Czech Republic has best European Skills Plus teams 2017 in IT and Electrician.
16.3.2017 Czech Republic won 2 gold medals for IT and Electrician at the first European Skills Plus competitions for people with labor disabilities, which was organized in The Netherlands. Germany won gold in Green Jobs and The Netherlands gold in Hospitality & Catering. In four European Skills Plus competitions 13 teams from six countries competed and decided who is the best European skills team 2017 in their profession.
ICT's team said: "We were pleasantly surprised by the amazing atmosphere that dominated during the entire competition. It was a life time experience for us and we hope that we will have a chance to participate in future competitions.„
The Skills Plus competitions and this special European championship for people with a labor disability was organized by Pro Work and WorldSkills Netherlands and supported by Erasmus+. The test projects were developed at the competition level of the successfully organized Skills Talents competition, the Dutch pre-vocational skills competitions. Participating teams consist of both people with physical as mental disability. Talents of different levels and types of restrictions form a team together and compete in their own professional discipline with other teams. The 13 teams who did participate came from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.
Note for editors
For more information about the European Skills Plus Competitions or interview requests please contact:
WorldSkills Netherlands: Twan Stemkens, Policy Advisor strategy and communication,
+31 651104566, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Richard Pronk, communications coordinator, +31 652333682, email@example.com
Pro Work: Theo Grefkens, Director Pro Work +31 653497522, firstname.lastname@example.org@pro-work.nl
Information about the participating national teams and organizations:
The Netherlands, Pro Work, 0031(0) 639337268, email@example.com
Bulgaria, Adam Smith College of Management-BG, Andrey Stoycheff, 00359 888 680408, firstname.lastname@example.org
Czech Republic, Euroface Consulting,Katarína Francková, 00420 732288577, email@example.com
Slovenia, LUV, Mihaela Orozel, 00386(0)41258759,firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany, SALO, Wouter Groet, 0049(0)160 97825843, email@example.com
Italy, ANFE, Elisabetta Briguglio, 0039 334 6766355, firstname.lastname@example.org