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Tim Rhomberg wins 2018 Debrunner Acifer Trophy

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Computer scientist Tim Rhomberg (Urdorf) achieved the highest score of all 84 Swiss vocational champions in 2018 and is therefore this year’s Debrunner Acifer Trophy winner. On an information day for companies that employ apprentices held by his own employer, the City of Zurich, Rhomberg received the Swiss Champion Audi A1 to enjoy for the coming year.

With the Debrunner Acifer Trophy, Swiss Skills and gold sponsor Debrunner Acifer each year honour the Swiss apprentice who obtains the top score across all vocational championships. Taking home the trophy this year is Tim Rhomberg. The computer scientist, who is an apprentice in systems engineering at the Competence Centre for Organisation and Information Technology of the City of Zurich, scored 97.19 points in the “IT Network and Systems Administration” competition (maximum points: 100) at the SwissSkills championships.

With this superb performance, Rhomberg qualified for WorldSkills 2019, which will take place in Kazan, Russia at the end of August.

On the information day organised by the City of Zurich, Armin Lutz, head of marketing and communications at the Debrunner Koenig Group, handed Tim Rhomberg the keys to the Swiss Champion Audi A1. As the top Swiss vocational champion of 2018, Rhomberg can now call the car his own for a year.

Debrunner Acifer, gold sponsor of the SwissSkills team, recognises with the Debrunner Acifer Trophy the outstanding achievements of the young occupational talents while encouraging young people to keep striving for excellence.

In 2018, Swiss vocational championships were held for a record number of 84 apprenticeship occupations – for 76 of them at the central SwissSkills in Bern in September and for a further 8 occupations at decentralised contests organised by the professional associations.