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Car-O-Liner partners with Motor Industry College Stockholm

Car-O-Liner has partnered with the Motor Industry College (Motorbranschcollege) in Stockholm, Sweden in order to support and develop certified automotive technical secondary schools there.

According to a recent survey, bodyshops in Sweden need to recruit around 750 car damage repairers, sheet metal workers and plastic repairers in the next three years.

Car-O-Liner says its new collaboration with the Motor Industry College is of the “utmost importance” in providing the industry with a “competent workforce” to meet this challenge.

“The profession of a damage repairer is becoming broader, more complex and rich in content all the time. This means that the skills of those employed must increase,” said Victor Ståhlkrantz, sales manager, Car-O-Liner Sweden.

“We are looking for different personality types to recruit and in order to attract more young people to our industry we need to work actively with and close to high schools that train for our professions.”

Victor Ståhlkrantz, sales manager, Car-O-Liner Sweden (left) and Jonas Hehrne, operations manager, Motor Industry College.

The partnership means that certified schools with a focus on claims will have access to Car-O-Liner’s knowledge of equipment and repair methods as well as access to its training courses.

Jonas Hehrne, operations manager for the Motor Industry College added: “We see the fact that a global player like Car-O-Liner is starting a collaboration with the Motor Industry College as proof that the industry prioritises certified schools.

“Through the collaboration with Motorbranschcollege, Car-O-Liner will contribute its expertise and experience to train and create a new generation of damage repairers.”