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26-10-20
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WorldSkills Germany: Competition of the best up-and-coming young professionals in graphic design and printing technology

At the German championships held from October 19 to 22, 2020, in the Print Media Center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Wiesloch-Walldorf, twelve skilled workers demonstrated their high level of knowledge. Six media designers and six print media technologists took on the challenging competition tasks.

Luisa Kewitz, who completed her vocational training at bfw tailormade communication GmbH in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, ultimately secured the gold medal in the graphic design discipline. Hendrik den Ouden, who works at Heidelberg in Wiesloch-Walldorf, was the winner in the printing technology discipline.

“Today we’re selecting the best up-and-coming young professionals for the international WorldSkills,” emphasized Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, at the award ceremony for the German championships. “Talent management and the promotion of up-and-coming young professionals pay off. This is also what drives us at Heidelberg. Which is why we support this and other competitions like “Jugend Forscht” or the “Wissensfabrik”. Any why we are growing our vocational training numbers – bucking the current trend in the economy. We invest in the competencies of our talents. Because they are vital to the pace of transformation and our industry’s long-term success. They are the present and the future. They show that achievement, curiosity, and a hunger for knowledge pay off.”

Hubert Romer, Secretary of WorldSkills Germany, was also impressed by the outstanding performances on show from the competitors: “The times we are living in are not the easiest of backdrops against which to demonstrate top performance. But our finalists in the German championships did not let this stop them, and showed incredible strength of nerve. They have proven that they are among the best in Germany, and the world.”