of welding.
Norway received second best in Scandinavia, beaten only by Finland.
‘We are very pleased and satisfied with the result. Participants have worked extremely hard leading up to and during the competition, and we are very proud of them. This demonstrates that Norwegians can establish careers and that Norwegian vocational education delivers good results, and stands up well in the European picture’, said Secretary General, Elisabeth Lange, in WorldSkills Norway.
This time, the event attracted a record participation of nearly 500 visitors from Norway.
From the Gothenburg area alone, over 35,000 students went to see the event. Altogether, 75,000 people visited the contest, which ran over three days.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today