Case Study - Lukasz Nalaskowski

Lukasz decided to change direction in his career and take up a training programme in Ireland

09 April 2012

Medals for Excellence 2012 winner

Qualification: Certificate in Computer Aided Engineering Advanced Programming
Centre: FÁS Training Centre, Raheen, Ireland

Lukasz Nalaskowski, originally from Poland arrived in Ireland seven years ago with his family. After being made redundant from a security job Lukasz decided to change the direction in his career and take up a training programme at FÁS in Computer Aided Engineering Advanced Programming.

Lukasz was nominated for a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence by his FÁS Instructor Gearoid Ryan for his dedication and leadership qualities displayed during the qualification and also for achieving exceptionally high standards of work despite not being from an Engineering background and learning through a foreign language.

From a potential pool of over 1 million potential nominees Lukasz stood out to become one of 155 medal winners selected this year across 27 industry sectors worldwide.

Since completing his City & Guilds qualification Lukasz has been employed with Takumi Precision Engineering, a local CNC engineering company where he is putting his new found skills to good use manufacturing precision components for the medical device industry.


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