Hyundai World Skill Olympics
First held in 1995, the Hyundai World Skill Olympics are held once every two years in order to improve technicians’ skills through systematic training and by sharing updated service information in a unique and interactive environment. The competition’s ultimate goal is to improve technical expertise at Hyundai service centres around the world, which in turn boosts overall customer satisfaction by strengthening both practical and theoretical knowledge.
Competitors gathered at Hyundai Motor’s Technical Center in Korea to perform their latest techniques in an Olympic-style competition, which included practical evaluations of engines, electric devices, chassis, automatic transmission and other automotive components. In addition to this, they also had to complete a written examination.
Hyundai Motor’s European Skill Competition
As well as the company’s World Skill Olympics, Hyundai Motor also hosts a European Skill Competition to determine the best Hyundai technician on the continent. In October 2016, UK technician Kevin Mark Rule emerged victorious as 19 participants from different countries across Europe endured two challenging competition days in Frankfurt am Main and completed theoretical and practical challenges to demonstrate their technical expertise. Kevin will compete in the 2017 World Skill Olympics later this year.