Croatian World Skills 2021 with Over 300 Students was successful Even Without an Audience

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At the competition held at the Zagreb Fair, organized by the Agency for Vocational Education and Training, secondary school students competed in as many as 43 disciplines. Students from Zagreb, Požega and Šibenik proved to be the best in auto-mechatronics

The best of the best – this describes the World Skills 2021 competition the best, where more than 300 vocational secondary school students from Croatia tested their knowledge in 43 disciplines from 11 to 13 May.

The Tokić company, the gold sponsor and a member of the judging committee, was co-organizer of the auto-mechatronics competition, and observed students who participated in this part of the competition through four modules – Assembly and Disassembly of the Camshaft, Replacement of Front Brake Disc and Pads, and CAN-BUS Signal Analysis.

The winner in this category was Marko Medven from the Electrical Engineering Vocational Secondary School in Zagreb, winning 95 out of a possible 100 points. Marko Sigurnjak from the Technical Secondary School in Požega came second, winning 92 points, while the third place went to a competitor from the Industrial and Crafts Secondary School in Šibenik, Josip Baljak, who won 92 points.

“The best of the best came to take part in the competition. The young experts have demonstrated a will and desire, which makes it easily evident that this is the job they want to do in life. They are committed and there is no doubt that they all have a golden future ahead of them. Only nuances decided who was the best, and it was fantastic to witness their positive spirit of mechanical engineering, when they met without jealousy and exchanged experiences” – concluded Zlatan Damjanović, technical coach of the Tokić Education Center (TEC) and judge at World Skills 2021.

In addition to Damjanović, the competition’s judging committee consisted of Slavko Petrinec, car mechanic and member of the examination commissions for the master craftsman’s exams, Tomislav Antolović – Secondary School of Electrical Engineering, Anto Jurić – Secondary School of Industry and Crafts in Slavonski Brod and Josip Kršan – Isidor Kršnjavi Secondary School in Našice.
“The cooperation between Tokić and the Agency is a prime example of combining education and the economy at the highest level,” said Mile Živičić, Director of the Agency for Vocational Education and Training, who welcomed the delegation of Tokić’s management, led by Ivan Šantorić, on the first day of the competition.

Hrvoje Ivančević, Head of TEC, emphasized the significance of this type of competition and said that “the spirit and meaning of World Skills were in no way diminished by the fact that no spectators were allowed. Knowledge was celebrated, the best won, and the event itself presented an opportunity to consolidate education and the economy at the highest levels. And that’s the point, because that’s how everyone together, and certainly we at Tokić and TEC, create a platform that encourages practical training throughout the year and throughout the entire education period.”

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