The biennial EuroSkills Competition is the biggest vocational education and skills event in Europe. GROHE is a premium sponsor and supported the competition by providing Plumbing and Heating products for installation.

This year, AmberExpo and Polsat Plus Arena in Gdańsk, Poland, have been filled with incredible talent, cheering crowds and excitement as the event took place from September 5th to 9th.

“For us as one of the industry leaders, it is a matter of course to encourage young plumbing professionals. We need to equip trainees with the right skills and at the same time get more people excited about this profession. That’s why our partnership with WorldSkills Europe is so valuable. We share the same goal: to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people,” said Timo Kurz, Leader GIVE Program and WorldSkills, LIXIL EMENA. 

Putting the installer profession in the spotlight is an important task, as the sanitary industry faces challenges in attracting young talent to open positions worldwide. GROHE’s partnership with WorldSkills Europe and WorldSkills International is just one building block in GROHE’s strategy to address this shortage. The brand’s GIVE Program supports plumbing schools in creating a uniform approach, with modern equipment, training materials, and written and practical examinations that set new industry standards. GROHE is already cooperating with more than 65 schools in the EMENA region, aiming to reach up to 5,000 students annually.