After a long preparation phase it is finally time: For our two employees Thomas Schranz as a participant in the category Polymechanics/Automation and for Andreas Allenbach as an expert it is getting serious, because tomorrow the WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia will start. A major event, especially for 21-year-old Thomas Schranz, who had to qualify last year at the SwissSkills in Bern for the participation in the competition in Russia. He would probably not have expected his early success in professional life 5 years ago when he started his apprenticeship as a polymechanic in our company in Frutigen. Andreas Allenbach was Thomas's trainer and has been working as an expert at SwissSkills and WorldSkills since 2016. Of course, he was looking for a suitable candidate who could represent Switzerland
and found him in the person of Thomas. He motivated him to participate in the SwissSkills in autumn 2018 and offered the necessary support without building up too much pressure. He also helped to find the sponsors (see belos) who support Thomas and who provided during the preparation time for the WorldSkills as well as for the time in Russia the necessary tools, measuring equipment and trainings worth several hundred thousand francs. In the meantime, the two have grown together to form a "dream team", whereby the distribution of tasks is still clearly regulated. After all, it is clear who has to convince the competition with precision work under high time pressure.
With a big thank you to the sponsors:
|aprentas Ausbildungsverbund, Basel||Mitutoyo Schweiz AG, Urdorf|
|BIG KAISER Präzisionswerkzeuge AG, Rümlang||PB Swiss Tools, Wasen|
|Brütsch/Rüegger Werkzeuge AG, Urdorf||Pestalozzi + Co AG, Dietikon|
|Debrunner Acifer AG, St. Gallen||REGO-FIX AG, Nidau|
|DIHAWAG, Bienne||Sandvik AG, Luzern|
|EM, Bern||Seco-Tools, Nidau|
|Fehlmann AG, Seon||SFS unimarket, Heerbrugg|
|Festo AG, Lupfig||Siemens Schweiz AG|
|Fraisa SA, Bellach||Stanley Works Europe GmbH, Urdorf|
|Gressel AG, Aadorf||Swissmechanic|
|Josef Binkert AG, Wallisellen||Tesa SA, Renens|
|Lista AG, Erlen||Wenk AG, Bienne|
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