Expert Technicians Roberto S. Garzon Jr. and Jay G. Villa from Hyundai Shaw Boulevard and Hyundai Balintawak, respectively, bagged the Hyundai Excellent Skills Award at the 9th Hyundai World Skills Olympics in Korea.
This is HARI's fourth straight win at HMC's prestigious biennial event. In 2009 and 2007, HARI bagged the Excellent Skills Award and the Superior Skills Award in 2005.
"We celebrate Mr. Garzon and Mr. Villa's victory as this once again proves that HARI is totally in step with Hyundai's stance on improving service quality and creating new values for our customers," said HARI President and CEO Fe Perez-Agudo.
The first-ever Hyundai World Skills Olympics kicked off in Korea in 1995 to showcase the skills of Hyundai's best technicians the world over and promote mutual understanding between Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and its global network of technicians. The competition consists of a written and a practical exam where the technicians' skills and knowledge of Hyundai technology are measured according to the following criteria: trouble diagnosis method, trouble finding efficiency, and precautionary measures.
This year, 79 contenders from 52 Asian, American, Canadian, European, and Latin American countries vied for the top awards.