World Skills 2017 & Car-o-liner
Car-O-Liner is proud to announce its sponsorship of WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the 5th WorldSkills competition for which Car-O-Liner has been the sponsor for the Autobody Repair skill.
"Car-O-Liner continues to sponsor this event because we feel it is extremely important to emphasize vocational education for the younger generation. These young auto body repair technicians are extremely talented and have a passion for their chosen field, which is something we want to support and encourage," says Karen Eliason, Marketing Communications Manager at the Car-O-Liner headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden.
This is the fifth time Car-O-Liner has sponsored this skill competition at WorldSkills. Other venues included 2009-Calgary, Canada; 2011-London, United Kingdom; 2013-Leipzig, Germany and 2015-São Paulo, Brazil. “Each year becomes more exciting as the skill levels of the technicians continue to increase,” says Jonas Gunnarsson, VP Engineering and Product Management at Car-O-Liner. “We see a growth in the need for qualified technicians and are proud to sponsor an event which places their efforts in focus,” he adds.
Facts WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
This is the first time the competition is to be held in a Middle Eastern country. Young talent, over 1300 strong, from more than 76 countries/regions will display their outstanding ability across the 51 skills categories from autobody repair and floral arranging to robotics and landscape gardening, as they compete for the coveted title of “WorldSkills Champion”.
The competition is being organized by the Emirates Skills organisation. EmiratesSkills is a program under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training-ACTVET. EmiratesSkills' activities are focused on raising the awareness of career-based technical and vocational education among young Emiratis by organizing competitions, events, training programs and technical career activities.