"I hope that one day, WorldSkills will be as famous and as followed as the Olympics! Skilled people deserve it!” Victor Simon, WorldSkills Champions Trust
3 May 2016
Some people are meant to be makers; to solve problems through good design and ingenuity. For Victor Simon of the WorldSkills Champions Trust, his creativity has led him to become a maker that sees opportunity in the biggest challenges.
When Victor was young he was interested in not just playing with toys, but figuring out how they worked. Electric cars and trains peaked his curiosity as he explored how to create and build things. “When you create a machine, you are resolving a problem, solving a task, and designing a system that operates more efficiently than people,” said Victor. “Drawing a virtual concept on a computer then producing a machine that you can touch with your hands is like letting a part of you into the world.”