Glasurit, BASF’s premium paint brand, has renewed a global industry partnership with WorldSkills International for two more years to continue supporting young spray painters in the industry. The sponsorship will include support for the WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 competition.
“We are very happy to partner with WorldSkills once again following the successful use of our Glasurit brand of refinish coatings at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 to focus on sustainability, digitalisation and diversity for the next generation of spray painters,” said Fabien Boschetti, Director, Global Marketing Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions, BASF. “The event brings together young people, industry, government, education, and institutions, to promote the benefits of our industry and drives the passion for skilled car painters to enter the field.”
Glasurit says it looks forward to supporting the upcoming competition under the motto “New Youth, New Skills, New Dream” as China prepares for WorldSkills Shanghai 2021. The company is also supporting the first WorldSkills Museum which will exhibit the history of skills.
The WorldSkills Museum, located on the bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, is being touted as the first globally devoted to vocational skills. It is a collaboration between WorldSkills International and WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 with participation from global partners.
BASF says it has been a leading educator of spray painters as part of its global ‘STAMPP’ (STimulate and revAMp the Paint Profession) programme. It includes one year of internationally standardised training and further body shop internship opportunities for new automotive refinishing technicians.
Glasurit says all the young painters at the WorldSkills Competition use refinishing products and colour-matching tools exclusively from its company. It also says it successfully trained 30 WorldSkills experts from 30 countries in the use of Glasurit products and processes for the last WorldSkills Competition in Kazan using the Glasurit Know-how online training platform and other digital tools.
Glasurit says it aims to teach all its participants awareness about working sustainably by using the right products, reducing waste and reusing materials throughout their profession.