Trading Enterprises held its annual Automotive Skills Contest 2016 on Friday 11th March at the 3S Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram facility in Sharjah.

Associates at Trading Enterprises eagerly look forward to this annual competition which presents a great opportunity and motivating factor in improving their skills and competency. The annual technical competition has been a great success over the years. This year's competition was held for six skill categories: Technician (Chrysler / Dodge, Jeep & Volvo), Technician (Body & Paint) and Service Advisor.

Through a series of practical skills tests and role-plays during the event, the contestants demonstrated their technical knowledge and professional expertise in front of the judges and their peers. A rapid fire round was an interesting segment added to the Service Advisor category, where a series of questions were asked to each Service Advisor. The contest also included many spot competitions that kept all Trading Enterprises' associates and guests entertained and excited. The contest also included team activities, where five teams demonstrated their artistic talent in a painting competition! Another team building activity was a Mopar Pit-Stop lane, the team comprising of five members including one female associate had to collectively perform certain checks and an inspection on a vehicle in the shortest time possible.

Anup Kumar, General Manager - Aftersales said "The annual contest was an excellent opportunity for the Service Advisors, Service and Body Technicians to showcase their skills and knowledge, and earn the coveted award of being the best in the respective brand and category for the year. Over 400 associates, along with principal guests and vendors, spent their Friday witnessing and taking part in various activities and many of them won valuable gifts. Overall the contest was a great success and this would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from the in-house team co-ordinators. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and I assure an even better skills contest next year."

Trading Enterprises' senior management as well as

business partners, vendors and Principals, attended the event. Mohammed Maktari,

Managing Director, Trading Enterprises said "The contest is very much a key

event on our calendar and it is an excellent opportunity for associates at

Trading Enterprises to show their peers exactly what they do best, day in, day

out."

The following Trading Enterprises associates were declared winners and runners up in their respective skill categories:

Skill Category

Winner

Runner up

1

Technician - Chrysler

Shajeer Sharafudeen - Ras Al Khaimah

Sampath Pushpakumara - Sharjah

2

Technician - Jeep

Vergel Valentos - Rashidiya, Dubai

Roshan Jayawardena - Sharjah

3

Technician - Volvo

Y. H. Darshan - Musaffah, Abu Dhabi

Aavon Fernando - Dubai Festival City

4

Technician - Body

Ranjith. K - Ras Al Khaimah

Gopalan Lal - Musaffah, Abu Dhabi

5

Technician - Paint

Muhammad Yaseen - Rashidiya, Dubai

Krishna Das - Rashidiya, Dubai

6

Service Advisor

Nand Kishore Mishra - Rashidiya, Dubai

Mohammed Shafeer - Al Qouz, Dubai