WorldSkills has announced the results of the Car Painting category at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, which was held at College 360, the largest general and vocational educational institution in Silkeborg, Denmark.
Thirteen of the world’s best painters completed specific tasks while competing during four intensive days.
“We were very proud to have the most skilled young car painters in the world here with us in Silkeborg and having witnessed their spirit and sheer determination has set an example for us all,” said Simon Neergaard-Holm, CEO, WorldSkills Denmark. “For all our finalists, and especially the winners, WorldSkills Denmark celebrates their achievements and enthusiasm representing an outstanding generation of young painters for the industry.”
A set of tailored webinars were made available to all painters and country experts at the competition using refinish products, processes, and colour retrieval solutions from Glasurit, BASF’s premium refinish brand. The finalists were trained in a hybrid format using Glasurit trainers, with all product and process information available on Glasurit Know-how, an extensive refinish information platform which offers e-books and video training.
“Glasurit, as the official Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills, is proud to again be part of the WorldSkills Special Edition in Denmark where we wholeheartedly support passionate young talents to realise their professional ambitions,” said Roar Solberg, Vice President BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Our training programmes ensure young painters can deliver outstanding results in the most sustainable way. The industry is working toward reducing emissions, protecting the environment, using fewer resources, and managing waste.
“We witnessed how mindful and skilled these young painters were, especially when considering the outstanding quality they produced while finding efficiencies for materials, water, and energy savings in the painting process. At Glasurit, we call that eco-effectiveness,” said Solberg.
In March 2022, BASF signed a multi-year global industry partnership as the exclusive sponsor of the Car Painting category of WorldSkills International, including sponsorship rights to the next WorldSkills event to be held in Lyon, France, in 2024.
Car Painting Skills Champions:
- Gold Medallists (tied for first place): Victor Berthelier of France and Jongyun Kim of South Korea
- Bronze Medallist: Craig Kennedy, United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence Awards were presented for outstanding scores in individual tasks to:
- Johannes Brandl, Germany
- Dorien Lozeau, Canada
- Isabella Turrise, Australia
Sustainable Practice Awards highlighted eco-effectiveness, awarded to:
- First Place – Dorien Lozeau, Canada
- Second Place – Craig Kennedy, United Kingdom
- Third Place – Hazza Almansouri, United Arab Emirates