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Shell Rewards Mechanics


Samson Quarshie

Samson Quarshie

SHELL GHANA is set to reward mechanics in the country for their contribution towards the success of its products on the Ghanaian market. This was disclosed on Tuesday when the company in collaboration with the Ghana Association of Garages, launched the first ever “Shell Mechanic of the Year 2009 Competition” in Accra.

Samson Annoh-Quarshie, Business-to-Business (B2B) Manager of Shell Ghana and Togo, who launched the competition, said it would go a long way to develop the competencies and skills of participants as “they will also benefit from best practices in the competition.”

Benedicta Naana Hagan, Business-to-Customer (B2C) Manager of Shell Ghana, in a remark, said mechanics in Ghana have become key players in helping costumers to choose lubricants since “they have a direct contact with them.”

Towards this end, an ongoing training exercise for mechanics is expected to train about five thousand mechanics in the use of lubricants. The competition, which would include students from the Accra Polytechnic as well as all ‘wayside’ mechanics in the country, would comprise of three stages.

The first stage would involve the completion of application forms that would be made available at Shell filing stations and the offices of the Ghana National Association of Garages. After completion of the forms, applicants would be expected to return them with any label of Shell’s lubricants to the aforementioned places.

A criterion that is based on the achievements and qualifications would be used to select the first best 150 mechanics. The second stage would constitute a special training session in engines and their functions, maintenance practice, lubricants, tyres and auto air conditioning after which a test would be conducted to select the best 10 Mechanics.

The best 10 mechanics from the second stage would then be awarded with certificates. The competition would be climaxed with a practical exercise. In the third stage, which is the most interesting, participants would diagnose and repair vehicles within a specified period.

The fastest participant to complete the task would be crowned the Shell Mechanic of the year 2009. Aside receiving gifts, a certificate and a plague, which would be kept for life, the winner would also have the opportunity to visit an automobile plant in South Africa.

The winner of the competition would become an ambassador for mechanics for a year. The first and second runner up of the competition would also receive plagues, gifts and certificates.

Source: dailyguideghana

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