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Automobile Technology

Maintaining light vehicles from various manufacturers, diagnosing complex problems, and solutions while working effectively and efficiently within commercial cost and time constraints.

Why is this skill important?

The Automobile Technology technician is likely to be employed in a workshop or garage that may be associated with either a single manufacturer of light vehicles or a variety of vehicles. Servicing requires knowledge and skill using a variety of equipment, parts, and materials. Plus, in every garage and workshop success is measured in time, correct fault finding and repair, and repeat business.

The light automobile sector is volatile, being dependent on the wider economy, and impacted by technological advances and environmental concerns. The highly skilled automobile technician keeps abreast of continuous changes in the sector, whether these are to do with performance, safety or green energy sources. They will deeply understand vehicles’ electrical and electronic systems and their integration; have physical stamina, coordination and kinaesthetic skills; and be versatile. With these skills and this approach, they will be assigned the more complex diagnostic tasks, the most advanced vehicles, and those incorporating the latest technologies.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools
  • Things that move

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors are judged on constructing and testing electrical systems.

  • Each competitor should show expertise in brake and stability control systems.

  • A good understanding and interpretation of electrical and network diagrams is essential for this Skill.

  • Judges will award marks for those who can correctly diagnose and repair faults.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 769 MIN-HENG CHEN Chinese Taipei
Silver 746 Wenhao Yang China
Bronze 743 Yuya Shimohara Japan
Medallion for Excellence 738 Martin Niederkofler South Tyrol, Italy
Medallion for Excellence 731 SUNGYOON KIL Korea
Medallion for Excellence 724 Klaus Lehmerhofer Austria
Medallion for Excellence 720 Riet Bulfoni Switzerland
Medallion for Excellence 720 Jimmy ROSE France
Medallion for Excellence 718 Saeed Alhosani United Arab Emirates
Medallion for Excellence 716 Aaron Taves Canada
Medallion for Excellence 716 Daniel Felipe Tapias Rodriguez Colombia
Medallion for Excellence 714 Admário Ferreira Portugal
Medallion for Excellence 713 Sebastian Knopf Germany
Medallion for Excellence 713 MOHCINE YAQOUTI Morocco
Medallion for Excellence 710 Aditya Pratap Singh Rathore India
Medallion for Excellence 708 Johann Krings Belgium
Medallion for Excellence 702 Lucas Lira Brazil
698 Sander Stensgaard Kristensen Denmark
690 Mohammad Hamidi Iran
689 Jonathan Robertson United States of America
687 Logan Candy New Zealand
682 Gavin Lyne Ireland
682 Jonathan Rydberg Sweden
679 Evgenii Buldashev Russia
676 Sahal Amri Indonesia
666 Miguel PAZ Spain
662 Akeil Craig-Browne Barbados
660 Sanit Akachat Thailand
655 Rico Nieuwkoop Netherlands
651 Aleksander L Severinsen Norway
636 Yaseen Ebrahim South Africa
628 Abdulrahman Aljumah Saudi Arabia
621 Husain Maki Hasan Kingdom of Bahrain
617 Didar Dissenov Kazakhstan

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.