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Christoph berner from coburg shone in the stone mason/stone sculptor apprenticeship with the best graduation in the entire area of the chamber of handicrafts of upper franconia. He was not only chamber winner, but also received the bavarian state prize for his outstanding results in the three-year apprenticeship he completed in the coburg master craftsman's workshop of siegfried speer at the back of the glockenberg.
Of the 40 trainees who graduated in august from the vocational school for stone sculptors in wunsiedel, christoph berner achieved a result of 89.5 percent, graduating with a grade of 1.5 in theory and 2.0 in practical work. "This is a result of which we in the team of employees of our company are naturally very proud", explained managing director siegfried speer. "Christoph has put a lot of ambition, skill and interest into it right from the start", reminds the master stonemason.
Of course, he likes the special skills and artistic talent of his "protege" demanded.
Such a result is remarkable, especially since the vocational school for stonemasons in wunsiedel had to meet very high standards, speer emphasized, referring to the high quality of the training.
Christoph berner, who was one of the best in his class throughout his training, had already favored the profession of stonemason/stone sculptor for himself during his school years at CO I. "My father learned at speer and probably infected me", says the successful bachelor. For him, the enormous support from the craft company was a decisive factor, the team spirit, family atmosphere and the good working climate also contributed to his motivation. A few days ago, he even took part in the bavarian state competition with his unusual journeyman's stucco, a mabwerk made of sudafrican sandstone with a wood-toothed grain, and won 4th place. Space occupied. When asked how he sees his career prospects, he emphasizes: "for the time being, I'd like to stay on at speer as a journeyman, because I can still learn a lot here and I enjoy the work."