Worth to follow

A Hungarian student won silver medal at world competition

Bodzás Szabolcs | 2022-11-08
Huge Hungarian success: in the web development competition, Botond Sisák won the silver medal at the World Skills Competition.

The WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition event was held in Goyang, South Korea, between 13 and 16 October 2022.

The participation of Hungarian competitors in the WorldSkills and EuroSkills international professional competitions is organised and coordinated by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with sponsors, to ensure the preparation of the competitors for successful participation.

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Road to success

Botond Sisák was coached by his father, Zoltán Sisák. The father represents Hungary in the web development competition at WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions and was also present as an expert at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition in Goyang. There, his son Botond won a silver medal as a competitor.

Botond was previously a student of physics at the Berzsenyi Dániel High School in District 13, where he represented Hungary in the European Space Agency (ESA) CanSat competition in 2020 together with three other students. He is currently a third-year student of computer engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Botond spent two years preparing for the world competition with the support of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Skills IT Consortium, but he has been following the WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions for years through his father’s expertise. He has been involved in helping to organise the national selection rounds for the national Skills IT competitions.

The venue was changed

The World Skills Competition was originally scheduled to be held in Shanghai in October 2022, but due to the pandemic situation in China, it will instead be held in 26 cities in 15 countries, with 62 events. Between 7 September and 26 November, 1015 competitors from 57 countries will compete.

Other winners

Hungary will be represented by 27 young professionals from 10 different countries in 23 events. In the past few days, the young Hungarian talents have also brought home six more medals of excellence: also in Goyang, Bence Lakos, a software developer, and Zoltán Bóné Áron, an IT system operator, competed with outstanding results.

The team of Krisztofer Ferenczi and Márton Kovács demonstrated their skills in mechatronics in Stuttgart, Germany. In Aarau, Switzerland, graphic designer Dorka Csenge Uszkó, and in Basel, Switzerland, carpenter Dániel Nagy and cabinetmaker Dániel Sajtos excelled.