Nikolay Yakubchik from the Tarkett-Academy in Moscow has set up big aims. He wants to promote the parquet- and floor-layer education in Russia. His first step was to bring two particpants from Russia to the European contest of EUFA in Minsk, in June.
He wants to send a representative to the EUROSKILLS in Budapest in September, to make the occupation more known among young people.
As preparation for the contest and for education, he invited Heinz Brehm and Josef Heller as representatives of EUFA, to train with young parquet-layers.
Both of them had four days of time in the end of August to execute a program. For them it was very important to let the interested parties work independently. Great value was on planning the work and if nedded to produce the parts as serial cut.
The room in the academy was very well prepared and equipped with sufficient machines. The thirst for knowledge and the eagerness of the participants was a pleasure.
Structured on simple designs, the parquet-layers could occupy themselves with safety- and work-techniques at circular saws and grooving tools. They experienced the advantages concerning accuracy and time gain of serial cuts.
Occasionally the experiences of the Russian trainers and the EUFA representatives had to be matched. It was astonishing which great work for the education in Tarkett-Academies in Moscow, Nowosibirsk, Otradny near Samara and Jekatarinenburg has been provided.
First aim was to learn and practice fundamental works on different parquet designs. Breaks have also been used to learn, how with simple techniques and tools special designs can be created – Producing lozenge patterns, sawing star parts and wedges, fitting from cores or corner cubes with diagonal fiber orientation.
It was definitely astonishing to see, the eagerness of trainers and participants during work. Aim of the day was not to call it a day at a defined time but to finish work.
It remains Heinz Brehm and Josef Heller to hope, that the responsible and purposeful work from Nikolay Yakubchik and his trainers further bear fruits.