Michael Kraml, refrigeration systems engineer for HAUSER in Linz, was awarded a Medallion of Excellence at the 6th EuroSkills event in Budapest. The seal of approval is presented to entrants who score at least 700 of 800 possible points. “We are very proud of Michael Kraml, an emerging talent in the field of refrigeration technology. I would also like to express particular thanks to our instructor Rupert Danninger, who expertly guided him though the run-up in his capacity as coach and mentor,” says Sandra Tomasevic, marketing manager at HAUSER.
In the qualifying round for EuroSkills, Michael Kraml won through against his Styrian colleague Markus Kaiser (of AMT Kältetechnik). The 23-year-old Kraml, who lives in Traberg, embarked on an apprenticeship with HAUSER after attending PTS Neufelden. Within the company he is responsible for the assembly, commissioning and maintenance of refrigeration systems. “My goals for the future are to train further and stay healthy in my job,” says Kraml.
At EuroSkills in Budapest, which took place from 25th to 29th September 2018, 500 participants from 28 European countries demonstrated their abilities in various professional disciplines. In total the 43-strong Team Austria claimed 21 medals: four gold, 14 silver and three bronze. Nine Medallions of Excellence also went to Austria, making Team Austria the overall runner-up behind Russia and the best EU nation.