Muhammad Afzal - 20

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Autobody Repair
Edmonton, AB


I love working with my hands, so the skilled trades are a good fit for me. I chose autobody repair because I’ve loved cars since I was a kid. If you have a passion for what you do, you’ll be great at it! I want to one day own or manage a shop.

I got involved in skills competitions in 2017 when I competed at the Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competition. I heard about it from previous competitors and I decided to give it a try.

Interesting Fact

I’m really good with my hands and with technology! I fix phones and do home renovations on the side.

Essential Skills

I believe that continuous learning is the most important Essential Skill to have in autobody repair because vehicles are changing really fast! Cars have changed so much in the past few years that if you do not keep up with the technology or repair procedures, you will have a tough time in this trade. I also think that working with others is crucial to succeed because in this industry you rely a lot on other people for different tasks. I communicated and worked with a lot of people at the competition.

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Media Coverage

September 10, 2018
Edmonton apprentice wants to represent Canada in Russia skills competition

The Edmonton Journal

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September 12, 2018
Auto apprentice named Team Canada top prospect for WorldSkills

Tech Life Today

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June 10, 2019
Edmonton auto apprentice headed to Russia for skills competition

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June 28, 2019
What it takes to train for WorldSkills

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August 24, 2019
Olympics of the trades': NAIT apprentice in Russia for WorldSkills competition

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