CAR-O-LINER NOW A WORLDSKILLS GLOBAL PARTNER
It is with great excitement that we announce that Car-O-Liner has become the latest company to join WorldSkills as a Global Partner.
After providing equipment and manpower to WorldSkills Competitions in the Autobody Repair Skill since 2009, Car-O-Liner now joins 20 other WorldSkills Global Partners and 80 countries who are part of the WorldSkills movement which helps young people change their lives through skills and training.
Reflecting on the past 10 years, it is fair to state that globally we’ve been impressed by what we’ve seen in the skills competitions which bring together young professionals from all over the world. These young people show great dignity as they seek excellence and that’s something we want to encourage and support, becoming a Global Partner was the next step to develop this relationship.
Alexander Amiri, Director Sponsorship and Partnership of WorldSkills International and an enthusiastic promoter of the spirit of WorldSkills, whom some of you have met, commented “Car-O-Liner supports young people in developing the skills needed to respond to rapidly changing industry,” He adds, “Like WorldSkills, Car-O-Liner values excellence in skills development and training.”
The partnership was finalized a few days ago just ahead of the WorldSkills General Assembly and Conference that took place in Amsterdam last week. This gave us the opportunity to present Car-O-Liner to the full audience, and while many of the delegates knew who we were from previous events, our commitment and continued support were very well received.
As a global leading knowledge and equipment provider for Automotive collision assessment and repair, we are already heavily involved in skills education, training thousands of young people in industry-critical tasks such as accurately measuring vehicle damages to repairing cars according to the highest standards defined by the manufacturers.
As we experience every day, car repair is an increasingly highly skilled profession. We still need hammers and panel beaters, yet our young professionals now additionally need IT skills as modern cars are so sophisticated. They are no longer metal-built machines but increasingly turn into what are basically computers on wheels.
We will now be in a position to communicate much more intensively about our partnership with WorldSkills, use their communication material throughout the year and generate additional interest. Please note that while our agreement covers WorldSkills International, we are not obliged to participate in every local/national/regional competition taking place during the year. We'll use this as an asset and engage our audience where appropriate.
We see this as an investment in our brand and in immediate and future business creation as we are now the recognized standard in the Autobody Repair Skill on an international basis.
We are excited by WorldSkills. As Global Partner we want to engage in more national competitions and help boost visibility and take part in new projects.
WorldSkills is building a Skills Museum in Shanghai as a first permanent “Home” that will be accessible to the General Public. While the concept has to be finalized, it will be a combination of a traditional museum with exhibits from the 68 years of WorldSkills history and an interactive component where young people will engage in educational endeavors.
The next WorldSkills global competitions will take place in Kazan (Russia, 22-27 August 2019) and Shanghai (PRC, 22-27 September 2021).
World Skills Kazan 2019
Kazan was granted the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition after winning a vote by the WorldSkills General Assembly in São Paulo, Brazil on 10 August 2015. Also, bidding for the right to hold Competition were Paris, France and Charleroi, Belgium.
The Competition will take place in Kazan on 22 - 27 August 2019. The 45th WorldSkills Competition will bring together more than 1,600 young professionals representing more than 60 countries who will compete in over 56 skills. The event will be held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre where more than 1,500 Experts will evaluate the Competitors’ work.
The 45th WorldSkills Competition will take place in Kazan at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre. The venue is constructed especially for WorldSkills Kazan 2019. The exhibition centre is on a plot of 74,8 hectares near the Kazan International Airport.
One School – One Country
One School – One Country is a project implemented by WorldSkills since 2007 as part of hosting the WorldSkills Competition. The goal of this project is to encourage cultural exchange between countries and raise the profile of skills and skilled careers to youth.
Students of schools, general education institutions, and professional education organizations of the Kazan, Laishevsky, and Zelenodolsky Districts of the Republic of Tatarstan aged from 11 to 15 years, and representatives of national teams of WorldSkills Member countries and regions are involved in the project.
On 22 August 2019, the day of the WorldSkills Competition Opening Ceremony, the national teams of WorldSkills will present their national cultures, get acquainted with traditions and culture of Russia, and experience interactive workshops for students of educational institutions.
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Founded in 1950, WorldSkills is a global organization that promotes vocational, technological and service oriented education and training. We promote skilled careers in 75 Member countries and regions, all working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future. WorldSkills brings youth, industries, and educators together to give youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills is making a direct impact on raising the level of skills throughout the world.