Congratulations on a record result!

With a total of 14 medals, the Swiss national team achieved the best result in EuroSkills history.

The Swiss European champions: Yunus Ruff, Silvan Wiedmer, Simon Koch, Michael Schranz, Sandro Weber, Damian Schmid and Leandra Schweizer (photo: SwissSkills/Michael Zanghellini)

The Swiss national team once again made a big splash at EuroSkills 2021. The 17 young professionals who competed in Graz will return to Switzerland with 14 medals and six Euro championship titles. This stellar result far exceeds the team’s previous record from 2012, when they won 8 medals.

The long wait paid off

The 7th edition of EuroSkills was originally scheduled to take place in September 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the team and supporting staff were unfazed by the circumstances. Thanks to their meticulous preparation and focus during the championships, the team achieved an outstanding result.

The six European champions

  • Leandra Schweizer (meat specialist, Rafz/Zurich)
  • Sandro Weber (agricultural machinery mechanic, Zuzwil/St. Gallen)
  • Simon Koch (electrician, Boswil/Aargau)
  • Michael Schranz (operational electrician, Adelboden/Bern)
  • Damian Schmid (mechatronics technician specializing in commercial vehicles, Nesslau/St. Gallen), Yunus Ruff and Silvan Wiedmer (automation technicians from Winterthur/Zurich, winners of the contest, “Industry 4.0”)

The 7th European Championship saw a record number of participants

EuroSkills 2021 took place in Graz from 22 to 26 September and was the 7th edition of the European professional championships in this format. No fewer than 400 professionals from 19 countries competed.

Proud partner of the SwissSkills Team

As the exclusive presenting partner of the SwissSkills team, we are immensely proud of all those who participated. We support the members of the Swiss national team in the run up to international championships such as EuroSkills and WorldSkills to ensure they can continue to showcase the competitive ability of the Swiss vocational education system in future – both at home and abroad.