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ACHIEVEMENT: National Skills Contest Winners Announced By Toyota

35 finalists vied for the championship title yesterday as they showcased their skills and talents at the 2017 Asco Motors National Skills Contest. Six contestants from Fiji and four contestants
26 Nov 2017 10:38
ACHIEVEMENT: National Skills Contest Winners  Announced By Toyota
Asco Motors chief executive officer Craig Sims (centre) with the winners of the 2017 Asco Motors National Skills Contest on November 25, 2017. Photo: Monica Aguilar

35 finalists vied for the championship title yesterday as they showcased their skills and talents at the 2017 Asco Motors National Skills Contest.

Six contestants from Fiji and four contestants from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, American Samoa and Tonga walked away with a trophy each.

According to Asco Motors human resources and learning and development manager Avnit Sundar, the national champions will get to compete at the Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd  Group Contest in Papua New Guinea next year.

Afterwards, the winners will get a chance to visit Japan in October.

Out of the 35 finalists, seven of the contestants were from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, American Samoa and Tonga while 28 were from our country.

The contestants from Fiji participated in six different categories, namely the sales, parts advisory, service advisory, technical advisory, body and paint category.

The other seven contestants only participated in the sales, parts advisory, service advisory and technical category.

Mohammed Razeel from the Asco Motors Labasa Office scooped the Technician category.

Yesterday marked the 28th year for the annual competition.

Chief executive officer Craig Sims said being technically competent is the main part of customer service.

“We run this to award our people who do a good job by studying and learning.

“We also use it as a good feedback system because we can identify some of the things that we can improve on and then we reassess afterwards,”he said.

There were eight judges from the Fiji National University and internal managers and training staff who assessed the contestants.



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