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European Vocational Skills Week
News announcement8 October 2020Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Competitor in EuroSkills and WorldSkills Competition


© 2020, Sara Andersson

When I was a young girl I loved to create and decorate in my room. My favourite subjects in school was crafts and art. I loved those subjects where I could be creative, and my teachers and family said I was talented. During my last year at high school, teachers and my parents thought that ”social science programme” would be the best for me at upper secondary school. Today I am happy that I followed my heart and choosed vocational training and studied Interior design. It was three good years at the upper secondary school, and I developed alot as a person. After the exemination I studied for a two-year long Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma as a Visual Merchandiser. During my first year at the education, I got the question if I would like to compete as a Visual Merchandiser in the Swedish vocational competition. Of course I said yes. I practised alot before the competition, and ended up with a gold medal. After the national competition I competed in EuroSkills, Lille 2014 and WorldSkills Competition Sao Paulo, 2015.

The competitions compares your skill with competitors from the whole world and create lifelong memories.

I inspire young people to follow their heart.