Meet Marco, a Mechatronics Technician from Italy, taking part at CERN!

I suggest everyone to give yourself a chance, believe in you. You'll never know if you never try.

1. Hi! Please tell us a little about yourself, and what brought you to CERN?

Hi everyone. My name is Marco Scocco, I'm a 28 year-old technician taking part at CERN in the Technician Training Experience Programme (TTE), from Italy. I am interested in mechanics, mechatronics, and technology, and I am always eager to learn and further develop my skills. Furthermore, I worked in Italy and Malta before joining CERN and have done a lot of volunteering work in Italy, which helped me to grow up a lot - I think helping other people helps yourself to be positive and gives you another perspective in life.

I love travelling, knowing new cultures, meeting new people, doing sports, playing drums etc. Since I was a child, I considered CERN like a peak to reach/a mountain to climb or the moon for an astronaut. With my curiosity, my knowledge and thanks to the support of my family, friends and coaches throughout my life, I am now at CERN! I don't want to stop, I want to "push my life to the limit", using a racing metaphor.