On October 6, a prestigious competition for young welding professionals was held at Tallinn Lasnamäe School of Mechanics within the scope of the Noor Meister (Young Professional) competition, the key vocational education event of the year.
Almost all Estonian vocational training establishments offering welding training were represented at the competition: Tallinn Lasnamäe School of Mechanics, the Tartu Vocational Education Centre, Rakvere Vocational School, the Pärnumaa Vocational Education Centre, the Ida-Viru Vocational Education Centre and the Viljandi Vocational Education Centre.
Noor Meister is a competition of individual scores. Each educational establishment can put forward two contestants. So, this year, 12 students put their knowledge, skills and competence to test.
Kaur-Gabriel Rajasalu won the first place and the Best Young Welder title, and the second place went to Edgar Jermoshkin – these two winners are both students at Tallinn Lasnamäe School of Mechanics. The third-place winner was Sander Deket from Rakvere Vocational School.
The BLRT corporate family has been supporting the professional skills competition for some time now. Marina Mihejeva-Holdai, a corporate training manager, who was present at the competition in the capacity of a BLRT representative, believes such events are needed. This way, employers can meet high potential young professionals, who can be offered jobs later in the future, whereas students get a chance to compare their level of training with the one of the others coming from different regions of Estonia, follow the example of the best ones, and master their skills. “Highly-skilled professionals are in demand at production sites across the world. Those who tackle complex tasks, who wish and can keep up with the development of science and technology are increasingly sought after in the labour market,” pointed she.