Daniela Ziller, Martina Wick and Yannick Flepp are three of the successful participants at SwissSkills and WorldSkills.
Daniela Ziller - WorldSkill 2019 silver medallist
Daniela has been studying conservation and restoration at the University of the Arts, Bern (HKB) since September 2021. Towards the end of 2021, she took over as expert and coach for international skills championships, in the Painting and Decorating categories, and has been coaching future Swiss skills champions ever since.
Martina Wick – Restaurant Service 2019 double world champion
Martina founded the company ‘Breitmaul GmbH’ together with three business partners, teaches professionals who are training in the restaurant industry and is a vocational trainer at Hotel Hof Weissbad AG. She is a trained chef and catering professional.
Yannick Flepp - 3rd place at WorldSkills 2022
Yannick studies electrical engineering at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil since 2021. He is a qualified electrician, specialising in project planning and execution.
The shortage of skilled workers is one of the main problems facing Swiss companies, as surveys conducted at SEF repeatedly make clear. At SEF.2023, three young professionals appeared who had won in their disciplines at SwissSkills and even taken the top places at WorldSkills. They are therefore among the best in their field worldwide and can be role models for other young people.
With their competition successes, they were able to prove that an apprenticeship offers an ideal basis for a career, said Yannick Flepp, a trained electrician and now an electrical engineering student, in an interview with Urs Gredig. Passion for the profession is central for all three. "It was nice for me to show at the WorldSkills that I am not only good at what I do, but that I also enjoy doing it," said Daniela Ziller, a trained chef who is now studying conservation and restoration at the BUA. As a representative of Generation Z, Martina Wick, a trained cook and restoration specialist, would like to see young people who want to achieve something supported and encouraged. "It is important that everyone finds the right career path for themselves," says the co-founder of Breitmaul GmbH.