We got to know the three contestants, who during the Poznań Fair Motor Show presented the highest level of know-how and were the most effective in repairing malfunctions on cars, by this ensuring them a pass to the great international finale of the Young Car Mechanic.
The whole of the qualifying round of this or that year’s edition was divided into four stages. The first two were realized remotely and 600 young adepts took part in them. The second stage tested 300 people, of which ten finale participants were selected using a knowledge test. It was them who were fighting for main rewards in the national finale of the Young Car Mechanic Contest
said Radosław Sujka, Training Manager at Inter Cars.
Strategic partners of the Young Car Mechanic Contest, including Bosch and Erling, provide attractive prizes and support from the very beginning of the contest to the international finale
For the second year we have been supporting Inter Cars at the occasion of the contest, to which we had a very positive attitude from the very beginning. Last year we were present only at the international finale, but this time we are also supporting local contests, we were a partner during Lithuanian, Polish, Latvian and Estonian finale, and on 14 May we will also be in Cząstków Mazowiecki at the great international finale. A task prepared by our company was the same in each of the national rounds - replacing the sealing parts with housing on a Volkswagen engine.
Korneliusz Kąkol, representative of the Elring Company
The whole undertaking is a great benefit for the garages, but also for the young people, who took a decision to take part in the Young Car Mechanic Contest. Thanks to the contest they have a possibility of obtaining practical skills, which are needed on the market, and on the one hand this enables them development, and on the other hand - decent remuneration. Participants of the national finale are a selected group of the most talented mechanics that is why the level of rivalry was really high. We have to keep in mind that they are very ambitious people who want to grow their qualifications, and reward in the contest is a milestone for them in their further career and professional development.
I am very pleased that we have so many young people, who took part in this year's edition of the Young Car Mechanic Contest and that they are representing schools taking part in Inter Cars project, Young HR. I wish to congratulate all the participants on huge knowledge and give my thanks to the whole team who organized the competition. Unfortunately not everyone can win today in the national finale, but you are all the winners for the future, as you have a possibility of developing you skills, and this will surely bring positive results in your adult lives, in line with the slogan „Young HR a springboard to the future
Robert Kierzek, Vice President of the Management Board of Inter Cars
The Young HR Project is first and foremost to help young people develop in the automotive industry. What is important is that it is held in the form of a contest, as this is the most meaningful and provides possibility of assessment of who of the participants was the best in comparison to all the rivals. This motivates young people to check themselves, but also encourages to further development and gaining skills
Marta Ciesielska, Coordinator of the Young HR Project
I think that Young Car Mechanic is a great initiative, enabling young people to present their skills and make their dreams come true. The competition gives them a possibility of verifying their knowledge, and thanks to the element of rivalry, they can compare their skills to their peers; see at what stage of development they are themselves. I would like myself to have a chance of taking part in such initiative, when I was their age, as Young Car Mechanic is an unrepeatable chance to gain new experiences and live through a great adventure
I am really happy that I managed to win. I have not expected such an honour. I am happy even more, as all the tasks were on a really high level and one had to present a lot of knowledge in order to be able to deal with them. The most difficulty was given to me by an A/C system on a Citroen. The malfunction was hidden in such a way that I did not manage to find it
said Jakub Koncewicz.
I think that such initiatives like Young Car Mechanic are really necessary, and competitions cause development, drive education, so all the arguments are for not only continuing them, but also developing them. Victory in the national contest is not only prestige, but first and foremost personal development of students, and as a result also teachers, who need to do their share of work in order to prepare students in a suitable way. Victory of one of my pupils in the national finale of the Young Car Mechanic is not only my success, but also a success of other teachers, who prepared Jakub in previous years, sharing with him all the secrets of mechanics. We should bow in front of Professor Jan Treszczot, who has been preparing students for many years, but now, because of health problems, he cannot continue his educational mission. Today's victory is also a reward for many years of his involvement and hard work
Karol Mróz,winner caretaker