Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Honda technician to represent Middle East region at Honda’s World Skills Contest in Japan

Prajeeth Chandran will be among 26 finalists from over 75,000 mechanical technicians worldwide

40-year-old Prajeeth Naduvalappil Chandran, a Mechanical Technician at Al-Futtaim Honda has been elected to represent the Middle East region at the inaugural Honda World Skills Contest, which will be held in Japan in May this year.

Mr. Prajeeth Chandran who has been working at Al-Futtaim Honda for over 14 years was elected the winner from 116 mechanical technicians in the National Skills Contest in September 2018 in the preliminary round. He went on to beat eight other National winners from the Middle East to win the regional event held at the Honda Middle East Office in October 2018.

Commenting on this success, Sanjay Taturari, General Manager– After Sales, for Trading Enterprises said, “This is a moment of great pride for us and is further proof to the commitment of our teams to deliver only the best to our customers. We are extremely pleased that our associate – Mr. Prajeeth Chandran will represent the region in the global finals and we wish him all the very best.”

“We place great importance in ensuring the skills of our technicians are up-to-date. This recognition is a great testament to the efforts that our teams put in to ensure our service is on par with global industry standards,” he added.

There are four levels to the competition - starting with a written test from which the top five contestants qualified for the UAE National Skills Contest. The winner then went on to represent the UAE and compete against eight other contestants at the regional event and earned a place in the global finals. The final 26 contestants shortlisted from over 75,000 technicians worldwide will compete for the title of Honda World Technician in the final stage.