BLAINVILLE (Quebec), December 14, 2021: Fix Network World, the global aftermarket leader, today announced that one of its leading trainers, Amir Farrokh, has been appointed as Chairman of Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) National Technical Committee for Autobody Repair.
One of Amir’s critical tasks in the new role will be to build a robust testing framework for identifying talented autobody students and apprentice technicians in provincial skills competitions, before they go on to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. He will be actively collaborating with SCC as they determine the top skilled apprentice technicians in their provinces.
Each year, SCC holds the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) for different industries with an aim of promoting various trade and technology skills. Hundreds of apprentice technicians from Canadian auto body shops and students from aftermarket trade schools across the country participate in SCNC to take a shot at the top honours. The competitors are tested in six major categories, including replacing the quarter panel, aluminium dent repair, aluminium welding, silicon bronze welding, plastic bumper repair and measurement of the vehicle.
Amir has been associated with SCC’s collision repair division for a long time, and has been helping to improve the competition process, evaluate the qualifying systems, and recruit the judges for the competitions. The new position at SCC is a voluntary role that Amir has undertaken with the aim of sharing his passion to encourage the aftermarket trade among the next generation of youth.
“SCNC is an important opportunity for students and apprentices to showcase their superior skills in auto body repair and reflects the Canadian aftermarket industry’s pursuit of operational excellence,” Amir says. “I am keen to be an important part of this initiative and help to enrich the evaluation standards in the competitions.”
Amir is a well-known personality in the Canadian aftermarket industry, having mentored many talented young people. He currently serves as technical trainer at Fix Network’s training centre in Blainville, Quebec, where he trains technicians from Fix Network’s franchise centres to remain current with ongoing developments within the global collision repair industry.
Sylvain Seguin, Executive Vice-President (Canada) at Fix Network, said that initiatives where talent was recognized and rewarded were critical to the Canadian aftermarket’s long-term growth. In this mission, Fix Network has closely partnered with several government organizations and community groups to empower young people and promote the aftermarket business.
“With skilled technicians in high demand, we are always looking for talented people who want to shape their future in various aftermarket trades and Fix Network is recognized as a key enabler of that trend,” he added. “Amir has played a key role in this objective, and we are proud that one of our own has been chosen by SCC to drive excellence in the collision repair segment.”
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