“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 autobody 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.