The “Noor Meister (Young Master) 2010” skills competition in 10 specialties took place on 2 and 3 December 2010 as part of the Information Seminar “Teeviit” (Road Sign).

Young professionals competed as mechatronics technicians, IT-specialists, tilers, painters-plasterers, electricians, tailors, bakers, confectioners and florists. Showcase specialties which could be observed by the spectators were landscape gardening and brick laying. Participants from among the best were chosen to represent Estonia next year at the worldwide skills competition WorldSkills.

The objective of the two-day competition is to offer young VET students an opportunity to compare their knowledge and skills with other students studying the same specialty and to find out the best in Estonia who could compete on the international arena. The young masters give a hands-on demonstration on what can be studied in different VET colleges all over Estonia, thus study opportunities in VET are also promoted. In parallel with the competitions, a programme is running on stage, several performers entertain the audience with music, beauty care, fashion created by VET students, etc.

The second annual competition “Young Master” was organized by the Foundation for Lifelong Learning Development Innove together with the Ministry of Education and Research and financed by the European Social Fund. Datel AS was the main sponsor among the enterprises.

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