Nearly 115,000 tickets sold, around 130 occupations and over 900 competitors in 75 professional championships: “SwissSkills 2018 in Bern was a huge success,” says Reto Wyss, president of the SwissSkills Foundation. The high level of commitment shown by all those involved was a real boon: “Not only for the dual vocational training system but also for society as a whole and for the Swiss economy.”
From cook to electrician
For five days, the best young Swiss professionals from trade, industry and the service sector measured their skills against the others, vying for the title of Swiss champion: from painters to agricultural machinery mechanics, from florists to masons, from cooks to electricians, from nurses to carpenters. “We are overwhelmed by the many enthusiastic reactions,” says Claude Thomann, president of the SwissSkills organising committee.