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Axalta Renews its Partnership with WorldSkills Australia to Promote the Auto Refinish Industry’s Sustainability


We are proud to announce the renewal of our two-year contract, as Gold Partner, with WorldSkills Australia, a not-for-profit organisation focused on skills excellence in vocational, technological and service oriented careers in Australia.

Axalta’s commitment to WorldSkills Australia as a Gold Partner will support both the Regional and National Championships, through the supply of Standoblue®, the latest in waterborne coating technology, and the new generation Sagola® spray guns, for which Axalta is sole distributor in Australia.

WorldSkills Australia regional championship will be held around Australia in the first quarter of 2019. Each event will be designed to help improve competitor’s skills, build their confidence, and expose them to the latest technology and techniques. Registrations will open in February 2019 and the candidates could be participating to the 2020 WorldSkills’ national championship, which Axalta will take a prominent role in supporting.

“Our passion for our industry, and our desire to secure its future through promoting sustainable practices and encouraging excellence in young professionals, is what drives us at Axalta,” said Paul Polverino, National Training Manager of Axalta in Australia. “Sharing the common goal with WorldSkills Australia to continuously improve the quality of training and educational outcomes for young people who dream of becoming the ‘best of the best’ at vehicle refinishing, we are committed to supporting events and initiatives that promote the industry’s sustainability and longevity.”

For more than 10 years, We have strived to mentor and nurture up talent in collaboration with WorldSkills Australia, offering support and resources such as product training, exposure to the latest work practices and sustainable techniques, problem solving strategies, teamwork development and leadership skills.

“Our trainers across Australia are dedicated to support all training providers who share our philosophy, as we are passionate about helping the youth of today become industry leaders of tomorrow,” explained Polverino. “Axalta is very proud to support these exceptional young Australians and provide them with new opportunities for growth in the field of vehicle refinishing.”