Best young media professionals honored at WorldSkills Germany


  • German championships in media technology, graphic design, and web design held centrally for the first time in the Heidelberg Print Media Center in Wiesloch-Walldorf
  • Next WorldSkills in August 2019 in Kazan
  • Heidelberg a forerunner in the digitalization of vocational training

This year’s WorldSkills Germany competition saw a total of fifteen highly motivated and committed young media professionals taking part. For the first time, the German championships in print media technology, graphic design, and web design took place centrally from 23 to 25 October 2018 in the Print Media Center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Wiesloch-Walldorf. The gold medal in the printing technology skill went to Jessica Sturm from Druckerei Raichle in Marktoberndorf, with the silver going to Maurice Vornholt from Mohn Media in Gütersloh. In the graphic design skill, gold went to Klara Schäffer, Heilbronner Stimme, Heilbronn, silver to Tim Kreische, SE, Radebeul, and bronze to Anton Chertkov, Die Etagen GmbH, Osnabrück. In the web design skill, Dominique Oppermann, P3 Medienagentur der MMBbs, Hanover, took home gold, with Mona Lange, Beckdesign, Bochum and Antonio Groß, aquafun, Mönchengladbach taking home silver and bronze respectively.

All winners were presented with their medals and certificates by Franz Schropp, Senior Technical Delegate from WorldSkills Germany, Anette Jacob from Zentral-Fachausschuss Berufsbildung Druck und Medien (ZFA, Central Committee for Vocational Training in Print and Media), and Professor Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Management Board responsible for Life Cycle Solutions and Chief Digital Officer at Heidelberg. The medal-winning participants form the respective national team in their skill and will now receive intensive training for the international competitions from the experts. One of them will represent Germany at WorldSkills in Kazan in Russia in August 2019.

The award ceremony was incorporated into Campus Day, an event hosted by Heidelberg for vocational students. Over 130 budding young talents applauded enthusiastically and got an impression of what the competition involves. “The digital age offers great opportunities for committed and qualified young professionals and is, as it were, a prerequisite for the digital transformation of the leading industrial companies in their respective fields,” confirmed Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hermann.

Clever and creative minds are in demand

Heidelberg a forerunner in the digitalization of vocational training



Hilde Weisser
Public Relations Officer, Trade Press Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67971
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 9967971

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