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Asco Motors competition promotes skills growth

By ELLEN STOLZ Twenty-two finalists from various Asco Motors branches in Labasa, Lautoka, Suva and Ba were present in Suva to compete in the Toyota National Skills Contest. This competition
07 Oct 2012 09:52

By ELLEN STOLZ

Twenty-two finalists from various Asco Motors branches in Labasa, Lautoka, Suva and Ba were present in Suva to compete in the Toyota National Skills Contest.
This competition was carried out in conjunction with a global Toyota initiative and Asco Motors, being the Toyota distributer here in Fiji, yesterday hosted the competition at their Nabua branch.
Asco Motors human resource fiji and regional development manager, Ranju Kumar, said the annual initiative was carried out in order to maintain high standards of service deliveries for the technical arm of the business.
“The national skills contest is an annual event that is looked forward to in the Asco Motors calendar and this year marks 21 years of the event,” Ms Kumar said.
“My team is very passionate about the contest and we have prepared well for it.
Winners of the competition not only get some monetary prize money but they also get a chance to travel overseas to gain international experience as well.
“Toyota Tsusho South Pacific (TTSPH) is staged in Brisbane or in Sydney and if they win at the competition then they get to attend the Assembly of Champions which is held in Japan,” she said.
TTSPH based in Brisbane, manages and supports seven directly owned associated Toyota distributors in the South Pacific like Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
Ms Kumar said she was fortunate last year to accompany the winner from the competition in Fiji to Brisbane.
“Last year our Fiji winner actually won the competition in Brisbane and so we both travelled to Japan to attend the Assembly of Champions,” she said.
And Ms Kumar said winning these competitions was not a new thing for Fiji and that she hopes this year would be a great one as well.
“Fiji has won the competition many times over the years and this just goes to show the caliber of technicians we have here in Fiji and their capability,” she said.




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