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The WorldSkills participants will be in safe hands this June, as BASF have continued their partnership with the Competition for a third year.

The WorldSkills participants will be in safe hands this September, as BASF have continued their partnership with the Competition for a third year.

BASF will be the exclusive sponsor for the Car Painting category. They will also be the global silver partner of the WorldSkills Competition with its premium refinish paint brand Glasurit.

From September 10–15, over 1,500 participants from more than 65 countries will compete in 62 skill competitions at WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

The local lead-up of the world-wide event gets underway this week including events at Kangan TAFE in Melbourne where some of the best young painters and body technicians will be battling it out, with the help of BASF, to make the grade for a berth at the global competition.

The WorldSkills organisation helps to promote worldwide vocational education and training, whilst showcasing current and future employment needs.

For the car painting skills category in Lyon, 24 countries are registered to compete with the best talents for the WorldSkills Competition 2024.

BASF will support the competition, providing its most advanced waterborne paint system Glasurit 100 Line. The paint system is backed with outstanding proven benchmark results as the world’s leading waterborne refinish paint system, for outstanding performance in process time, consumption, and sustainability.

Senior Vice President, Global BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions at BASF, Chris Titmarsh, outlines the importance of the partnership.

“At BASF, we wholeheartedly support the WorldSkills promise, ‘Where is a skill, there is a way!’, and we are very excited to support the most important international skills competition in 2024 in Car Painting skills yet again,” Titmarsh says.

“We want to empower our next generation of young painters and continue to inspire and motivate them to build a career in the spray-painting profession.”

“That’s why this year, we have stepped up our promise with our most advanced Glasurit 100 Line and AraClass solutions, which will raise the overall bar for training and development as it leads the industry in process time, consumption, and sustainability and will provide an outstanding experience for our young talents.”

With its Glasurit brand, BASF offers the latest in training for products, processes, and color with Know-how via its digital platform Refinity.         

All finalists and WorldSkills experts will be given the opportunity to be trained by Glasurit’s experts via a series of webinars, online training courses and select exclusive training courses at the worldclass Refinish Competence Centers running up to the WorldSkills Competition.

CEO WorldSkills International, David Hoey emphasises the relationship between young talent, BASF and sustainable solutions.

“By supporting WorldSkills Lyon 2024, BASF again demonstrates the strongest commitment to promoting sustainable solutions and practices for future generations of skilled talent and education systems,” Hoey says.

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