Belgium in the spotlight at EuroSkills
The Belgian team was particularly successful at the European Technical and Technological Professions Championship. Six medals were won, including a gold for a duo from Liège specialising in robotic integration.
A European competition is held for young people training in technical and technological professions every two years. This seventh EuroSkills took place at the end of September in Graz, Austria, and brought together hundreds of young people under the age of 26 wanting to demonstrate their talents.
Belgium, with a delegation of 20 participants, won several medals. In cooking, Curtis Mulpas won the silver medal, as did Antoine Maréchal in automotive technology. Bronze went to the pairing of Harisson Reale and Pierre Schyns in mechatronics (a technology combining mechanics, electronics, computer science and new information and communication technologies). Kevin Deltour in welding and Laura Durieux in web technologies won a medal of excellence.
The ultimate accolade went to Louis Heyeres and Youssef Rami, two Liège residents from the HELMo St-Laurent University College who specialise in robotic integration. The test involved programming an order-preparing robot for an e-commerce platform. And the Belgian pair was able to get the upper hand compared to the European competition.
The Red Bears are now expected to take part in the next international competition, which will be WorldSkills in Shanghai in 2022!