Marco Quené, a CNC machinist trainee at voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten, did a fantastic job. At the Euroskills 2016 competition, the Bunschoten trainee (who has since completed his training) achieved an outstanding fifth place.
The European skills competition for young skilled workers took place December 1 to December 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. During this time, 500 participants from 28 countries competed for the title in 35 disciplines.
21-year-old Marco Quené had already won the “Vakkanjers”, the Dutch competition for young skilled workers, in his discipline of CNC machining. But the competition in Gothenburg was a new challenge that he intensely prepared for months in advance—both as a programming expert and as a miller of highly complex forms. After all, on the three competition days he had to produce a range of workpieces in front of 75,000 guests. These workpieces were then carefully scrutinized and judged in terms of the result and the working method.
Marco Quené did a fantastic job in Gothenburg, scoring 517 out of a possible 600 points. This was rewarded with fifth place in his category and a “Medal of Excellence”. Management at voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten and all his colleagues are very proud of him. The result of the competition not only highlights remarkable individual achievement, it also demonstrates the tremendous importance of sound, carefully planned vocational training like the voestalpine training concept at the Bunschoten site.