DWA – Skills Competition since 2010 – How it’s started

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My boss Johannes Lohaus showed me in 2009 some fotos from his trip to the US  trade show WEFTEC. He asked me if we could do thinks like the Operator Challenge during IFAT Munich in Germany. I said yes and in 2010, 2012 and 2014 the IFAT had the show and about 32 teams from 5 countries had a lot of fun.  In 2013 we also joint the worldskills in Leipzig. Now the skills competition is in place, a working group took over and the participants are engaged in skill improvements. Skills competitions are an exellent instrument to train technicians in the water sector. Meanwhile DVGW started a new skills in water and gas supply. Some countries, we are working with, are asking for the rules of such a skill competitions. Rüdiger Heidebrecht image