Alan Dumonceaux

Edmonton, Alberta

My Skills Background

I’m the Academic Chair for Baking and Pastry Arts, at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). I’ve been the Expert in my Skill Area for seven years. 

The Importance of Training 

Training is particularly important in the lead up to the competition. The main challenge that I see competitors facing is always a commitment to training. When I’m working with a competitor for a WorldSkills Competition, I focus on one area at a time. As an Expert, I consider a WorldSkills Competition to be a success when the competitors grow in their abilities. When I attend these competitions, I most look forward to seeing the competitors succeed. 

The Value of the Skills for Success 

I believe the most critical skills during training and at the competition are Adaptability and Problem Solving. I hope my competitor has a wonderful experience and gains a network of colleagues around the world as a result of competing at the 47th WorldSkills Competition, in Lyon. 

Why I Love Volunteering 

I volunteer as a WorldSkills Expert to support and promote skills to our youth. I find it very rewarding to see the competitors grow and develop their baking skills and techniques. 

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