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Axalta celebrates vehicle painting competition winners

  • Posted on Thursday 14th, June 2018.

Liquid and powder coating supplier, Axalta Coating Systems, has congratulated the participants who showed exemplary drive and determination at the vocational education competition, 2018 WorldSkills National Championship for Vehicle Painting.

The event was held  2-4 June at Skills Show Australia 2018, Ultimo TAFE in Sydney, with Kaine Corpuz from Queensland being crowned the best vehicle painter in Australia.

As Gold Partner and long-term supporter of WorldSkills Australia, Axalta said it has been fully focused on supporting each competitor’s journey to become the best vehicle refinisher in Australia. From organising regionals, providing one-on-one training on the latest refinishing techniques, Axalta has been there every step of the way, pushing competitors to their technical and professional skills limit.

In June, competitors Aidan Hasler, Lional Stapleton, Maxine Colligan, Kaine Corpuz, Luke Alexander, Amber Gabelich and Kyle Little were tasked with showcasing their mastery in refinishing, spot repairs, intricate panel design work, including colour matching accuracy.

“For more than 10 years Axalta has strived to mentor and nurture all up and coming talent with product training, providing exposure to the latest work practices and techniques, problem solving, development of teamwork and leadership skills,” said Axalta National Training Manager, Paul Polverino.

“To see these extraordinary young men and women excel under such challenging circumstances, whilst producing outstanding levels of craftsmanship, was an absolute delight to watch.

“Axalta’s passion for our industry and desire to secure its future through young professionals is what drives us at Axalta.

“We are very proud to support these exceptional young Australians and provide them with new opportunities for growth. We especially would like to wish Kaine Corpuz, whose goal is to represent Australia in 2019 at the 45th WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan, Russia, the best of luck.”

Social enterprise, WorldSkills Australia, believes that skills drive the future go Australia’s prosperity. Since 1981, it has been a prominent voice for skills excellence in vocational, technological and service oriented careers in Australia, raising the awareness for skills training systems.

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