Practiced Perfection: Dorien Lozeau returns from German car painting training challenge

Neuss, Germany – Former Bodyworx Professional cover star, and rising star in his own right, Dorien Lozeau recently returned from a WorldSkills training session in Neuss, Germany ahead of this fall’s WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition. This four-day car painting challenge, supported in part by 3M and Festool, took place between Sept. 5 to Sept. […]

Chatting with a Champ: Gold medal auto body student Abigail King sits down with CRM

Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s roster for the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is growing by the day, and Collision Repair has been catching up with the young tradespeople set to represent the industry on the world stage within the next few months. This time, we spoke with Abigail King, 20, an auto body repair […]

Refinishing First: One-on-one with SkillsCanada gold medalist painter Dorien Lozeau

Toronto, Ontario — As the organization finalizes its roster for the international competition, results from this year’s Skills Canada 2022 National Competition have begun rolling in, forming the team that will represent the Canadian collision industry on the WorldSkills stage. Collision Repair managed to get a hold of two-time gold medal-winning automotive refinisher—former Bodyworx Professional […]

Going for the Gold: SkillsCanada announces national competition winners

Ottawa, Ontario — The champions of the Skills Canada Virtual National Competition were announced during Skills/Compétences Canada’s (SCC) closing ceremony last week.  The competition was held on June 15, and over 1,200 high school and post-secondary students, apprentices, teachers, industry leaders and career seekers were present. Top competitors were given medals in the 37 skill […]

The opportunity of a lifetime

By Cecile Bukmeier Toronto, Ontario — May 8, 2019 — My life changed the moment I crossed paths with the Skills/Compétences Canada competitions. I was working as a car painter in a collision centre full-time for a couple of years when I started to notice that my skills in the shop were getting better. Tasks […]

Fix Auto Canada to sponsor Canadian WorldSkills competitor

Jean Charles Dupuis, COO of Fix Auto Canada and Vyolaine Dujmovic, Canada's competitor at the next WorldSkills event. Fix Auto Canada will serve as a sponsor when Dujmovic represents Canada in Abu Dhabi.

Montreal, Quebec — May 31, 2017 — Fix Auto Canada has announced it will sponsor Canadian skills competitor Vyolaine Dujmovic when she competes at the upcoming WorldSkills event, taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAR, in October 2017. The announcement was made by Jean Charles Dupuis, the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Dujmovic was given the opportunity […]

Tareski, Westermann take home Gold medals at Saskatchewan skills competitions

Malisa Collier of Swift Current Comprehensive took the Gold medal in the Car Painting, Secondary competition.

By Mike Davey   Regina, Saskatchewan — April 25, 2016 — Results are in from the Saskatchewan Skills Competition. The annual event typically hosts 30 secondary and 28 post-secondary competitions each year, including Autobody Repair and Car Painting.    This year’s competitions were held at four venues throughout Regina. Autobody Repair and Car Painting took […]