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Car O Liner announced as official sponsor of The Skills Show

Car O Liner has been announced as an official sponsor of The Skills Show 2012, the UK’s biggest skills and careers event, taking place from 15-17 November at the NEC Birmingham.

The Skills Show is a unique annual celebration that inspires young people to find out more about the exciting opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships. The show provides opportunities for visitors to ‘have a go’ at new skills, get careers advice and access apprenticeships or real job opportunities from employers.

The Skills Show will highlight the opportunities that exist in industries such as engineering and manufacturing and visitors will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a series of skills through the Show’s ‘Have a Go’ programme. For instance, official Sponsor Car O Liner will be encouraging visitors to have a go at autobody repair including the chance to re-align a car using Bluetooth technologies and replicate the welding of a vehicle that would take place in a factory.

Ross Maloney, CEO of The Skills Show, said: “We are delighted to secure the support of Car O Liner whose presence is integral to the success of The Skills Show. Their hands-on support and involvement really brings to life our aim to raise awareness of the importance of vocational skills – both to individuals and to businesses. “

Charlie Busby, Managing Director, Car O Liner, said: “We aim to inspire, develop and encourage the young apprentice panel technicians of today and also to inspire the next generation of young people that maybe interested in a career in the Auto Body Repair Industry, in the future.  If we are successful in carrying this out the Auto Body Repair Industry will benefit from having future panel technicians that will be well trained with highly developed skills. To promote the Auto Body Repair Industry Car-O-Liner are hosting the Have a Go Area for Auto Body Repair at The Skills Show 2012. This will entail the very latest in computerized re-alignment equipment where visitors can participate in the re-alignment of a vehicle and inverter resistance spot welding equipment where visitors can replicate the welding of a vehicle that would take place in a factory.”

Tickets for the show are FREE. For more information about The Skills Show, and to register visit: