Rafael Cadares did not choose the direct path of becoming an engineer. After comrades on duty, Espalionnais finished his studies with an MBA in Australia where he is now a partner in the Strategic Communications Group. Perfect trip.
“Go learn to trade instead!” This is the advice his father gave Rafael Cadares. “I, I wanted to go into the army but he was against it,” explains the latter. So after graduating from the college at Espalion, I entered the duty comrades, at Colomiere, near Toulouse to prepare a BEP, then a blacksmith’s hat, art ironwork and metalwork alternately at Sahuet in Espalion”. Two practical diplomas were obtained: “I have the best grades in all of France, and all disciplines combined.”
The best trainee in France
The impressive results were confirmed, two years later, by the gold medal in the competition for the best cadet in France. “It’s the military side that I loved in Fellowships, it’s a bit stern and above all very supportive. At the time, I really needed strict supervision. A kick in the ass!” Rafael Cadarz, who was then sent near León, admits. “But I didn’t find the quality of Colomiers’ work.”
Back to Aveyron, then, to the student entering the first boilermaking major, at La Decouvert High School in Decazville. But, very quickly, his teachers recognize his very good level – “Cadars in the Professional Baccalaureate have nothing to do with it” – and direct him towards the STEM sector. Wise choice Since 2002, the high school student received his baccalaureate with honors. He was even awarded the National Order of Merit for his exemplary career. On his way, he went on to study mathematics at Cabanis High School in Brive-la-Gaillarde – “it was very difficult but I had a good time” – before attending the École supérieure de caste et forge (ESFF) in Paris, and Sup Méca in Saint-Ouen. A double course of excellence for those starting with CAP. “In the third year of the Faculty of Engineering, I received a metallurgy award that allowed me to win a scholarship to prepare MBA [Master of Business Administration] In Australia.” Two years, the association of founders of France pays all expenses.
Engineer and newly married in Melbourne
“I arrived in Melbourne in 2006. Besides my studies, I did odd jobs as a welder and gave French lessons for eighteen months at Alliance Française. The accountant told me her husband was looking for an engineer to work on electronic systems for the trams,” says Rafael Kadars. in the city”.
Aveyronnais was contracted in 2008 by Yarra Trams and operates in particular trams from Mulhouse to Victoria and from Madrid to Adelaide.
“Mid-2010, I took a six-month hiatus to build my house with my wife, Zoina, whom I married in 2009.” A home where the couple enjoys welcoming their three children: Opora, Oronno, and Omrita, ages 11, 9, and 5, respectively.
At the end of this break, Alan Burns contacted the engineer. “He was Bombardier’s Director of Service and Sales. He took me under his leadership. And we collaborated in 2015 under the Strategic Communications group.” Company, which today employs twenty-two people, specializes in the railway and defense sector.
Rafael Kadarez has not forgotten his first passion. “I work from time to time for Shawn McIntyre, an American based in Melbourne who was voted the best cutter in the United States.” and maintains a strong association with Aveyron. His parents just spent three months in Australia. And when they’re not making the trip, the Espalion is flown to Melbourne, via parcels of Aveyron goodies. And subscribe to the El Sabalion newsletter.
“Travel aficionado. Incurable bacon specialist. Tv evangelist. Wannabe internet enthusiast. Typical creator.”