HUNGARY: Emanuel Budeanu of Spain won the Gold Medal in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at last week’s EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest.
Budeanu, who studies at the IES Virgen del Pilar in Zaragoza, won the Spanish national championship last year, also receiving the medal of excellence in the WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi.
EuroSkills is the European Championship of young professionals, a promotion of skills and latest skills developments around Europe. The competition is held every two years in one of the WorldSkills Europe member states. There were 28 participating countries this year with 600 competitors participating in 37 skills. The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning category was sponsored by refrigerant supplier Climalife.
The EuroSkills Silver Medal went to Germany’s Dominik Daferner, a student at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in North Rhine-Westphalia. Bronze was won by Francisco Campos of Portugal, a second-year student at CENFIM in Oporto.
Michael Kraml of Austria, who works for Hauser GmbH in Linz, won the Medallion for Excellence.